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.

 

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23 thoughts on “Fountains of Versailles

  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!

    • 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!

  2. 🙂 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! 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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