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Fountains of Versailles

Fountains of VersaillesThe gardens of Versailles were planned by André Le Nôtre, perhaps the most famous and influential landscape architect in French history. Behind the palace, the ground falls away on every side from a terrace adorned with ornamental basins, statues, and bronze groups. Directly west of the terrace is the Latona Fountain, designed by Le Nôtre and sculpted by Gaspard and Balthazard Marsy. The fountain depicts the events of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The Royal Walk extends westward from the palace. A broad avenue centred on the grass of the Green Carpet, it is flanked by rows of large trees and ends at the spectacular Fountain of Apollo.



23 responses

  1. Thank you for this post! I am going to Versailles in 2 weeks so this is really helpful for me. I don’t want to be ignorant, but I never knew there was so many outstanding fountains there. Fountain of Apollo is breathtaking and probably best water feature I ever seen. This will be one more for my bucket list, thanks!

    August 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    • Thank you for visiting my blog and lovely comment. Take your time and discover that awesome place. You’ll find there many beautiful fountains, sculptures, alleys. In my post you can see just really small part of all beauties. Enjoy your trip to Versailles!

      August 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

  2. Love your photos – I was here in this 80s – such a wow place – …

    June 12, 2016 at 9:05 am

  3. seen this on Outlander and was familiar anyway – amazing really

    June 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    • Thank you. If you have ever been to a certain place, then view of its photo creates a sense of belonging to it.

      June 8, 2016 at 7:36 am

  4. I had forgotten how beautiful the grounds were. Your photos bring back great memories.

    May 23, 2016 at 11:42 am

  5. Alexa

    🙂 Beautiful pictures of a very beautiful garden!
    P.s. The fountains are working on Sundays in the Summer time so you need to come back one of this Sundays! 🙂

    May 3, 2016 at 5:01 am

    • Thank you. Next time for sure I’ll visit this lovely place in right day. 🙂

      May 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  6. You captured the elegance and beauty oh-so well. Amazing shots, and amazing how you managed to dodge the crowd.
    I can only dream of being there… hopefully someday.

    April 30, 2016 at 11:01 pm

  7. Ah, one of my favorite places on the planet. Your shots are Sun King-worthy, Alexander! While strolling the grounds, were you able to catch one of the fountain shows? Did you get to visit Marie Antoinette’s digs? Lovely!! ~Theadora

    April 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    • Thank you, Theadora. My next set of pictures is about Antoinette’s place.

      April 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      • That’s fabulous news, Alexander! I’m already looking forward to the post. It’s a magical place.

        April 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    • Unfortunately, by the time of being there fountains did not work. It seems to me I missed a lot. Next time I have to check there schedule before coming. 🙂

      April 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  8. LoVe! Marvellous! ❤ Kisses

    April 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  9. Stunning!

    April 25, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    • Thank you! Versailles is a lovely place and any picture made there is looking beautiful.

      April 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

  10. Ah, I absolutely loved Versailles! I went in Feb though, I’d love to go back in a warmer month to really experience it in full.

    April 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    • It is nice to be there in off tourist season. There is no crowd and you can relax and enjoy this place very much.

      April 26, 2016 at 9:07 am

      • Agreed, it was definitely nice and quiet!

        April 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

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