Le Nôtre’s Versailles
France / Garden and Landscapes / Historic Preservation / History / International

Le Nôtre’s Versailles


The Sun King’s Garden In yesterday’s post I spoke about Le Nôtre’s Vaux-le-Vicomte garden.Today I will take time to describe his other greatest masterpiece, the Versailles garden, which was in fact inspired by the grounds of Fouquet’s Vaux-le -Victomte. As we left off in the story, Louis XIV had requested for a royal tour of the … Continue reading

Le Nôtre’s Vaux-le-vicomte
France / Garden and Landscapes / History / International

Le Nôtre’s Vaux-le-vicomte


The Vaux-le-vicomte was a haven for upcoming french artists of the 17th century. Writers, painters, sculptors and poets all gave the Vaux a part of their talent. Nicolas Fouquet commissioned the construction of the chateau and the garden to be connected to it, it was to be the greatest estate in France for it’s time. The estate … Continue reading