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July 21, 2010

Petit Trianon: Older views

Here are some old photographs that were taken of Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon. There is something quite interesting viewing old photographs, even though they are one hundred and fifty years older than the architecture itself. This first one is a particular favourite of mine!

 Interior view of Marie-Antoinette's bedroom, Palais de Petit Trianon, Versailles. Circa 1885-1905, gelatin silver prints.

Petit Trianon Staircase, Palais de Petit Trianon, Versailles. Circa 1945 and 1970, photograph. Wayne Andrews Archive.

Petit Trianon Salon de compagnie, Palais de Petit Trianon, Versailles. Circa1945 and 1984, photograph. Wayne Andrews Archive.
Petit Trianon Exterior, facade and fountain. Photograph. National Gallery of Art.


  1. I love the older photos! They have such warmth! I hope your summer is going well, Lauren! I have been very much out of the loop recently, but wanted to say 'hi'! [why am I using exclamation points so much?]

  2. What a treat to see those! Any views of the Petit Trianon is soooo welcomed!

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  4. What is it about those old photos, it's like the light is completely different, cleaner or something. It must be the cameras of the day, different lenzes, or is it the atmosphere of a previous time that the camera captures. Really lovely images, thanks for sharing. x left cheek x right cheek x left cheek adieu ma cherie

  5. Hi - I've been reading your blog for about a year or so. I wanted to let you know I just came back from Paris and went to Versailles, so if you want to see some pictures from this past Saturday here is a link: