Domaine de Marie-Antoinette
On the banks of the Grand Canal, the Grand Trianon was the country house of the Sun King, tired of the golden splendour of Versailles. In this marvellous pink marble structure designed by Mansart, the King was joined by guests for whom he organised light meals, games and boat trips.
After the French Revolution, Napoleon and then Louis-Philippe stayed there, before Charles De Gaulle turned it into a reception venue for foreign heads of state.
Marie-Antoinette in private
However, the heart of the estate is, of course, the Petit Trianon, built by Gabriel for King Louis XV, and which is remembered above all for Marie-Antoinette. Nostalgic for the freedom of her childhood, here the young queen created a simple and familiar setting, where she invited friends, acted, and above all lived far away from the constraints of the Royal Court…
It was Marie-Antoinette who arranged for the planting of the English Garden, a fashionable landscaped park, dotted with small buildings offering delightful strolls and charming shelters, which has been magnificently restored in recent years.
The Royal Court in the countryside
As a continuation, we find the famous Queen’s Hamlet, which was also designed for Marie-Antoinette who came to savour the charm of rural living. Authentic peasants lived there in attractive rustic houses, which brought the countryside to her door. Relics of a brilliant and eventful period, these recently restored thatched cottages can be explored during a guided tour.
Access and contact
TRI bus from the Phébus company has a stop in front the Grand Trianon. The bus serves the stations of Versailles Rive Gauche and Versailles Rive Droite
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. 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.
- 12 €
- Adult: 12 €.
Free entry for children < 26 years, children accompanied by an adult, teachers, people with reduced mobility, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons. Group rate available for > 30 people.
Free for people under 26 years old from European Union Free for people under 18 years outide of the European Union Free for disabled person and an accompanying person
More ticket options available : - The 1 day pass includes the entire estate (Gardens + Trianons) - The 2 days pass includes the entire estate (Gardens + Trianons) for two consecutive days.
Free the first Sundays of each months from November to March).
- Picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Coach access
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
- Fast food
- Temporary exhibition
Guided tour languages
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single mean time tour180 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently