PARK AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES NATIONAL ESTATE
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The success of Fouquet, Intendant of Finances, was so intolerable to Louis XIV that he decided to transform the hunting lodge into an estate worthy of him. He called upon those to whom the magnificence of Vaux was owed: the gardener Le Nôtre, the architect Le Vau and the decorator Le Brun. More than 25 years of work were necessary to shape what will become a world reference in terms of gardens, trianons, the Queen's Hamlet and the Water Theatre grove.
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Free of charge. The gardens are not free in high season during the Grandes Eaux Musicales. Guided tour. Remarkable garden label.