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  • Address: Château de Versailles, Place d'Armes
  • Admission: €10

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Marie-Antoinette Estate

Marie-Antoinette left a mark on Versailles larger than any other left by the queens of the French monarchy, and the physical embodiment of her maverick ways can be found at her estate on the grounds of the Gardens of Versailles.

The Marie-Antoinette Estate is comprised of several elements. There is the Petit Trianon, which served as her palace away from home. Often frustrated by the politics of her husband's court, Marie-Antoinette would escape to her royal residence, where no one could enter without her express invitation – not even the king himself.

There are also Marie-Antoinette's personal gardens, through which visitors can stroll today and see that they are much unchanged from the time of the queen's reign. She also had a hamlet – a glamorous, picturesque take on the rustic country homes that the aristocracy at the time had on the grounds of their own estates – with a kitchen garden and a working farm in addition to its mill, decorative gardens and charming lake.

Practical Info

Note that the Marie-Antoinette Estate will begin restoration in 2014, sponsored by the design house Dior. Although it is free to enter the Versailles Gardens on most days (except during fountain shows and other events), the fee to tour the Marie-Antoinette Estate is €10, with a €6 reduced admission for children, students and seniors. It is open whenever the Palace of Versailles is open, but take note of the closing time, as it will take some time to return to the front gates to exit.

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Viator VIP: Palace of Versailles Small-Group Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 388 Reviews

See the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) as French kings once did – with this small-group tour that includes a once-in-a-lifetime private ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $277.13

Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 204 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) on a full-day tour. ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.54

Viator Exclusive: Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 154 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Versailles on this 5-hour trip to the UNESCO-listed site, from Paris. You’ll tour Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet and Le Petit Trianon. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.08

Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

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Enjoy priority entrance to the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles with an independent priority access tour. Choose from four ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.31

2-Day Versailles Tour with Fountain Show

Experience the best of Versailles on an overnight tour that includes accommodation, guided tours of the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) entrance ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $200.77

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