little trianon


I absolutely want you, my dear Elisabeth, to visit [my little Trianon]. If you would like to come here on June 24th, we are mourning the death of my poor little angel. Farewell dear heart, you know how much I love you and I need your whole heart to comfort mine.

–Marie Antoinette to Madame Elisabeth, 22 June 1787; Marie Antoinette’s youngest daughter, Sophie, had just died several days prior.