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The Trianons & The Hamlet (Le Hameau)

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Address: Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France
Phone Number: 30 83 78 88
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Antithesis of Chateau de Versailles

If the Chateau de Versailles was meant to represent the masculine, public image of French royalty, then the Trianons would represent its feminine, more private side. Not that it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If the Chateau de Versailles was meant to represent the masculine, public image of French royalty, then the Trianons would represent its feminine, more private side. Not that it was intended to even exist but Marie Antoinette's distaste for court life at the Chateau resulted in the Grand Trianon and the hamlet being built to serve as her retreat. Despite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After going through the Palace of Versailles, we waked down and rented bicycles to get through the gardens Trianons and Hamlet. I did enjoy the bike ride and the buildings. The grounds were not as beautiful as others have commented, but I think it was because it was November and the fountains weren't on and the statues were covered. You... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We took a tour called "Marie Antoinette’s Estate Tour" with paristoversailles.com , she told me she learn a lot about MA and enjoyed a tour in a very peaceful park full of lovely animals! Trianons et le hameau seems to be a must to see in Versailles!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You have to go to the Hamlet and the Trianons. I recommend it more than taking time in the Palace. Bring bread to feed the fish - it is terrifying and hilarious!

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

When visiting Versailles, make the time and the effort to walk to the Hamlet. After the ornateness and decadence of the palace, the beauty of this place touches you in a different--more simplistic way. When we were there it was quiet, peaceful and lovely. We visited it mid-afternoon, and there were very few people there besides us.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Take time to walk to the Hamlet and see Marie Antoinette's "play farm." It is a nice stroll and worth while.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Grand Trianon is a smaller version of the palace. A lot of rooms to tour and these actually have more furnishings that the rooms in the main palace. There is a lot to see here, so you will need about 45 minutes for the tour. Photography is allowed.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For me visiting the Hamlet was a highlight of Versailles. Juxtaposed against the gaudy and outlandish main palace, this was a pace of simplicity and tranquility. Less people visit so you have more room to explore, and the gardens were levelly, even in winter.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The grounds, the Trianons, and The Hamlet are really pretty and idyllic, but the walk around is maybe the nicest part, but it is LONG. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time so you don't feel rushed and are able to rest. We explored the whole grounds and I really recommend doing it this way and walking between the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A marvelous walk through the gardens leads one up to the hamlet which was said to be the queen's own project. The hamlet itself is set up as an English village, extremely well maintained, with swans and ducks in the water bodies, this area of the Palace of Versailles gives a lot of opportunities for great photography. Try to get... More 

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