I'll be walking the Camino this fall from August 11th until approximately October 5th...eventually will spend a week in Paris before returning to USA on October 20th
Friday, May 17, 2013
Chateau de Versailles - The Hamlet
Touring the Chateau is only a portion of the what makes this the most visited Chateau in France. Leaving the formal grounds around the Chateau by a little train; you will soon arrive at the Trianon Palaces. A short walk behind them will bring you to the delightful oasis called the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette. A quaint re-creation of a French Village called "The Hamlet" where Marie-Antoinette enjoyed living occasionally; enjoying the simple life of a peasant. She built a complex of twelve thatched-roof buildings fronting a lake as her own private "Normand" village. This was an actual working farm with a dairy, water mill, a pigeon coop and animals. The only building that does not have a thatched-roof was the Queen's house; grander than the others inside; allowing her to still enjoy her creature comforts while staying in her Hamlet.