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Le Potager du Roi, Versailles

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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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  • 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 »
  • Wonderful to see the gardens once again, with old fruit trees, shrubs and herbs beds. Many flowers. It's really quite a lot bigger than you think. If I have Betuwnaar me perfectly entertained between all that fruit.
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  • Wonderful tranquility and naturalness compared to the palace gardens 10 minutes walk apart. The palace gardens were crowded with people when there were barely 20 at the potager. The kitchen gardens ar...  more »
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  • A Really nice place, which show us a big part of the French history.
  • I n saw trees to flowers and a few fruit trees. I m expecting to discover all sorts of varieties of vegetables. I n would not return. Expensive for a one hour walk.
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  • Price too high for a badly maintained garden almost in ruins. A shame given the fame of the Castle! No interest at the moment.
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  • Great un.grand thanks to Jacky for professionalism
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  • To see absolutely.
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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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