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The Trianons & The Hamlet (Le Hameau)

Address: Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France
Phone Number: 30 83 78 88
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Versailles
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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172 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had a great time, been there 4x times now. Must ensure you check their website and only go the days they have music in the garden while the fountains are flowing...it is the only way to see Versailles and The Hamlet! Go early and get to the front of the line.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Wear comfortable shoes! Everything about this place was enjoyable. I was so tired by the end of it but i didnt care. Instead of walking back all the way to the entrance, there's a bus shuttle that brings everyone back to the train station.

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Wisconsin, USA
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Grand and Petit Trianons are part of the Chateau de Versailles, but are much less crowded and much quieter than the main Chateau. They are quite a walk from the main palace and there is a tram you can pay extra for or golf carts you can rent, but the walk takes you through the gardens and through some... More 

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