• LOCATION 64 | Hidden Messages from the Sun King: A Guide to the Palace of Versailles' Gardens

    Towards Neptune

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

    Walk toward the large body of water straight ahead of you. Keep it on your right, as you walk in a half-circle.

    This begins the second axis of how Louis XIV wanted visitors to view the gardens of Versailles. He even wrote six different versions of the tour route with his own hand. We've completed the East-West axis, from the Palace to the Grand Canal. Now we'll go North to South, and focus on two themes: water, and the enlightenment of man.

    Who better to start with than Neptune, the god of the seas.

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