Previously hunting lands, the gardens of Versailles became the symbol of refinement and perfection thanks to the talent of André Le Nôtre, gardener to Louis XIV.
With this complete guide, available in two languages (French, English) and enriched with a detailled map, the visitor is given indispensable help to discover the park, the parterres and groves, the fountains and ornamental pools featuring sky gods of mythology and sea monsters immortalised in stone by the greatest sculptors.
Drawing on his rich store of knowledge, Alain Baraton reveals to us the splendours of the gardens of Versailles and Trianon and takes us back to the kings and queens who once enjoyed these walks and groves.
Co-publishers: Château de Versailles et Editions Soteca
Parution : April 2012
Language: English, French
Size: L24 x l 17 cm