A revisit to the Potager du Roi, Versailles!

And cannot be too far from my beloved Versailles.  I  have written so much on it, sorry if sometimes I repeat myself. Of course, written on the wonderful Potager du Roi but have some new pictures to tell you a recap and encourage you to visit it.

The Potager du roi.  At the request of king Louis XIV, gardener Jean-Baptiste de la Quintinie made this vegetable/fruit garden between 1678-1683.  It provided the king with its own supplies of veggies well done for his taste. The design is of three central trails of about 3 hectares ( 7,4 acres) divided into 16 squares all around a fountain. At the center of each square, surrounded by fruit trees, you have rounds of vegetables flourishing. You will have a wonderful view of this from the terraces. You will discover about 12 enclosed gardens with its collection of fruit trees where still the art of growing them continues. You can,also, with time take a course in gardening at this wonderful place.

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The Potager du Roi is located at 10 rue du Maréchal Joffre, just in front of the Cathedrale Saint Louis. You can come from Paris on the RER C to rive gauche, take a left to rue du Gal Leclerc and  take left on Maréchal Joffre, about 10 mins walking. It is open from April 1 to October 31 every day except Mondays from 10h to 18h, and from November 1 to March 31 the tuesdays and thursdays from 10h to 13h. However these are the general times, it can change each year

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The King’s Vegetable garden, or potager du roi ,which has an orchard of some 5 000 fruit trees (more than 400 different varieties), produces good year bad year about 50 tons of fruit and 20 tons of vegetables, part of which is sold in the store boutique (open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays morning).

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It is a nice place and recently given the attention it deserve for renovation and keep it for generations more.  I will give some webpages to help you plan your trip here

Official Potager du Roi how to get there in French: Potager du Roi how to get there

The official webpage of the management of the Potager du Roi is done by the l’École nationale supérieure de paysage or the National School of Landscape, more info in French here: National School of Landscape Versailles on the Potager du Roi

Official Gardens of France on the Potager du Roi in French with a nice layout map of the garden: Jardins de France on the Potager du Roi

Tourist office of Versailles on the Potager du Roi in English: Tourist office of Versailles on the Potager du Roi

And the Americans to the rescue of the Potager du Roi , the WMF (World Monuments Fund)  is helping restore this wonderful place in the history of Versailles, France and apparently the world; more info in English here: Official WMF org on restoration of the Potager du Roi

And if you want to help why not join the Friends of the garden or Association des Amis du Potager du Roi in French here: Assoc Friends of the Potager du Roi

There you go another dandy in Versailles, and like i always repeat, the Royal city is more than a Palace/Museum even if this is huge indeed. Hope you enjoy your visit here a lot more than a one day trip to the palace and enjoy fully my Versailles. Enjoy the shopping in the Potager du Roi too!!! superbe!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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