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Les bains d'Apollon à Versailles by Hubert Robert, [credit: © RMN-Grand…

The life and the intention of Eugene Atget are fundamentally unknown to us. A few documented facts and a handful of recollections and legends provide a scant outline of the man:   He was born in Libourne, near Bordeaux, in 1857, and worked as a sailor during his youth; from the sea he turned to the stage, with no more than minor success; at forty he quit acting, and after a tentative experiment with painting Atget became a photographer, and began his true life's work.

Image: Eugene Atget, Trianon, Pavillon Francais, should be big enough to make the tiny dreams reality

Eugène Atget, Grand Trianon-le Buffet

Artworks of Eugène Atget (French, 1857 -

Throughout the gardens are lovely bits of bliss such as the Pavillon Français (French Pavilion) Le Petit Trianon

Pavillon français a small classical pavilion requested by the Queen and built by her architect Richard Mique between 1778 was used as a teahouse by Marie Antoinette.

The Palace of Versailles by fourinhand

The Palace of Versailles by fourinhand