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 Favorite room of Marie Antoinette's 
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Post Favorite room of Marie Antoinette's
Just curious to see which room of hers most inspires you.
I know for me it is her boudoir at Fontainebleau, with its gorgeous mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, arabesque walls, and cloud painted ceiling, and also the meridienne at Versailles (so small, sweet, and perfect!)

I look forward to seeing your responses! :)
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To my mind I like very much the "Cabinet Doré" and "La Méridienne", where Marie-Antoinette smelled herself very well and where the constraints of court were less.

I'm seeing Marie-Antoinette in these room singing duet of Grétry with Vigée-Lebrun :)

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I have a special tenderness for her sleeping room in Trianon, as it was in the first years, with the first bed. I imagine how sweet it must be for her to wake up there, with this view on her little temple of love, and the sound of the birds singing in the garden...

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Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:56 am
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What a good question.

I am going to agree with you Pim. The view to the gardens does it for me every time.

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Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:21 am
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My favorite room is the Cabinet Doré. But I like the sleeping room of Versailles too. To tell the truth, I like all the rooms of Marie-Antoinette, because I simply adore her style and her tastes. :wink:

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Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:22 am
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Her bedchamber at Versailles, definetely. I just love that bed. And I was wondering, did they really ruin the whole room for the final shot in the 2006 movie? I know they were allowed to use all the room in the palace, but were they allowed to ransack them?

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The bedroom shown in the movie is a fake, very well imitated, rebuilt in studios.

The same for the Méridienne and the Cabinet Doré.


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No, I think it was at the Hotel de Subois in Paris or whatever it's called.

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Yes the Hotel de Soubise, one of my favorite hotel particuliers in Paris! :D

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Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:01 pm
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Here's a video I found on youtube showing the Queen's boudoir at the petit trianon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDaNYpIgdoo

It shows the mirrors that move in front of the windows, affording her privacy. This is now my favorite room of her's; it is perfect! :D

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Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:08 pm
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Wow, what an interesting feature! How were they operated? Alas, the video is in French.

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The mirrors were lifted up by turning a delicate crank; presumably the mechanics are hidden in the floors and the walls. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Here are some photos of the Queen's rooms from various places:

Versailles:Les Petit Appartments

Cabinet Dore
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0X8LG79

Meridienne
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0HRC375

Libraries
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0XG7G7G

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0HRC16R

Le Petit Trianon:

Boudoir
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0HRUDPU

Chamber
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0N324HM

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0N3BUAJ

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Everyone should get "The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette." It has great pictures of her Petite Apartments at Versailles, also Le Hameu and Petit Trianon.

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Monsieur Andre wrote:
Everyone should get "The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette." It has great pictures of her Petite Apartments at Versailles, also Le Hameu and Petit Trianon.


Yes I have this book, it is indeed very good; beautiful detail photos.

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