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A year to celebrate Le Nôtre

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A year to celebrate Le Nôtre

In 2013, the Palace of Versailles is paying tribute to André Le Nôtre, the creator of the Versailles gardens. Find out about the programme of exhibitions, restorations, shows and events.

Throughout 2013, the Palace of Versailles is paying tribute to André Le Nôtre, the creator of the Versailles gardens.

To mark the 400th anniversary of his birth, we are shining the spotlight on Louis XIV's gardener, the exceptional architect and landscaper, but also on the experienced art collector, friend and confidant of the king, and a man whose aesthetic sense continues to inspire creators all over the world.

Restoration work, exhibitions and performances will honour the genius of André Le Nôtre and the gardens of Versailles, his masterpiece.

 

 

Le Nôtre in perspectives. 1613-2013

Exhibition from 22 October 2013 to 23 February 2014

Le Nôtre in perspectives exhibition

 

 

 

The gardens of Versailles, mobile app

The Gardens of Versailles mobile app

 

 

Restoration of the Latona basin and the royal perspectives

Restoration of the Latona basin

 

 

Giuseppe Penone at Versailles

Exhibition from 11 June to 31 October 2013

Penone exhibition at Versailles

 

 

The Labyrinth grove

The Labyrinth grove exhibition

 

 

The King's Flowers

Exhibition from 2 July to 29 September 2013

The King's herb garden exhibition

 

 

Water Theatre Grove and Gilded Children basin

Reconstruction of the Water Theatre

 

 

Return of two monumental sculptures

Return of sculptures

 

 

The gardens of Versailles, a setting for celebrations

 Festivities and performances

 

 

The Versailles Lire au jardin prize for garden books and press

The Versailles Lire au jardin

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