Guide

Raphaël Masson
with editions RMN, 2019
15,5 x 23 cm, 128 p., 15 € TTC
ISBN 978-2-7118-7164-3

Book available in english and french

This complete guide allows visitors to explore the immense gardens of the châteaus of Versailles, Trianon and Marly and to get to know the histories of the groves, basins and parterres, of the sculptures decorating them, and of some of the remarkable trees that may be admired there. More than a simple guide, it contains the keys to understanding the place and not missing out on any of the beauties that, at every step, at every bend in every alley, await the visitor.

This lavishly illustrated book features two detailed maps to help readers find their bearings.

Contents :

Foreword
Introduction

THE GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF THE CHÂTEAU
The parterres
The Great Commission
The south groves
Trees in the Queen's grove
Trees in the King's garden
The fêtes of Louis XIV
The north groves
The Water Alley and its basins
The Waters of Versailles

THE TRIANON ESTATE
The Grand Trianon
The Petit Trianon

Trees in the Petit Trianon

MARLY