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Page 446. " It was the set with a pink Petit Trianon in a wreath on each cup and saucer "
Madame du Barry depicted as Flora (1769)
Public DomainMadame du Barry depicted as Flora (1769) - Credit: François-Hubert Drouais

The Petit Trianon is a small château, built in the Neo-classical style between 1762 and 1768. It is part of the Palace of Versailles at Versailles in the western suburbs of Paris, France.

The château was commissioned by Louis XV for his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. However, she died before its completion, so it was transferred to Madame du Barry, her successor as Maîtresse-en-titre (official mistress of the king).

The Petit Trianon is in the grounds of a larger building known as the Grand Trianon, which was built by Louis XIV.







The Petit Trianon at Versailles
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Petit Trianon at Versailles - Credit: Colocho