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Queen’s House is located in the heart of Queen’s Hamlet at Chateau de Versailles Queen’s House is located in the heart of Queen’s Hamlet at Chateau de Versailles

Queen’s House in Versailles Reopens

Following three years of renovation, Queen’s House and Réchauffoir, the place where dishes were warmed before being served at the royal table, reopened to the public on May 12.

The two buildings were restored with the support of Maison Dior.

No major work had been done on the Queen’s House for nearly 60 years and the building was in a state of near abandon, making public visits impossible.

Structural repairs were thus undertaken and the masonry, wood framing and roofing were all consolidated.

The interior of the Queen’s House has been refurnished in the oldest documented style, designed for the Empress Marie-Louise, the second wife of Napoleon I.

The delicate refinement of the house’s interior design contrasts with the picturesque bucolic style of the building, a contrast that the royal owners explicitly wanted.

The interior restoration was overseen by Jacques Moulin, Chief Architect for French historical monuments, along with Jérémie Benoît, the head curator of the Château de Versailles.