Le Petit Trianon, Versailles
Petit Trianon, built between 1762 and 1768 during the reign of Louis XV, is a small château located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France. The park of the Grand Trianon includes the Petit Trianon.Make Le Petit Trianon a part of your Versailles vacation plans using our Versailles trip itinerary planner .
The Petit Trianon was built on the site of a botanical garden developed about a decade earlier by Louis XV, within the grounds of the Grand Trianon, Louis XIV's retreat from the Palace of Versailles to the southeast. It was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel by the order of Louis XV for his long-term mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and was constructed between 1762 and 1768. Madame de Pompadour died four years before its completion, and the Petit Trianon was subsequently occupied by her successor, Madame du Barry. Upon his accession to the throne in 1774, the 20-year-old Louis XVI gave the château and its surrounding park to his 19-year-old Queen Marie Antoinette for her exclusive use and enjoyment.
The château of the Petit Trianon is a celebrated example of the transition from the Rococo style of the earlier part of the 18th century, to the more sober and refined, Neoclassical style of the 1760s and onward. Essentially an exercise on a cube, the Petit Trianon attracts interest by virtue of its four facades, each thoughtfully designed according to that part of the estate it would face. The Corinthian order predominates, with two detached and two semi-detached pillars on the side of the formal French garden, and pilasters facing both the courtyard and the area once occupied by Louis XV's greenhouses. Overlooking the former botanical garden of the king, the remaining facade was left bare. The subtle use of steps compensates for the differences in level of the château's inclined location.
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Le Petit Trianon Reviews
J'ai effectué cette visite avec une enfant de 11 ans le 17 mars 2019. Le Petit Trianon était pour moi le meilleur des musées de Versailles. Néanmoins, je fus plutôt déçu de ma visite en mars 2019... D... more »I made this visit with an 11 year old child on March 17, 2019. The Petit Trianon was for me the best of the museums of Versailles. Nevertheless, I was rather disappointed with my visit in March 2019... Many rooms in renovation and therefore inaccessible-what I can understand, nevertheless, it disappointed me in view of my memories.. The gardens surrounding the little Trianon and the many nearby places (the Pavilion of love, the grotto of Marie-Antoinette, the rock etc.) beautiful! Very nice in dry weather, I prefer these gardens to those of Versailles. With children I advise to go to the little Trianon thanks to the Petit train where renting an electric cart from the Palace of Versailles. The +:-less frequented than the main Castle-the surrounding gardens-the affordable prices Les-:-the number of rooms closed-the lack of explanation in some places (as in the gardens)
베르사유 안에서 쁘띠라는 말입니다. 여기도 충분히 크고 멋진 저택을 보는 기분이에요. 물론 베르사유 궁에 비하면 아주 작고 귀여워요. more »In Versailles, the word petit. This is great enough to see a nice mansion. Of course, it's very small and cute compared to the Palace of Versailles.
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