Le Chateau de Versailles – a private visit to the apartments of the daughters of Louis XV and a visit to the boutique de la cour de Marbre photos by Marco de Rivera

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Tonight, along with many others,  I went to visit the newly revitalised boutique at Le Chateau de Versailles. The boutique is dedicated to the French way of life. More than 20 brands present their ‘savoir-faire’ as well as many designers and exclusive collaborations. The shop is 182 m2 with rooms referencing the royal apartments of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XV and XVI. The furniture is designed by Supercraft, the creations by Antoinette Poisson are on the walls and the notebooks as well as on a box with hats and fabrics dating back to the 18th century.  The floors are original black and white.

In order to arrive at the boutique we passed through the apartments of the the daughters of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XV. Once in the boutique the first room was inspired by the boudoir of Marie-Antoinette at the Petit Trianon. The mood is 18th century and the first room of the boutique is dedicated to beauty and well-being. Gloves, perfumes, creams, jewels, scarves, bags, fashion accessories all celebrating quality and life in the court. The second room is all about the ‘l’art de la table’ with exclusives with French heritage brands like the collection Le gobelet du Roy, plates by Gien-Chateau de Versailles, the collection Dominote by Gien – Antoinette Poisson. You will also find books about the gardens of Versailles and then the third room is inspired by the King’s apartments with a more masculine atmosphere with exclusives from Lakange.  I fell in love with the men’s slippers Le Charentaise Versailles -Tcha. There are also candles and high-end leather accessories for  the desk all inspired by the private library of the King.

The items mentioned above are just a sampling of what you will find in the multiple rooms you will also find fans by Duvelleroy, candles made in Paris exclusively for the Chateau de Versailles, scarves from the Menagerie royal collection created by Maison Baluchon and Mapoesie and amusing trays by Petit Jour Paris in partnership with Soledad Bravi, a Parisian illustrator. On my way out I could not resist buying a few teas, I will sip my tea and imagine what it might have been like living in Le Chateau de Versailles. I feel very comfortable standing on the the black and white marble floor, wouldn’t you?



Boutique de la cour de Marbre du Château de Versailles Tél : + 33 1 30 97 70 95
Closed on Mondays
Open November 1 to April 30th from 9h30 to 17h

May 1st – to October 31st from 9h30 – 18h



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.