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18 Dec

Your Master Guide To Versailles Posts

Versailles Side

The Evolution
Important Dates
Is Versailles Haunted?

Free Admission Days
As A Daytrip
By Train
The Courtyards
The Marble Courtyard

Painting Versailles

The Royal Opera
The King’s Private Cabinets
The State Apartment
Gallery Of The History Of France
The Guard Room
The Queen’s Bedchamber
The Coronation Room
Private Apartments
The 1830 Room
The King’s Apartment
The Diana Drawing Room
The Venus Drawing Room
The Hall Of Battles
The Mars Drawing Room
The Peace Drawing Room
The Mercury Drawing Room
The War Drawing Room
The Apollo Drawing Room
Antechamber Of The Grand Couvert
The Hall Of Mirrors
The Chapel

Other Buildings
The Petit Trianon
The Grand Trianon
Other Buildings

Fountain Of Apollo Versailles

The Gardens
The North Parterre
The South Parterre
The Hedges
The Colonnade
The Sculpture

Fountain At Versailles

The Fountains
Rockwork Grove
The Pyramid And Bathing Nymphs
The Grand Canal
The Water Parterre

Drinking Water

Outside The Palace
City Hall

Ceiling Painting Versailles

17 Dec

The Hedges At Versailles

Flowering Hedge Versailles

Hedges Versailles

Fountain And Hedges Versailles

Building At End Of Hedge Versailles

Statues And Hedges Versailles

Big Tree Versailles

Tree Versailles

There are miles and miles of hedges at Versailles.
I imagine it was the site
of many whispered confidences and illicit encounters.
If time permits,
it is wonderful to wonder,
discovering fountains and statues.

17 Dec

North Parterre, Versailles

North Parterre Versailles

North Parterre at Versailles

North Parterre

“One shall then move on to the Pyramid, and pause for a moment. Then one shall approach the chateau once again by way of the marble staircase between the Knifegrinder and the kneeling Venus, turn around at the top of the steps to take in the North Parterre, the statures, vases, crowns, the Pyramid, and what can be seen of Neptune. One shall then leave the garden through the same door one used to enter it.”
Louis XIV in his “Manner of presenting the gardens Versailles”

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