The Marly Palace, Peterhof

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Created as a private retreat for Peter the Great, The Marly Palace was inspired by the royal hunting lodges the emperor admired while traveling in France. Peter considered this palace-garden complex his "Russian Versailles," creating an intimate sanctuary within the vast grounds for his personal pleasure. He used the palace and the surrounding gardens for only two years before his death, and the quiet retreat eventually became a storage space for his furniture, art, clothing, and official gifts. Today, the thoroughly reconstructed site provides a peek at the days when Peter enjoyed the serenity of his tranquil sanctuary. Check online for visiting hours and tour options. The Marly Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • charming little building in the gardens of Peterhof, near the golden fountain, where you really feel the French influence
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  • Walked nearby, honestly went inside no longer, there was no time, because there were queues in the big palace itself.
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  • Marly Palace is a beautiful baroque mansion built with the commandments of Peter the Great as a refuge in the premises of the Great Palace. Peter's inspiration was from the Royal hunting lodge in Marly Le Roi, just outside Paris. Louis XIV used it as a private residence, an alternative to Versailles. Peter visited Marly Le Roi during his visit to France in 1717 and, when he created the "Russian Versailles" at Peterhof, he decided to build his own...
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