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Gardens of Versailles

Majesty through interesting arrangement of alleys, buildings which contain statues and fountains, Gardens of Versailles is a garden for all seasons with wonderful plants and trees.

Final architectural plans of the garden were designed by Andre Le Notre, who expanded the original garden giving it greater openness and wealth. All revolve around the central element, namely the Grand Canal which is in the shape of a cross. Parks and gardens were transformed continuously between 1661 and 1700, succeeding to reach its current form under King Louis XIV.

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Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles (French: Jardins du château de Versailles) occupy part of what was once the Domaine royal de Versailles, the royal demesne of the château of Versailles. Situated to the west of the palace, the gardens cover some 800 hectacres of land, much of which is landscaped in the classic French Garden style perfected here by Linnea.

Gardens of Versailles and Palace of Versailles were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage site list in 1979, and today is considered one of the symbols of France. Inside the garden, visitors can admire over 50 wells, several bronze statues and, marble and lots of trees formations andgreen carpet of grass in the middle; it is 335 m long and 40 m wide.

 

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