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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Although I visited in summer when most of the fruit trees were well in leaf, this would be a spectacular sight in blossom with row upon row of espaliered fruit trees. It is part of the horticultural college and interesting if you are into gardens....More

1  Thank Rod H
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We came across the garden when killing time in the old part of town. We were surprised how small it was if it was meant to be used to feed the Palace. Very helpful staff and were able to get all around the site with...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you are into gardening and is going to Versailles anyway check out the kitchen garden of the King. The garden contains hundreds upon hundreds of clipped and espaliered fruit trees. We went in March and were the only two visitors in the garden. There...More

1  Thank bee438
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

1  Thank robertalan2016
Reviewed 1 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

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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 14 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

3  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

1  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.

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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

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