One of my favorite days from our trip to Europe last summer was the day we went to Versailles.
The royal castle and gardens are truly magnificent and beyond anything you could imagine, but
they were not the thing I enjoyed the most.
The part I enjoyed the most was a little ways beyond the main castle.
It was down a quiet and peaceful meandering path.
It's the place known as Marie Antoinette's Hamlet.
The hamlet was a small farm built as a rustic retreat for Marie Antoinette.
It is made up of several buildings and cottages which surround a small lake.
This is where she could escape her responsibilities and the strict confines of the palace.
It was a place where she could act out her fantasies.
Every cottage is surrounded by beautiful flowers and perfectly manicured gardens.
Picket fences and little gates just added to the charm and quaint feeling of the farm.
The weather was perfect that day with warm temperatures and a pleasant breeze.
I could have stayed there all day . . . or longer even.
Walking around that day felt so calm and peaceful, like I had been swept away to the
most charming farm in the beautiful countryside of France.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Versailles, be sure to make your
way to The Queen's Hamlet. I just know you will love it.
If you would like to read more about The Hamlet, visit Magali at her blog,
The Little White House On The Seaside. You see, Magali actually grew up near
Versailles, so she is definitely more of an expert than I.
You can read her fun and interesting post HERE.
Thanks a bunch for visiting!
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