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Le Potager du Roi, Versailles

(3.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Located in close proximity to the Palace of Versailles, Le 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 visit Le Potager du Roi and get the most from your holiday in Versailles, create itinerary details personal to you using our Versailles vacation builder.
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  • Was surprised how the conservation and the beauty of this "horta", made at the behest of Louis XIV, and remarkable garden historic monument, its gardeners keeps alive the art of growing a variety of fruits and vegetables in a garden one of the most beautiful of France.
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  • The gardener of the King had to satisfy the whims of one, fruit trees in espaliers, vegetables in greenhouses outside. A magical place to visit. Kids love.
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  • Beautiful visit during the heritage days. The gardener was passionate. On the other hand not tasting. Shame!
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  • I agree with Gary chubby. It is an impression of total amateurism. It seems that the place is run by a construction site of young volunteers more or less hippie amateurs. incompetence, sloppiness, lack of resources or Prurience (broken windows are repaired with tape, for example). the planks of vegetables are poorly maintained, full of weeds, Hedges are not cut. It gives the general impression to be fallow and abandoned...
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  • Visit in the fall, not a great interest!
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  • The vegetable garden is huge (9 ha) in the Versailles and magnificent, the orchard trees very well carved and exciting guide. Too bad that the guided tour lasts one hour. Without being a great gardener, I would have liked to learn more about the different varieties of fruits and vegetables grown and culture methods. The Potager du Roi is less well-known than the Castle, but it is worth. I recommend it.
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  • Great tour!
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