Who is not intrigued by the most remembered Queen of France Marie Antoinette? A week in the former steps of Marie Antoinette will fascinate anyone with an interest in one of the most controversial women of 18th century France.
A full day visit to Versailles & gardens with a royal picnic on the grounds; a tour of the Royal Chapel where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were married, the theatre, the royal bedroom & private apartments, the farm and the Petit Trianon and more. We'll visit the latest addition to the palace: the Coach Gallery, reopened after a nine-year closure. We'll imagine what the life was like in the late 1700's.
A full day private guided tour will trace the steps of the young Marie Antoinette when she arrived in Paris on June 8, 1773, three years after her stepping foot in France:
The walk begins at the College de France, still in its 18th century glory today, crossing the Pont des Arts to the Louvre, the Tuileries, Comedie Française, Notre Dame, La Sainte Chapelle, Church St. Geneviève & The Pantheon. Hotel de la Monnaie for lunch at the Restaurant Guy Savoy.
A self-guided tour of the Louvre featuring paintings of Marie Antoinette, the royal family & life in the 1700's, then a walk through the Palais Royal with all its luxury boutiques surrounding the once royal playground.
A tour of the Chateau de Compiégne & its garden which was the couple's favorite home away from Versailles. We'll visit the 'Salon des jeux" where Marie Antoinette played cards in the evening, then walk through the rooms that she renovated just for the royal family.
A half day on your own to discover the places Marie Antoinette shopped - we'll give you the royal list!
Treat yourself to a tasting tour of chocolates, tea and macarons, just like the queen would have done.
Add'ons: In June, attend the masquerade ball at Versailles, an all night affair that in period costume.
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Cost: $2595 for two people, includes two royal lunches and three guided days.