The Grand Trianon is a unique architectural building built in 1687. The construction was overseen by King Louis XIV, and once complete was used as a private residence where he could spend time with his secret wife, Madame de Maintenon. It was originally known as the ‘Marble Trianon’ on account of the pink marble panels which adorned the palace’s elegant façades.
Estate Of Trianon
Away from all the ceremony of the Palace, the Estate of Trianon lies adjacent to the Petit Park and is home to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon palaces, the Queen’s Hamlet and a variety of ornamental gardens. Construction of the Trianon estate began under Louis XIV, however, It is most closely associated with Queen Marie-Antoinette, the wife of Louis XVI as she often sought refuge here and commissioned the large and marvelous landscaped gardens centered around a hamlet of rustic cottages.
Explore the Trianon Estate
The Petit Trianon was a neo-classical masterpiece built for King Louis XV. This royal residence was a symbol of the king’s passion for the botanical sciences: he was keen to have a home in the heart of the gardens to which he devoted so much of his time. In 1774, Queen Marie-Antoinette received the Petit Trianon as a gift from King Louis XVI, as she has trouble adapting to life in the palace and often sought refuge here. She became greatly attached to the estate and rapidly made it her own by re-decorating it.
The Queen’s Hamlet is a result of the queen’s fascination with the charms of rural life. The model village was inspired by the traditional rustic architecture of Normandy and included a windmill and dairy, as well as a dining room, salon, billiard room and boudoir. Although it was reserved primarily for the education of her children, Marie-Antoinette also used the hamlet for promenades and hosting guests.
Tuesday - Sunday from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Last entry is at 6:00 PM
Entrance to the Marie Antoinette’s Estate, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet is included only in the Passport Ticket. Your general admission ticket does not allow entry to these parts of the Estate.
Estate of Trianon - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Which Versailles ticket option do I need to visit Marie Antoinette’s Estate & Domaine De Trianon?
General admission tickets do not include access to these parts of the estate. You will need to purchase the passport ticket, with which you will be able to visit the entire estate, including Marie Antoinette’s Estate, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet
Q. What days are the palace and gardens closed on?
A. The palace and the gardens are open to the public every day of the year.
Q. Do I need separate tickets for visiting the gardens and fountains of Versailles?
A. Yes, tickets for the Palace and the Gardens are separate. Standard admission tickets do not include access to the gardens and fountains. However, with the Passport ticket, you will be able to visit the entire estate, including the palace, the gardens and the fountain shows.
Q. What is the Versailles Passport ticket?
A. The Versailles Passport ticket is a ticket variant that gives you access to all of the estate. With the Versailles Passport, you will be able to visit the Palace with audioguide, the estate of Trianon, temporary exhibitions, the Gardens and the Park, the Musical Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens and the Coach Gallery.
Q. How long in advance can I purchase my tickets?
A. You can purchase tickets to the Palace of Versailles up to 3 months in advance.
Q. What are the Versailles open hours and timings?
A. The Palace of Versailles is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Last admission is at 5:00 PM. Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.