All the kings and queens of France had a sweet tooth. Louis XIII was particularly fond of jams, especially at the end of a meal. As for Louis XIV, he had a keen taste for marrons glacés and patisseries. Louis XV quickly revealed his fondness for hot chocolate and never tired of extolling its reviving, stimulating and aphrodisiac effects. Lastly, Marie-Antoinette quickly chose the macaron as her culinary mascot, for which she had an immoderate liking.

What's your favourite treat?

What better place to find out than taking a stroll around the markets of Versailles where the stalls are piled high with local produce. Feeling tempted? Continue your walk and step inside our food stores where you'll find a tantalising range of tastes and flavours.

You'll be able to taste contemporary or period foods made using traditional or updated recipes that will transport you across time and space.

Our selection of food stores: