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The Grande Perspective bisects the Gardens like an axis of symmetry, passing Latona’s Fountain and following the Royal Way as far as Apollo on his Chariot and the Grand Canal.
© Thomas Garnier

Palace and Park of Versailles, France

Versailles, France
Versailles is one of the greatest achievements of French 17th century art. In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned André Le Nôtre to design and layout the intricate grounds—a project that took forty years to complete. The result was worth the wait. Discover how his transcendent vision became a blueprint for excellence across the world.