The Park of Versailles, the Orangery, the basin of Neptune

A little walk in the Park of the castle of Versailles among the fountains and the groves.

This walk is located inside the Park of the Palace of Versailles, access to the Park is free for pedestrians, but you have to pay a fee for vehicles. You can park your car outside the Park (hard to find a free place) and enters the Park through the grid of the Queen which is very close to the gardens. Be careful It can be very sunny in summer. Most of the time the fountains don't work. You have to check the opening days and hours of the fountains Great waters (mostly Saturdays and Sundays in summer). Beware when there is the great waters the access to most of the Park is not free (8,5 euros). The other days of the week access to the park for pedestrians is free but the fountains do not work.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

Start

The Trianon Palace

The Trianon Palace

The basin of Neptune

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The basin of Neptune
The basin of Neptune is a huge fountain.

The outside of the Castle

The outside of the Castle

The gardens

The gardens
The French gardens are constantly maintained by many gardeners.

The little train

The little train

The Orangery

The Orangery
Beautiful garden with a multitude of trees (palm trees, lemon trees,...). To see during the summer because from October 15 everything is stored in the huge Orangery just next door.

Stairs

Stairs
Two monumental stairways on each side of the Orangery.

Grove of the Colonnade

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Grove of the Colonnade
A sublime garden in marble

Basin of Apollo

Basin of Apollo
In the foreground you can see the basin of Apollo representing Apollo in a chariot pulled by horses. In the background you see the Grand Canal where boating is permitted.

Perspective of the basin of Neptune

Perspective of the basin of Neptune
The fountains work during the Great Waters( Grande Eaux in French) mainly Saturday and Sunday.

View of the Palace of Versailles

View of the Palace of Versailles

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Walk in Versailles

Walk in Versailles

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At 1.28 Km