MORE THAN 200 YEARS AFTER HER EXECUTION AT THE GUILLOTINE, MARIE-ANTOINETTE CONTINUES TO CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION OF PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER
Separating myth from fact is a real challenge when it comes to Marie-Antoinette. She has been featured in more than 40 films (including the latest release from Sofia Coppola) and is the subject of countless biographies.
Historians still debate all aspects of her life. How did the “air head” rebel princess become the dignified Queen on trial for her life ?
Was Fersen her lover or close platonic friend? Discover the real Marie-Antoinette as you travel in her footsteps.
Explore her sumptuous state apartments at Versailles, the Royal Chapel where her wedding took place and the Galeries de Glaces and Royal Opera – scenes of the wedding celebrations.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES TO HER PRIVATE APARTMENTS AND OTHER AREAS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – “CABINET MERIDIENNE”, GOLDEN DRAWING ROOM, BATHROOMS, PRIVATE LIBRARY AND DINING ROOM.
Discover “The Domain of Marie Antoinette” including the restored English Garden surrounding the Petit Trianon, the Hamlet and the exquisite Théâtre de la Reine, where Marie Antoinette starred in regular performances for her husband and friends.
Discover the life of the ill-fated French Queen after the Paris mob forced the royal family from Versailles, right through to her execution and burial in Paris.
For the diehard history buff there is an extended tour which includes all of Marie Antoinette’s residences (Compiegne, Rambouillet, Fontainebleau).
FRENCH TRAVEL BOUTIQUE OFFERS TAILOR-MADE TOURS ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXPERT HISTORIAN
Tours can be organised, starting from a half day.
We have created a sample 4 day itinerary covering most of the available elements, with a special VIP option.
Work out the elements you want to include in your own special experience and we’ll cost it for you.