Marie Antoinette’s Sovereign Sanctuary

Marie Antoinette's Sovereign Sanctuary

Not far away, located in the center of Paris, Nina’s Marie-Antoinette tearoom honors the former queen in a cheerful and genteel venue, ideal for enjoying a slice of cake and a quiet cup of her namesake tea—a Ceylon black flavored with apples and roses grown in the gardens of Versailles. Liberal doses of pink and gold bring a feminine feel to the salon’s décor, where portraits and statuettes of the renowned queen cast imperial gazes at patrons as they peruse an assortment of pretty wares, from blush-hued canisters to dainty china cups. A visit to Nina’s for afternoon tea is the crowning touch to a day spent exploring the rustic retreat of France’s much-celebrated monarch.

Text Karen Callaway
Photography Jane Hope
Styling Marie-Paule Faure

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