On the trail of a lost castle in Marly-le-Roi

A walk in the grounds of a former Castle of Louis XIV in Marly near Versailles.

In the 1670s Louis XIV built a castle not far from Versailles in Marly-le-Roi. His intention was to have a home where he could relax surrounded only by few people away from the pomp of Versailles. Today there are nothing more than the Park and a few statues, the Castle and the ancillary buildings were completely destroyed. A small Museum (not free) near the entrance allows to have a vision of the site as it stood at the time of Louis XIV.

The walk in the Park is very nice, admission is free, the park is not very large. Access is not easy by public transport. There is a small parking lot but it is quickly full.

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

The parking

There is a little car park just near the park

The water trough

The water trough

The horses of Marly

The horses of Marly
The original statues of the horses of Marly is located at the Louvre. Here it’s just a copy.

Perspective

Perspective

Original of the horses of Marly

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Original of the horses of Marly
The horses of Marly exposed to the Louvre Museum.

Along the basin

Along the basin

Under the trees

Under the trees

View of the basin

View of the basin
The basin is one of the few remnants of the original park.

The basin

The basin
In summer many people take a rest around the basin.

The traces of the Castle

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The traces of the Castle
Nothing remains of the castle built under Louis XIV. In the 20th century rocks were put on the ground to show the location of the castle.

Another perspective on the Park

Another perspective on the Park
Nice view of the park

The old waterfall

The old waterfall
The large waterfall has been replaced by a lawn (less expensive).

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The farm of Gally

The farm of Gally

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