The Trianons & The Hamlet
The Trianons & The Hamlet
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  • beachlovernc2015
    Leland, North Carolina2,029 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than the palace!
    By far our favorite part of the Versailles experience. We skipped the Grand Trianon and toured the Petit Trianon. It does not take long but it gives you good insight in to Marie Antoinette and her preferences for living. To end our visit to Versailles we took the lovely walk over to the Queen's Hamlet. It is just delightful and peaceful there. No crowds and certainly our favorite part of the entire estate. Do make sure you save time to visit this area. It is a ways from the Palace so you may want to consider taking the tram. That is a very efficient way to get around.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Robicsek
    Budapest, Hungary575 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk among picturesque houses
    The palace was so crowded we didn’t go in, instead went to see Marie Antoinette’s hamlet. It was a long walk from the main palace, so on the way back we waited for the little bus to take us back. The hamlet, consisting of charming grounds and picturesque buildings was worth the trip from Paris, and made our day. Not to be missed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Otwoma
    703 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    15000 steps on our watches
    We had one day to see Versailles and opted to visit the gardens and Petit Trianon and were happy with our choice. Even so our watches showed we each had over 15000 steps but worth it as it was a cool day and not too hot to walk. We walked the gardens which are beautiful and overwhelming. It is best to read about who designed and the purpose for each garden outdoor room to appreciate. We were able to see a water display with music then walked to our car and parked closer to the Petit Trianon parking which I would recommend. Petit Trianon was on my bucket list and I loved visiting the personal playground of Marie Antoinette. Since she was Austrian she even recreated an area that reminded me of Alpine caves grottos and waterfalls. All for one person. Totally understand why there was a revolution but interesting to see.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2024
  • Mr Paul
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant experience
    We really enjoyed our time visiting the houses and gardens of Trianon. It had fewer tourists than the Palace of Versailles, making it a pleasant experience. We walked from the Versailles Palace gardens to Trianon, but you can also get the regular Little Train. Would recommend this over the Palace, but really you should see both!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
  • Circe
    Essex, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Beautiful so worth it . Catch the hop on hop off train . Buy the train tickets in the garden grounds green shed yellow sign . Can easily spend the day here. We bought passport tickets so all included bar the train . We also had a guided tour through the palace which was ok through the HeadOut app .
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 May 2024
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David M
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The hamlet is extremely charming, and walking around has been a pleasure we will reconsider doing again.
The lake is the best part, but going around the farm was nice too.
Written 28 May 2024
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Catherine Salzman
Woodstock, GA140 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It may have been fabulous, but we will never know. Because we had tickets for Trianon and not the main palace at Versailles, we first had to search for the correct gate. We could not pick up the shuttle train, because there were no stops where we were. We got as far as the end of the road where we could choose a palace when we ran out of steam. What we found is that Trianon is designed to be in addition to the main palace. There is transportation ... from the main palace. The gate to the main palace is a short walk from the train. The Queen's gate where you enter the palace complex to start your walk to Trianon is not. Trianon is only available a few days of the week.
Written 10 May 2024
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Circe
Essex, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Beautiful so worth it . Catch the hop on hop off train . Buy the train tickets in the garden grounds green shed yellow sign . Can easily spend the day here. We bought passport tickets so all included bar the train . We also had a guided tour through the palace which was ok through the HeadOut app .
Written 8 May 2024
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Mr Paul
London40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed our time visiting the houses and gardens of Trianon. It had fewer tourists than the Palace of Versailles, making it a pleasant experience. We walked from the Versailles Palace gardens to Trianon, but you can also get the regular Little Train. Would recommend this over the Palace, but really you should see both!
Written 5 May 2024
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Otwoma
703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had one day to see Versailles and opted to visit the gardens and Petit Trianon and were happy with our choice. Even so our watches showed we each had over 15000 steps but worth it as it was a cool day and not too hot to walk. We walked the gardens which are beautiful and overwhelming. It is best to read about who designed and the purpose for each garden outdoor room to appreciate. We were able to see a water display with music then walked to our car and parked closer to the Petit Trianon parking which I would recommend. Petit Trianon was on my bucket list and I loved visiting the personal playground of Marie Antoinette. Since she was Austrian she even recreated an area that reminded me of Alpine caves grottos and waterfalls. All for one person. Totally understand why there was a revolution but interesting to see.
Written 24 April 2024
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Robicsek
Budapest, Hungary575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The palace was so crowded we didn’t go in, instead went to see Marie Antoinette’s hamlet. It was a long walk from the main palace, so on the way back we waited for the little bus to take us back. The hamlet, consisting of charming grounds and picturesque buildings was worth the trip from Paris, and made our day. Not to be missed.
Written 30 September 2023
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Amy
Durham, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Visited the Trianons after the main palace and gardens. It's accessible via a small 'train' which is super convinient and cuts out the long walking time.

The Trianons are lovely, so quiet compared to the palace, and arguably just as beautiful! The Grand Trianon is very small and can be done quickly, but (ironically) the Petit Trianon has a lot more to look at and seems bigger.

Obviously this is because the Petit Trianon has the Queen's Hamlet, which is a 10min walk from the house through some gardens. Going through these little gardens, it seems there's more to look at than the huge palace gardens, and in my opinion they were prettier.

The Queen's Hamlet is cute, it reminded me of an English farm. Like Marie's bedroom, it was crazy standing there to think that she had once stood there too.

My only problem is that the Trianons are logically last in the day of sightseeing (beginning at the palace, going through the gardens, then ending here). There's a lot of walking involved, and in summer heat this can be exhausting. By the time we hit the Trianons we couldn't bare to explore their gardens in full detail due to tiredness, so we saw the important parts and left.

If you've hired one of the golf carts to travel in, you cannot take them into the Trianons, so be prepared to walk their gardens. You can get the train from the Trianons back to the entrance of Versailles itself though, which is a huge help to tired feet!

Overall I loved the Trianons, but if I was staying more than one day, I might've saved them to do on a day of their own - to explore in more detail. Also, they both have a gift shop of their own and facilities, which is nice.
Written 29 September 2023
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Footprints650833
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Wonderful. A step back in time. Beautiful grounds that have been restored. Spent a few hours meandering around the gardens.
Written 2 July 2023
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beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC2,029 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
By far our favorite part of the Versailles experience. We skipped the Grand Trianon and toured the Petit Trianon. It does not take long but it gives you good insight in to Marie Antoinette and her preferences for living. To end our visit to Versailles we took the lovely walk over to the Queen's Hamlet. It is just delightful and peaceful there. No crowds and certainly our favorite part of the entire estate. Do make sure you save time to visit this area. It is a ways from the Palace so you may want to consider taking the tram. That is a very efficient way to get around.
Written 14 June 2023
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Lotuspearl
548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
These are actually better than the original palace itself as they are beautiful with english signage unlike the palace
Written 7 May 2023
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