Map of Versailles Gardens
We propose you to have an overview of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens to understand better the Domain of Versailles.
The Royal Versailles Estate includes 8000 hectares until the Revolution in 1789.
Today, its area makes 830 hectares only! 8 miles of paths allow to survey this vast site. Statues, busts and vases make these gardens a real open-air museum.
This ancient Royal Domain, now the property of the French government includes :
- 70 hectares of gardens and bosquets (red ticks on the map)
- 431 hectares for the large park
- 24 hectares for the Grand Canal
- 96 hectares for the Marie Antoinette’s Estate (blue ticks on the map).
Don’t miss this magical site and its main highlights ! Discover our Versailles gardens tour and check what’s interesting to see in the 70 hectares of the Versailles Gardens and its bosquets now !
What’s a French Garden ?
The King of France “Louis XIV” also called “The Sun King” asked the gardener “André Le Nôtre” in 1661 to create the gardens of Versailles. The work lasted 40 years. André Le Nôtre will create a “French” Garden, in which nature is controlled to form a regular and symmetrical whole. At the center of this garden is an avenue of grass: it is the axis of perspective, which leads our eyes to the infinite and the horizon. Last year, we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Birth of this Magical Gardener who worked to build several parks and gardens including the park of The Royal Castle of Saint Germain en Laye where the Sun King was borned as well as the Garden of the castle of Chantilly.