Bassin du Potager du Roi, Versailles

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Located in close proximity to the Palace of Versailles, Bassin du Potager du Roi once produced fresh fruit and vegetables for the court of Louis XIV. Today the gardens are supervised by a prestigious French national school, École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, which trains skilled gardeners and landscape architects. View the wide variety of vegetables and over 400 species of fruit trees grown here, which supply the French public with over 30 tons (60,000 lbs) of vegetables and 50 tons (100,000 lbs) of fruit each year. Take a guided tour to gather more information during your visit. To find out how to plan a trip to Versailles, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 24, 2017
    Vegetable garden maintained ecological and modern; a little surprising to find that in Versailles especially after the visit of the gardens and their sharpness
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  • August 13, 2017
    Why leave this garden to abandonment I knew him maintained decorated today to share fruit trees that Fallows's may be the new fashion but do pay to see this dismal
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  • August 4, 2017
    As previous reviews have said the 'Potager' feels almost abandoned, neglected and overgrown. There was almost nothing to look at, and after visiting beautiful workings gardens run by the National Trus...  more »

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Where to stay in Versailles

Though you can visit the palace of Versailles on a day trip from Paris, travelers interested in exporing outside the château should consider staying in the town of Versailles, Rambouillet, or Fontainebleau. All three of these boast historical centers and a number of accommodations for visitors, from swanky hotels to short-term apartment rentals. You may want to avoid the other nearby towns, like Senlis, which don't offer any lodging in their old town centers. To put yourself within walking distance of the grand palace, pick a spot along the main avenue in the town of Versailles. When staying here, you can experience first-hand what city planners took into consideration when building this new capital.
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