Found project: Petit Trianon


    Project : Petit Trianon

    Architect : Gabriel, Ange-Jacques

    Completion: 1768

    Locality : Versailles

    Country : France

    Building style : Neoclassicism

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    Description :

    "In 1761, Louis XV commissioned Gabriel to create, to the northeast of the Grand Trianon, a pavilion in which he could live in the midst of the gardens he supervised with such loving care. After his death Louis XVI gave this architectural jewel to Marie-Antoinette in 1774, as she longed to live far from the burden of court etiquette…It soon became her favourite residence and was furnished in the 'modern style' she loved."

    Gerald Van Der Kemp, Versailles, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978, pp. 224, 226.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Petit Trianon
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