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Versailles: Hameau: Back of one of the small cottages

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posted on 2017-06-30, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
Mique was a landscape designer of some note, and from 1783 to 1785, with technical advice from Hubert Robert, he worked on the Hameau at the Trianon, a group of cottages by an artificial lake where Marie-Antoinette and her ladies played at being villagers. He built another hamlet for the Mesdames de France at Bellevue (destroyed). The group of 12 peasant houses were made of cob and roofed with tiles or thatch, built by Mique from 1783 to 1785: they include the Moulin with its waterwheel, the Boudoir, the R\u00E9chauffoir, the Maison du Billard connected to the Maison de la Reine by a wooden gallery, the Colombier, the Maison du Garde, the Tour de Marlborough and the Laiterie de Propret\u00E9. The Grange, which served as a ballroom, and the Laiterie de Pr\u00E9paration have disappeared.

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Hameau

Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-06-30

Spatial Coverage

Versailles, Île-de-France, France: In the Trianon gardens, adjoining the Petit Trianon +48.818747+2.112916 Versailles

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

Eighteenth century

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