Friday, 9 April 2010

Grand Trianon

To end the week, I had to do my last post of Versailles on the Grand Trianon (my favourite 'little' palace on the grounds)

This image from the gorgeous DJA of Kirsten Dunst from the movie "Marie Antoinette"

(All other images are mine)

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.


and welcome new readers.



  1. Thanks so much for sharing your pics - just stunning!
    ps I love Sophia Coppola's version of Marie Antoinette

  2. Dear Marina,
    You could post on Versailles everyday, I love it so much.
    Beautiful photographs of such a beautiful place.
    Have a great weekend, Marina. XXXX

  3. I can't wait to see this in person! Should be this fall. I hope. Your pics are so pretty!

  4. One of my favourite places in the whole world. Hope you had a fabulous time Marina. Wish i could go back again soon. We hired bikes to ride around the grounds and get out to the village and trianon etc, it was big fun.


  5. Hi Marina, thank you so much for your visit. Now I get to know your little corner in the world. Your blog is lovely. Adore these images! I became your newest follower and look so soooooo forward to your future posts...

    Have a great weekend! xo

  6. Hi Marina

    Lovely post.. I'm so dying to go to France soon!!

  7. More gorgeous photos Marina
    Just makes me yearn for travel again... I think the 'little palace' would be more than enough for me.. and so much the better being closer to nature... Have a wonderful weekend.. xxx Julie

  8. What fantastic images - seems as if you had the best time EVER... thanks for sharing. (oh and p.s. do you know that Cire Trudon do a fantastic candle called Trianon - the fragrance is white flowers and meant to represent Marie Antoinette's garden - expensive but so lovely!)

  9. love the vase! :D

    I am now following you, follow me too yeah?



  10. The history is just mind-boggling and the photos are unreal! Thanks so much for this, honey! Hope you had a lovely weekend.


  11. love your work.....

    very nice...

  12. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place - love the dress in the first photo stunning!!

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