September 25, 2008
For those of you fortunate enough to be on your way to Versailles anytime soon, The Petit Trianon is open again for business!
From the Associate Press:
The Petit Trianon, the mini-chateau at Versailles that French queen Marie Antoinette used as her refuge, reopened Wednesday after a yearlong, $7.34-million renovation funded by Swiss watchmaker Breguet, which once made a timepiece for the queen.
Among other improvements, electric wiring was fixed, more rooms were opened to the public, and a garden pavilion was refurbished.
Curators said they wanted to avoid a stuffy museum feel and instead sought to make it seem as though the 18th century French queen and her entourage had just stepped away for a moment.