The Grand Trianon was built in the northwestern part of the Domain of Versailles at the request of Louis XIV, as a retreat for the King and his maîtresse en titre of the time, the marquise de Montespan, and as a place where the King and invited guests could take light meals (collations) away from the strict étiquette of the Court.
The Grand Trianon is set within its own park, which includes the Petit Trianon (the much smaller château built between 1762 and 1768 during the reign of Louis XV).
What I love most about it is, that all the rooms lead off into the gardens from the magnificent french doors
and the glorious amount of light that streams into each room.
I hope you have enjoyed this journey of Versailles as much as I have.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!
and welcome new readers.