• LOCATION 41 | Hidden Messages from the Sun King: A Guide to the Palace of Versailles' Gardens

    Right into the Wood of Chestnut trees

    Turn right here to enter the Wood of the Chestnut trees. Walk straight ahead, in the middle of two rows of tall chestnuts, which are the most common tree in France. Their spiky bogs drop to the ground at back-to-school time. Nimble hands which extract them without getting pierced can make marrons glacés, or sweet jam for toast, or roast them in the fall and winter on a city street corner until the shell bursts, revealing a warm treat on a cold day.

    Walk up to the last two statues on your left.

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Hidden Messages from the Sun King: A Guide to the Palace of Versailles' Gardens