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Hameau Travel Guide



Across from the small lake a half-mile away from the Petit Trianon in Versailles is the Hameau built by Marie Antoinette – a mock Normandy village where she played out her fantasy, pretending to be a shepherdess tending her flock. She also built the Théâtre de la Reine nearby where she put on theatricals to entertain her family. She would often pretend to be a maid in comedies. Between the Hameau and the Théâtre, historians believe Marie Antoinette really lost her mind, struck by depression and longing for a simpler life.







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