06 November 2009

The Homes of Marie Antoinette

Hofburg Palace (Vienna)
Marie Antoinette was born here in 1755


Schoenbrunn Palace (Vienna)
Childhood home of Marie Antoinette


Laxenburg Castle
Marie Antoinette is said to have been partial to this childhood home


Palace of Versailles

Marie Antoinette's Hameau in the garden of Petit Trianon

Petit Trianon - Versailles, France

Chateau de Saint-Cloud

M.A. purchased the Chateau from the duc d'Orleans in 1780.  90 years after Marie Antoinette's expansion, the Chateau was destroyed during the Franco-Prussian War.

The Tuileries
Marie Antoinette as Dauphine made her first official appearance here and where the Royal family would be housed during the French Revolution

The Conciergerie 
French prison where MA was held before her beheading



Ms. Lucy said...

Am I the first invited guest?? I LOVE this place!!! What made you think of this...all those wonderful castles of yours I bet!

Let me know if you ever need a contributor for Venetian and Italian places;)

Big Hugs and Congratulations on a most royally plush of gatherings:)

CelticLady said...

I love it!!! I am fascinated by historic castles. I especially like the castles and ruins of Ireland, Scotland and England...
Good Idea for a blog!!!!

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

♥ it! Great pics and great blog idea!!

Vanessa :)

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Lucy ~ I will definitely take you up on your offer - I'm sure you have some great places in mind with all of your reading travels! Hugs right back at ya!

CelticLady ~ thanks! I hope you like it here!

Vanessa ~ thanks chick! Do come again =)

Marie Burton said...

Looking forward to all the fun stuff.. I will be tapping my fingers for you to spotlight Chatsworth for me! Have fun with your new blog!

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

Love the cribs!!
Can you imagine calling those places your childhood home? My gosh!
I would love to someday take a trip to visit castles.

BTW: This blog is a neat idea.

Marie Reed said...

What a marvelous name for a blog too!

Blodeuedd said...

I loove castles :D
I feel right at home

Julita said...

Love this new blog! So many possibilities for it!

Judy said...

Marie Antoinette childhood to death in her living spaces - great presentation! Very enjoyable and accessible blog.

Arleigh said...

Beautiful blog & great idea! Love it! I like seeing MA's childhood palaces.

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