LECTURE BY ADFAS MUDGEE
ADFAS Mudgee Presents - Le Petit Trianon
Lecture by John Broadley BA & LittB (UNE) MA (with distinction CSU)
Let Petit Trianon was built by King Louis XV as a retreat for his mistress, the ever-descrete Madame de Pompadour, who died before it was completed. It was subsequently used by his later mistress, the brazen, decidedly common and much-hated Madame du Barry. Upon succeeding his grandfather as king in 1774, Louis XVI allocated the Petit Trianon to his wife, the Austrian-born Queen Marie Antoinette. Here she could escape from the stifling court etiquette of Louis XIV’s immense palace with a few close and trusted friends.
In this lecture, discover the intricacy of the interior of this architectural gem and tour the numerous outbuildings and grounds.
Date: Friday, 5 June
Time: Presentation starts at 6pm
Venue: Mudgee Public School Hall - Access via Denison Street Cost: $25.00 - school students are free
Cost: $25.00 - school students are free
Inclusions: A glass or two of local wine + light finger food