In July, I had a few weeks off from work. I spent a week with my family since I hadn’t seen them since February and then spent some quality time in Paris.
It’s no secret that I am fascinated with Marie-Antoinette, and when my friend Pauline asked me if I wanted to go to Versailles with her, I jumped on the occasion to finally go back to the Trianon. Last time I went there was in 2013, you can read my previous article here.
We went on a Friday and we were lucky enough to feel like we were the only ones there. It gave me a great opportunity to finally try out my new camera in the ‘wild’, and I’m quite satisfied with the pictures I took that day. I finally was getting back to taking pictures!
We first took a stroll in the Gardens and as you can see : it was empty. No excessive crowd, not a soul in sight. We wanted to check out a specific part of the gardens, and so I started taking pictures.
This is the Bosquet we wanted to see, it’s the Bosquet des Bains d’Apollon which was built from 1778 to 1781 by Hubert Robert (such a French name!). The statues represent Apollon and five nymphs. Which you possibly don’t know is that the statue of Apollon share physical traits with … Louis XIV. Oh, the ego of this King will never cease to amaze me.
Next was The Domaine du Trianon. It is generally less crowded that the main Palace, but it doesn’t mean it’s not stunning, I’d rather spend my day there than the palace if I’m being honest.
And then, here I was again. At the Temple de l’Amour (Temple of Love) . This is one of my favorite part of Versailles. This temple calms me down. What a treat to be here.
The Hameau de La Reine (Queen’s Hamlet) was built specifically for Marie-Antoinette. She wanted a place where she could escape the royal life and be free, you can see some parts of it in the Coppola movie. It’s really weird to think there’s a farm inside Versailles.
I hope you liked my post, I just wanted to share with you how pretty Versailles can be, and make you want to go there (when it’s safe to travel of course!).