These are some views of the place that is called le hameau de la Reine/the queen’s hamlet. Keep in mind that this hamlet was built from 1782-1783 as a retreat. This was where Queen Marie Antoinette and her group would go to escape the constraints of life in the court.
The houses were called “cottages” and there were 10 of them. I suspect that none of these are furnished any longer, as they are not open for inspection on the inside.
Here is a preview:
Behind the watermill cottage:
The mill and its wheel…
The queen’s house and the billiard room. As the name may indicate, this was the entertainment place.
Finally, my personal fav, the boudoir or the “queen’s little house”.
How beautiful is that for a queen’s country house, with a veggie garden behind and white flowers all around? It is fit for a queen 🙂
Happy weekend to you, friends.