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The Grand Trianon

The Grand Trianon is the perfect summer gateway, the King’s private residence away from the main place.

Versailles Palace, versailles, the grand trianon

The Grand Trianon – Credit: ParisByM

It is a small palace that the King built to hide his love affairs with his mistresses. Made in marble and porphyry and inspired by Italian architecture, it was designed by Mansart and includes some beautiful gardens.

The balustrade, the flat roof and the orderly gardens, along with its flowerbeds and terraces, will give you the thrill of classical beauty.

It also contains a Mirror Room, a bedchamber, an open-air colonnade called Peristyle and the Malachite Room, that used to be Napoleon’s living room.