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The Water Parterres cannot be separated from the two fountains, known as the Animal Combats, completed in 1687, which flanked the large flight of steps leading down to the Latona Fountain. Six allegorical statues formed the decor: Air, Evening, Noon and Daybreak, Spring and Water. They were part of the “great commission” of marble statues made by Colbert in 1674.

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