Marie Antoinette’s Estate

  • Petit Trianon
  • Marie-Antoinette's Estate
  • Grand Trianon
Petit TrianonMarie-Antoinette's EstateGrand Trianon


Marie-Antoinette’s estate, brings a touch of intimacy and of the countryside to Versailles, appreciated by leaders from Louis XIV to Charles De Gaulle, not forgetting the enchanting and legendary Queen Marie-Antoinette herself…
Alongside the Grand Canal, Grand Trianon was the Sun King's country house, for those moments when he grew tired of Versailles’ golden splendour. In this marvellous building with its pink marble architecture designed by Mansart, the King would arrive accompanied by ladies for whom he organised light meals, games and boat trips. After the revolution, Napoleon and later Louis-Philippe stayed here. Later still, Charles De Gaulle made it a reception venue for entertaining visiting foreign heads of state.

However, the very heart of the estate is naturally Petit Trianon, built by Gabriel for King Louis XV and which is remembered above all for Marie-Antoinette: missing the freedom of her childhood, the young queen created a simple and familiar setting here, where she invited her friends, play acted and above all lived free, far away from the constraints of the Royal Court.

She was the one who arranged for the planting of the English garden, a fashionable landscaped park dotted with little buildings which were a delight to walk out to, and charming little shelters which have been superbly restored over recent years. As a continuation to this, we find the famous Queen's Hamlet which was also designed for her, and where authentic peasants living in attractive rustic homes brought the countryside to her very door.
Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Wednesday 25 December 2024

All year long 2025

Every day except Monday

During high season: Marie-Antoinette's Estate is open from 12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m. (access to interior areas until 5:45 p.m.) from Tuesday to Sunday except for certain holidays or official ceremonies. During low season: Marie-Antoinette's Estate is open from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m. (no admission after 5:00 p.m.) from Tuesday to Sunday except for certain holidays or official ceremonies.

  • Tourist guides :
    • Michelin guide
    • Tourist guides
    • Le Routard guide
General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 180
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Château
    • Farm
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant
    • Fast food
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
    • Restaurant
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Exhibition space
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Reduced priceFree-- Titulaire d?une carte de réduction pour famille nombreuses française -- Visiteurs acquittant le droit d?entrée avec des chèques Vacances -- Abonnés ou porteurs d'un billet du Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras -- Adhérents des sociétés d'amis des musées nationaux -- Tous les jours, dimanches inclus, groupes ayant une réservation d'accès jusqu'à 9h45 et à partir de 15h00
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Chèques Vacances
    • American Express
Marie Antoinette’s Estate
Château de Versailles
Phone : +33 1 30 83 78 00
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
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