The buffet d'eau
Situated within view of the northern end of the Trianon-sous-Bois Wing, this fountain, also known as the Cascade, was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1703, decorated with many-hued marble and topped off with lead figures sculpted by Mazière, Le Lorrain, Hardy, Poirier and Van Clève.
the ice stores
The ice stores were thick-walled, tightly-insulated pits, covered over with earth and stone, which were used to build up reserves of ice during the winter. The ice stores of the Petit Trianon have thatched roofs. In the summer the ice was used to chill drinks or make sorbets and ice creams. The first ice stores at Versailles were installed during the reign of Louis XIV. In the eighteenth century, many châteaux had similar facilities.