Monday, July 19, 2010

Hameau De La Reine

The Queen's Hamlet is the rustic retreat that was built for Marie Antoinette. It is situated in a secluded section of the Trianon gardens, within the park of Versailles, and adjoining the Petit Trianon, a small ch√Ęteau designed and built for Louis XV's mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and which Louis XVI gave to his wife Queen Marie Antoinette, on his accession to the throne in 1774. 

I love that Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette was filmed on location.  What interesting worlds Marie would jump from and into during her reign of France.  I wished I had ventured over to this "rustic retreat" when I toured the Palace of Versailles.....something to look forward to next visit, eh!

No comments:

Post a Comment