“Even more so than the planted architectural patterns and the groves, water in all its forms is the favoured ornament of ‘French-style’ gardens: water cascading in some groves, water spraying from fountains, the calm water of the vast sheets of artificial lakes reflecting the sky and the light such as the Water Parterre and the Grand Canal. ” — The Fountains, text from the official homepage of Château de Versailles.
The fountain beside the three fountain grove next to the dragon fountain.
The Apollo Fountain, the Grand Canal in the background.
Fountains by night. The Latona fountain, the blue one in the back is the Apollo fountain.
I spent a day and a evening visiting the Versailles Gradens, only seen a corner and some fountains / photos taken on July 2012
8 thoughts on “The King’s jubilation – Versailles (4)”
Stunning photos… love fountains… 🙂
Next time I come to ride my bicycle in France, I will check this out! We came too late last time, and Autumn was well advanced. I just loved France and am determined to learn to speak French properly!
France has more and more cycle track for those who love cycling.
What great photos – I have never seen this place at night, it is beautiful.
Thank you! There are “Les grandes eaux nocturnes” during the summer season.
Beautiful photos. Yes, Versailles is stunning – both the interior of the palace and the magnificent gardens. Blessings from Lizzie Joy
Thank you Lizzie Joy! Versailles is stunning and excessive.
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