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.