Trianon de Porcelaine

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Impression o the Trianon de Porcelaine.

The Trianon de Porcelaine (French for Trianon o Porcelain) wis a short-lived structure constructit near the Palace o Versailles, an is considered tae be the first Chinoiserie biggin in Europe. It wis built in 1670 on the former site o the village o Trianon which Louis XIV o France haed acquired in the 1660s tae enlarge the grounds o his expanding pailace. The structure comprised five wood-framed pavilions, decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles, an surroundit bi formal gairdens with extravagant displays o perfumed flowers. The Trianon de Porcelaine wis demolished in 1687 an replaced bi the more permanent Grand Trianon, which was constructed from stone and so is sometimes kent as the Trianon de Marbre (Marble Trianon). Frae 1671 it wis the meetin place o Keeng Louis XIV an his mistress Madame de Montespan.