A bit of Marie Antoinette’s folly

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I rarely post pictures that don’t have my children in them, but for some reason today I felt like sharing a photo for your Friday viewing just because it’s pretty. This one was taken in the little faux village that Marie Antoinette built on the grounds at Versailles. We all adored this charming place; if you look at what this sculpture was next to, I think you’ll see why:

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I believe that the building next to this fantastical structure was the creamery where the butter was churned. I”m not sure what the tower’s purpose was beyond pleasing the queen’s children – reason and purpose enough in my book.  Unfortunately the buildings aren’t all restored and so we couldn’t climb to the top. But that made it no less enchanting for my children.

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  1. The building looks fascinating. My kids will be kicking and screaming to go up there. :) I can’t wait to take them to Versailles. Lovely picture with the touch of color.

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  2. I just love that whimsical tower. You guys showed great restraint in not climbing it.

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  3. Hi, I was in Versailles prekids. It was sooooooooo gorgeous. I would love to take my son there! I never saw this village though.

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  4. i love this spot, and remember reading about it in a kids book. YAY! great photos!

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  5. I love the juxtaposition of the statue and the beautiful purple flowers.

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  6. It does look like a charming place. I love the little tower!

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