It was Madame de Pompadour that commissioned the Petit Trianon but Marie Antoinette is who you think of when you enter the palace. Her stamp on the place is evident at every turn, from the furniture to the decorative elements: it all screams Madame Déficit, the Queen of Spending. The palace is extravagant and outrageously beautiful, full of ornate carvings and lavish furniture. It is easy to see why she spent so much time here. Even though it is full of beauty and rich trinkets it still feels rather homely compared to the other, larger palaces on the estate.
We wandered around the Petit Trianon for a quite a while before entering, mostly because we had somehow come towards it from the back and had to find a way to the entrance! You don't mind that so much though when faced with such a view as this.