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The chamber of Madame du Barry, Château de Versailles

Madame du Barry& bedchamber became not only the place where the royal mistress would rest herself but also the refuge of her royal lover.

Basement Passage at Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon

Basement Passage at Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon, Versailles

Lanterne, salon de compagnie du Petit Trianon, attribuée à Pierre-Philippe Thomire, 1785.

a-l-ancien-regime: Petit Trianon, Versailles (detail) via *Rococo Revisited

Versailles Seine et Oise France 1920s Petit Trianon Boudoir Vintage Postcard

Versailles Seine et Oise France 1920s Petit Trianon Boudoir Vintage Postcard

French Pavilion of Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles. Built by Gabriel in 1750, it was one of Louis XV's first creations in the Trianon area. It comprises a vast circular salon flanked by four small rooms used as a boudoir, a rechauffoir or room for warming up food, a kitchen and a wardrobe.

The French Pavilion is part of the Petit Trianon that Queen Marie-Antoinette had built as a retreat. She found the opulence & formality at Versailles crushing, intrusive as well as oppressive,

A view of the hamlet at the Petit Trianon by Pierre Joseph Wallaert, 1803. [credit: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot]

A view of the hamlet at the Petit Trianon by Pierre Joseph Wallaert, [credit: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot]

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