The Queen's bedroom at Versailles saw its fair share of lady occupants. The style of the furnishings rotated with the fashions, which were kept up for the ladies, naturally. They could update the decor and commission works for the rooms as they wished. Today it is left as it was when Marie Antoinette occupied the room. The Guard room is the only room that is in its 17th century state. This room was occupied by the Queen's guard (twelve body guards).
|Versailles: Palace Interior: Queen's Chamber (various views). Versailles (France)|
|The Guard room, Versailles. Chateau Versailles © EPV|
|Versailles: Palace Interior: Queen's Nobles' Salon Fireplace wall. An antechamber. Marie Antoinette had the room redecorated except for the paintings on the ceiling. Versailles (France) |
Among the famous women to stay in this room were...
Marie-Thérèse, Queen of France.
|Charles Beaubrun, Henri Beaubrun the Younger, Marie-Thérèse, Queen of France. c. 1660, oil on canvas. Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon|
Duchess Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria
|Attributed to Jean François de Troy (1679–1752), Portrait of Duchess Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, known as la Grande Dauphine. After 1690, painting. Location unknown.|
Duchesse de Bourgogne
Pierre Gaubert, Portrait of Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne. 1704, oil on canvas.
Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Maria Leszczyńska, Queen of France
Alexis Simon Belle, Maria Leszczyńska, Queen of France, 1730, painting. Unknown location.