Monday, July 23, 2012

Gardens of Versaille


If you ever visit Paris, France, be sure to take a side trip to Versaille to visit the beautiful chateau and gardens there.  The gardens are some of the most famous in the world.  In fact, recently, in 2012, the gardens were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Versaille was the palatial center of government for Louis XIV in the late 1600s.  The park and gardens were designed by Andre LeNotre between 1661 and 1700.  They cover over 2000 acres.  The gardens are landscaped in a classic French Garden Style.  Visitors will see beautiful sculptures, flowers, fountains, and even an orangerie.







The gardens are open April 1 through October 31 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and November 1 - March 31 from  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  To see the garden, you must choose a tour package.  These start at 18 euros. 


10 comments:

  1. Like all the maze patterned hedges.

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    1. I like them, too. There's actually a much taller maze garden farther back on the property. One could get lost in there!

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    1. I don't even think the pictures do it justice. It's really a beautiful place!

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  3. Versailles is beyond amazing - I saw it 35 years ago and your pictures bring back clear images. Astounding.

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    1. I was impressed when I visited it. I don't know if you visited the other smaller palaces on the grounds there, but the gardens surrounding those are amazing, too!

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  4. I hope to make it there one day. Looks like a beautiful place to check out!

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    1. It is beautiful! If you go, be sure to get there early. The lines are ridiculous if you don't.

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  5. I've never made it there on my Paris trips. Next time!

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    1. I think it's definitely a worthwhile visit!

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