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You can have a really nice view of L'Orangerie from above from the edge of the plazza located in the back of the Pallace. The place is well taken care of and looks very nice. All the trees are places in pots so they can...More
The Orangerie sits to the left and below the plaza at the back of the chateau. It's free to visit but much less so by visitors (many I think may be unaware). Approach the balustrade from the plaza and the spectacular display of arranged fruit...More
The trees are displayed throughout the warm months on the grounds of the Palace. They are not planted in the ground, but rather in large pots. When it gets cold, they are all moved inside to protect them and trotted out again in the spring....More
This is a large adjunct to the main gardens of Versailles. It's a bit like a huge add on.
Well worth a look but make sure you don't miss it. As soon as you enter the gardens vere left.
A good view from up above.
What? The Grand Canal not enough for the King? No wonder heads rolled for their greed and excess. But it is certainly beautiful and peaceful. If one had to build something to fill the empty land, this was probably the best choice!
L’Orangerie was built by Loui Le Vau in 1663 & sits proudly below the Palace. Twenty years later architect Jules Hardouin Mansart made it longer & wider. Loui XIV collected orange trees from Spain , Portugal & Italy which became the largest orangery in the...More
Located at the back of the palace, the Orangerie is a fairly simple long building with vaulted ceilings. It was used to store the orange, lemon and other Mediterranean plants during the winter months to protect them from the cold weather. Outside the orangerie are...More