Thanks to Dior, Marie-Antoinette’s Versailles rustic retreat will be open to the public from May 12.
The house of Dior was the sponsor of the three-year restoration of the Maison de la Reine (Queen’s House in English) at the Château de Versaille. The aim was to capture the original atmosphere of the site, and now you can step back in time to a place where Marie-Antoinette sought solitude away from her Royal duties.
The three-storey château was a wedding gift to the Queen from Louis XVI and was built between 1783 and 1787. It was one of the 11 building, of which five were exclusively used by Marie-Antoinette and her guests. The renovation saw the reproduction of original features such wooden staircase and the vegetable gardens with some Royal family furnishings, including a bed from Empress Marie-Louise, the grand-niece of Marie-Antoinette.