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The Trianons & The Hamlet, Versailles

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Take a peek into Marie Antoinette’s favorite places to get away from the pomp of Versailles at The Trianons & The Hamlet. Walk across the gardens or ride the petit train to reach the Grand Trianon decked out in pink marble. The Petit Trianon and the surrounding park reflect the queen's eclectic, free-thinking nature through their rural, rustic surroundings. Inside The Petit Trianon, see her modest bedchamber and simple furnishings. At Le Hameau (Hamlet), survey the ill-fated queen's retreat overlooking Grand Trianon Lake, where the environment stands in stark contrast to the formal gardens at Versailles. Plan your The Trianons & The Hamlet visit and explore what else you can see and do in Versailles using our Versailles trip generator.
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  • The Trianon has some fun furniture and a more realistic feel to it then the Chateau. It's still over the top ostentatious, but smaller. The grounds are nice, but it all feels a little less after seein...  more »
  • The area known as the estate of Marie Antoinette is fascinating. There is a little farmyard with pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and cattle. The little houses are reminiscent of those in rural France. ...  more »
  • So much less crowded because not many people want to walk 15km in a day. The hamlet is worth it and the deliberately informal grounds are lovely. The houses are on a smaller scale with better furnitur...  more »

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Where to stay in Versailles

Though you can visit the palace of Versailles on a day trip from Paris, travelers interested in exporing outside the château should consider staying in the town of Versailles, Rambouillet, or Fontainebleau. All three of these boast historical centers and a number of accommodations for visitors, from swanky hotels to short-term apartment rentals. You may want to avoid the other nearby towns, like Senlis, which don't offer any lodging in their old town centers. To put yourself within walking distance of the grand palace, pick a spot along the main avenue in the town of Versailles. When staying here, you can experience first-hand what city planners took into consideration when building this new capital.
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