The entire day I spent wandering the empty gardens was like being in a different time and world. We wandered from Petite Trianon, all the way to Château Versailles for ice cream. (Then I realized I left my phone outside of Grande Trianon and we had to run back as it was after closing. Thank heavens I was able to speak enough French to get the security guard to go fetch it for me. 🙈 I think we walked 40,000 steps that day!
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Le théâtre de la reine Marie Antoinette au petit Trianon : un petit bijoux qui nous est parvenu avec sa machinerie originale, malgré les tourments de la révolution. Ce lieu est le témoin du goût de la reine pour le théâtre, qui fit scandale à l'époque. Cette photo a été prise lors d'une visite guidée.
The Versailles Orangerie was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1684 and 1686, replacing Le Vaus design from 1663 - that is to say, before work on the palace had even begun. It is an example of many such prestigious extensions of grand gardens in Europe designed both to shelter tender plants and impress visitors. In the winter, the Versailles Orangerie houses more than a thousand trees in boxes. Most are citrus trees, but there are many tender Mediterranean plants including oleanders, olive, pomegranate, and palm trees, totaling over 1,055 altogether. From May to October, they are put outdoors in the Parterre Bas.#Orangerie #🌳#🍁#🍂