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Le Potager du Roi

10 rue du Marechal Joffre, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 39 24 62 62
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10 rue du Marechal Joffre, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 39 24 62 62
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was the kitchen garden of Louis XIV and later French kings. If you are a gardener, don't miss it, but this is not what you should do on your first visit to Versailles. We were there in early October. The line to enter the...More

Thank robertalan2016
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Potager was originally planted in order for Louis XIV to supply food for his own table. It also became a laboratory and showplace for advanced horticultural study and development (they grew Pineapples! In Paris!) which it remains to this day. A school of agriculture...More

Thank artnik
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

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 Trust in the U.K. (like Sissinghurst in Kent), the contrast was extraordinary. Working vegetable gardens...More

Thank LizzieQM
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

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 are maintained using permaculture and organic practices and there were lots of insects and...More

2  Thank JClare62
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I visited this royal vegetable plot around 20 years ago and my memory was that it was AMAZINGLY beautiful. Well what a decline, everywhere there is an atmosphere of abandon and messiness. We peered into one green house only to see a load of dead...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

After visiting the castle, the place is unique to discover the various plants that are grown here. Place is quiet and nice. A true delight for natural perfumes and the five senses.

Thank JohnPaul2010
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...More

Thank outoford
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...More

1  Thank Lorraine2362
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

Thank VeroniqueM68
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...More

Thank Dana_Derchin
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