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Versailles - Trianons

Trianons

Further the way lays near the Big Channel to Big and Small Trianons. These are the small palaces which are being the bottom part of the Versailles park. Usually tourists are left with forces, and they come back to the main building. Don't make it! Go further!
The Grand Trianon was built in the northwestern part of the Domain of Versailles at the request of Louis XIV, as a retreat for the King and his maîtresse en titre of the time, the marquise de Montespan, and as a place where the King and invited guests could take light meals (collations) away from the strict étiquette of the Court.

The Grand Trianon is set within its own park, which includes the Petit Trianon (the much smaller château built between 1762 and 1768 during the reign of Louis XV).

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Trianon

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2012
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Versailles - Garden

Garden

The southern orchestra of the park which has stretched under apartments of the queen, is decorated by short-haired box trees in the form of pyramids. It is adjoined with an orange and palm grove. Palm trees stand in tubs in summer. 1200 orange trees and palm trees are removing in a greenhouse in winter.

You can watch my 1 min 42 sec Video Versailles Park part 2 out of my Youtube channel.

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  • Updated Feb 10, 2012
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Versailles - Village of the Queen

Village of the Queen

The final point of a route is "Village of the Queen". It was constructed for Maria-Antoinette in the English-Chinese style - with lakes, grottoes and twisting streams. The idea of this "village" was connected with Russo's appeal "returning to the nature". There are twelve small houses, dairy and cattle-breeding farms, a dovecot and a mill in the village. They have straw roofs.

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  • Written Mar 18, 2006
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Versailles - Water orchestra

Water orchestra

The water orchestra is formed around of two greater reservoirs surrounded by statues. The greatest fountains - pools Latony, Apollo, the Dragon and Posseidon.
However Versailles fountains work only one and a half hour per day from 16.00 till 17.30. Therefore I have not seen them in all magnificence. Here I recollected our Peterhof where fountains work all the day long in summer!

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2006
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Versailles - Water installations

Water installations

At creation of the park huge problems were connected by that the area around Versailles was flat. So there were developed the most complicated engineering water installations - "a Marly's machine" and an aqueduct for maintenance of gardens and fountains by water. However it was nevertheless insufficiently simultaneously to include all fountains. Therefore public, examining one fountain, switched it off and passed to the following fountain.

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  • Written Mar 18, 2006
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