The Grand TrianonCurrently Closed
- Address: Porte Saint-Antoine, Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles, France
- Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +33-130837800
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Grand Trianon - Review
The Grand Trianon is considered to be the most beautiful of all the buildings in Versaille. The pavilion here was first made of porcelain (1670), which upon deterioration was changed to marble(1708). It’s second form was a favourite residence of the French king and his secret wife, and over the years it hosted other royalty too – the Grand Dauphin, the Duchess of Burgundy, the Dowager Duchess of Orleans and member of her family, the Duchess of Bourbon, Peter the Great and of course, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Heck, Even Napoleon and his wife stayed here for a bit. It was within these halls that the Treaty of Trianon was signed in 1920, and Hungary left with less than a third it’s land from pre-WWI.
It’s one of the greatest examples of French Baroque architecture in the world, but visitors are also deeply struck by it’s geometric French Gardens.
The Grand Trianon Ticket Prices
- EUR 6 for Members or holders of a Museum of Fine Arts in Arras, Members corporations friends national museums ,Holders discount card for large family, Visitors paying the entrance fee with vouchers holiday.
- Ticket is for both the Trianons and Hameau de la Reine (Marie-Antoinette’s Estate).
- Free for children under 18, under 26 years residents of the European Union, schools, people with disabilities and their companions.
- Free first Sunday of every Month.
- Free with the Paris Museum Pass.
How To reach The Grand Trianon by Public Transport
- On foot
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Grand Trianon
95% of people who visit Versailles include The Grand Trianon in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
86.73% of people start their The Grand Trianon visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Grand Trianon
94.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Grand Trianon
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The Grand Trianon, Versailles Reviews
The Grand Trianon is a part of the Versailles State in Versailles, France. the whole state is huge, I recommend dedicating at least 6 hours if you plan to explore the whole place. the Grand Trianon is a 40 minute walk through the Garden from the Palace. There is a small train that goes around the Grand, Petite Trianon, and the Grand Canal, you can hop on and off between these 3 places for 8 Euros and Euro 4.30 each if you are only doing 1 leg. The Grand Trianon will transport you back in time , it's beautiful and the garden is meticulously done. A shirt walk from the Petite Trianon is the Queen's Hamlet used to be called the English Garden of Mary Antoinette.
We had been to Versailles main palace before so we set aside a day for the two Reasons and the Queens Hamlet. The Grand Trianon was beautiful once we got there. The signposts to its own entrance are not great but once into the park (6euros) we could drive up to the front of the Trianon and park close to it. The Petition Trianon we thought a bit underwhelming by comparison but the Queens Hamlet which is a few minutes away we thought beautiful. Altogether a great day out, though the road traffic was hard work, maybe due to a rail strike that day.
Marie Antoinette’s other building is a delight to visit, much less intensely packed, and you can enjoy a stroll through and really take in the experience of being in a palace and it would have been like to live in it. The pink colours are lovely too. It’s a peaceful ride / walk or cycle through the gardens. An absolute must visit.
Gorgeous place! Its important to know the Grand and Petit Trianons exist because they are an integral part of Versailles. I didn't know the back part of the property existed until I went to purchase tickets!
A great alternative to the Chateau proper. Book the golf carts (bring your license!) Or take the train and enjoy a ride back.