Monday, July 17, 2017

Quiet Corners of Paris

Marie-Antoinette never played milk maid although she would wear simple attire when visiting the farm. From the LA Times:
Visit the grand Château de Versailles where the Sun King and his 20,000 courtiers lived, dined and entertained. But be sure to leave time for the outdoor spaces — the formal gardens, the royal waterways and fountains, and the Petit Trianon and hameau, or hamlet, where Marie Antoinette acted out her desires to be just like everyone else. In a quiet area of meadowland, ponds, rolling hills and woods, she built little thatched-roof houses, an octagonal belvedere and a classical Temple of Love. Here on the “farm” she could dress as a milkmaid and feed the sheep and goats. (Read more.)

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