Friday, January 6, 2012

The Queen's Hamlet @ Versailles

In the 1780s, Marie Antoinette ordered the construction of a series of 11 buildings around a large pond. Five of them were for the use of the Queen and her guests. This area of Versailles reminds me of a movie set.

I doubt if the Queen's Hamlet is mentioned in MGM's 1938 "lavish, overstuffed... preposterous epic", Marie Antoinette, starring Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power.

Although the hamlet is accessible for walking around, the buildings are not open during the "low season".

This is the same area where we saw the mess o' carp.

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