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Beautiful sculpture, would need a refresh

Probably the most beautiful fountain in the Versailles Palace. Complex and baroque, it is a pity... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Santiago, Chile
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This large basin is between the end of the Great Lawn and the Grand Canal. Louis XIV adorned this... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Probably the most beautiful fountain in the Versailles Palace. Complex and baroque, it is a pity that it is a bit run down and it’s original splendor is a bit opaque now.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

A very large basin contains these horses, Apollo in his cart, toothy-dolphins, and the male figures that compose his entourage. Lots of energy here; horns are being blown as Apollo arises from the sea. Most often associated with the sun, he had also changed himself...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This large basin is between the end of the Great Lawn and the Grand Canal. Louis XIV adorned this already existing basin with this sculpture of Apollo, his quadriga rising from the waves. Surrounding Apollo are 4 mermen astride sea creatures. Apollo, the Sun God,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The basin occupies the prominent east-west axis of the palace and is the most famous and most beautiful fountains in the palace. Situated in front of the grand canal, the fountain depicts the sun god Apollo emerging from the water in a horse drawn chariot...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This fountain in the Versailles garden is yet another stunning work of art. Worth spending most part of your day here

Date of experience: September 2017
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