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Apollo's Baths Grove

Accueil Apollo’s Baths Grove

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The current Apollo’s Baths Grove dates back to the reign of Louis XVI, and was laid out between 1778 and 1781. On this site, around 1670, Le Nôtre had first created the picturesque Marais Grove, whose main decoration consisted of a basin lined with metal reeds painted au naturel, with a water-spouting metal tree at its center. In 1705, this whimsical bosquet disappeared to make way for the groups of Apollo served by nymphs and the Horses of the Sun, which Jules Hardouin-Mansart placed under gilded lead canopies and on pedestals bordered by a pool. The western part of the grove was laid out under Louis XV for the Dauphin. Both parts of the grove were completely modified under Louis XVI, and the painter Hubert Robert designed an English-style garden with a lake at its center, dominated by a huge artificial rock with waterfalls and a grotto in which the group of Apollo is installed, while the two groups of Horses of the Sun are placed on either side.

 

Water displays during the Musical Fountains Show

Morning:

No watering

Afternoon:

From 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm (45 min.)
and from 16h to 16h45 (45 mn)

 

→ In the event of a level 1 drought period, the Grandes Eaux Musicales schedules change to preserve water resources.

Morning:

No watering

Afternoon:

From 2:30 pm to 3 pm (30 min.)
and from 16h15 to 16h45 (30mn)

 

→ In the event of a level 2 drought period, the Grandes Eaux Musicales schedules will change in order to preserve water resources.

Morning:

No watering

Afternoon:

From 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm (15 min.)
and from 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm (15 min)

 

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