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Address: 10 rue du Marechal Joffre, 78000, Versailles, France
Phone Number: +33 1 39 24 62 62
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US$37.98*
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Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles
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US$46.12*
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Private Tour: Versailles Horse and Carriage Ride

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My expectations may have been too great ... lots of fallen fruit, weeds and no sense of dynamic gardening activity - all in all somewhat disappointing.apart from the King's Gate... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Like the previous reviewer, we were incredibly disappointed + and shocked to see the sorry shape this huge garden (an orchard, really, given all the fruit espalier there) is in. Yes, it is the end of the season, but still warm enough that we expected to see some vegetables growing. There were so many spent plants which should have been... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Having visited many walled kitchen gardens throughout Europe, we were very disappointed and indeed saddened to see what was once a highly productive kitchen garden providing fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables for Le Roi and his courtiers fall into such a state of neglect with unplanted potager squares full of perennial weeds It’s such a shame considering the standards achieved... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My expectations may have been too great ... lots of fallen fruit, weeds and no sense of dynamic gardening activity - all in all somewhat disappointing.apart from the King's Gate and a little arbour close to the fence. Nil produce for sale in the shop (more than made up by the Versailles Market Square). But we did find the Monument... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I went on a tour with La Cusine - Paris. It was an amazing feeling to go left when everyone else went right when we got off the train at Versailles. This spot was basically empty; a few staff members and students. It is now run by the National School of Landscape Architecture (ENSP). The majority of the garden wasn't... More 

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Adelaide
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My wife and I are not green thumbs so weren't that impressed. The history was interesting but not a lot else.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We thought we would add the King's Gardens to our itinerary when we were at Versailles and were so excited to see the place touted as: the place where the king's gardeners grew all the herbs, fruit and vegetables etc for the palace, boasting that this garden produced seasonal fruit all year long. We expected fully functional, blooming gardens but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Be aware that this is a working fruit and vegetable garden - not primarily a tourist attraction. You can buy their produce at the entrance. It does however come as a very welcome break from the hundreds of coach loads of tourists at the palace, and only a very short walk away. What you see of course depends very much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

When visiting France and Versailles castle, it is worth spending an hour to discover this place that tourists are not necessarily visiting. The fruits and veggies trees and the techniques to grow them are nice to see. It is possible to buy some at the exit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had watched "Monty Don " from bbc1 visit this place. ok We visited in April, so there wasn't a lot to see. But it was very sad everything was dishevelled, with dirty toilets. Le Roi would not have been happy !

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

After Versailles Palace, it is so nice to see a garden that is less grand in scale and much more interesting. Vegetables and fruit trees designed in the 1700's - must be heavenly in the spring and much more interesting in the summer. Despite that the winter visit was worth the trip - look at the web-site for the opening... More 

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