Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Marie Antoinette's Cottages at Versailles


How cute and French country are these little cottages at the Palace of Versailles? Doesn't it just make you want to open a glass of French wine and read a good ol' French novel? No? Just me?? Well, it sure does encourage me to make the walk up from the palace to Marie Antoinette's old stomping grounds the next time I'm in Paris. To be honest, I didn't even know this place was still able to be viewed until my mom came back and showed me her photos.

What was once the Queen's private retreat, this tiny village was built as an idyllic escape, stocked full of simple people who pretended to live there, for Marie to essentially play house in. The farm, vineyards, and orchards were fully operating and Marie often joined in on the daily chores. However, many people looking in didn't think highly of the fact that she was, in essence, making a mockery of peasant life in France at that time. This anger helped lead the way to the French Revolution and we all know how that turned out. None the less, the restoration of these buildings and the lands in which they sit is a true historical wonder, in my opinion. Everything about these cottages screams historical France. And that just makes my history lovin', wanderlustin' heart happy. 

Happy Tuesday!! 
**Photo cred, my mom! 



21 comments:

  1. Whoa. I have never ever heard of this--how interesting! That Marie Antoinette sure had interesting hobbies. Looks like a really cool place to visit and learn about some lesser-known history!

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  2. This is the cutest location ever! I really want to visit it now!

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  3. Those purple flowers!! So gorgeous!

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  4. What a wonderful place to visit! I'd love to make it there someday!
    Kari
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  5. Love, love, love cottage or houses like this. Would love to visit and go through them. Just beautiful.

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  6. I loved Versailles! Such a beautiful place.

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  7. That looks so cool! Such a quant little place.

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  8. Wow, so gorgeous! I didn't make it to Versailles last time I was in Paris but I would love to go. I adore learning about French history from that time period.

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  9. This is marvelous! I just love history!! All the old buildings and exploring. So interesting.

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  10. What a charming little cottage. I love this!

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  11. How cute! I love this, now I want to live there :)

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  12. So beautiful! Your mom took some amazing photos. I had no idea Marie had cottages! I'd love to visit someday too :)

    xoxo, Sam | thehauntedhousewife.com

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  13. Oh what a fabulous little spot - I am so bummed we did not make it to Versaille while we were in Paris!

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  14. Oh my GOODNESS that sheep is unreal!

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  15. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I seriously want to go there and see this!

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  16. This is just dreamy and your photography, as always, is beautiful. The picture of the sheep looks like something out of a fairytale! Pinned this to my travel wish list

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  17. What cute cottages! I could totally live there. Super cool!!

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  18. Stunning! I'll just go ahead and add that to places I want to visit someday!

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