• LOCATION 13 | Hidden Messages from the Sun King: A Guide to the Palace of Versailles' Gardens

    Towards Apollo's baths

    Towards Apollo's baths on Versailles, Yvelines audio tour Hidden Messages from the Sun King: A Guide to the Palace of Versailles' Gardens

    You are in the Woods of Apollo's Baths. Stay to your right and look to your left.

    You will see three groupings of figures in a grotto, horses on either end, and people in the middle.

    In the central one, there is a man seated and self-assured, surrounded by six nymphs who bathe and oil his muscular body. He has just completed a long gallop across the sky, and desires tending-to. He is the head boy at the school. He is the captain of the team. This fancy-free lad is the equivalent of today's lead singer, solo guitarist and songwriter who makes all the girls swoon. This is the demigod Apollo, son of Jupiter, king of the gods.

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