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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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Worth the walk

These are fr from the palace but worth the trip. Not so many loupe. You can also rent a golf cart for four people to drive out to the trianons.The Hamlet is well worth the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

These are fr from the palace but worth the trip. Not so many loupe. You can also rent a golf cart for four people to drive out to the trianons.The Hamlet is well worth the trip very beautiful setting on a lake and makes you realize how Marie Antoinetteloved the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

After the crowds of Versailles Palace, it was a relief to escape into the palace gardens where a pretty walk takes you to the The Grand Trianon and The Petit Trianon. Both are well worth a visit. The Grand Trianon is obviously the bigger of the two, highlights of which include Napoleon's bedchamber and the Mirror Drawing room. Personally, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Love both the grand and petit Trianon, without checking out those two, you won't get a complete look into Louis XIV, XV, XVI and Marie Antoinette's dramatic lives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Yes they are worth visiting but if you are short of time not a priority. The Great is better; the Petit is interesting but not quite so attractive

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Away from the palace grounds this area is much more serene and with fewer people allowing a more tranquil experience. There is an opportunity to spend a reasonable amount of time inside the residence(s) as the unique experience is meandering outside along the trails. This area is less extravagant than the main palace; however, beautiful in its own way. Overall... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited here in October 2013. We decided to do a day trip as a previous half day trip was disappointing. So glad we took a whole day to visit Versailles as we had time to see the chateau and then hop on the transport taking us to the Trianons and Hamlet. These are quite amazing in their own right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The two Trianons were much less opulent and also less crowded. They were more the less public time of the royalty. The Hamlet was built for Marie Antoinette as a way to escape as well as reconnect with her native Austria. It's a working farm with lots of goats, sheep, chickens and pigs. Lots of fun for the little ones... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had seen the Trianons the previous year so we visited the hamlet this time. It was a nice sunny afternoon and the whole experience was relaxing, almost a step back to when it was in its pomp. Make sure you also take in the farm, butting goats were comical. You could see why the queen spent long hours here,... More 

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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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