The queen's grotto. This rock formation was made of quarried stone. During the summer months Marie Antoinette would hold private fetes here with "swimming" and dinners. The faux stone outcropping has water that spills from both sides of it.
View of the garden of Versailles during the cutting of the trees in the winter of 1774-1775 (detail of the painting with Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette ), 1775 by Hubert Robert (1733-1808) (Réunion des musées nationaux)
The Petit hameau de la Reine ("Little hamlet of the Queen") was the rustic retreat built for Marie Antoinette, sited in the private section of the park of Versailles, in a secluded spot within reach of Ange-Jacques Gabriel's Petit Trianon, which Louis XV had built for Madame de Pompadour , and which his successor Louis XVI subsequently gave to his queen.
The Queen’s Dairy was built for Queen Marie Antoinette by her husband Louis XVI. It’s a plain building from the outside but once inside you are in a vast rotunda where the tasting took place – all veined marble, sandstone walls and a grey and white floor to give a milky atmosphere.