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Girandole Grove

Accueil Girandole Grove

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The Girandole Grove, with the corresponding Dauphin Grove to the north, were among the first groves laid out by Le Nôtre, as early as 1663. Treated as green rooms, they both feature a central room with a pool, installed in 1669. On the south side, in 1682, the pool’s coping was decorated with reeds whose sprays converge on the center of the water feature, where a water spear springs from a metal basket of flowers painted au naturel. The shape of this lance, reminiscent of a girandole, gave its name to both the pond and the grove. The pool disappeared around 1760, while the grove itself, like that of the Dauphin, was removed when the garden was replanted in 1775-1776 and replaced by a vast area planted with lime trees arranged in a staggered pattern. In 2000, the two groves and their ponds were restored to their original state.

 

WATER DISPLAYS DURING THE MUSICAL FOUTAINS SHOW

Morning:

From 10:30 am to 11:30 am (1 hour)

Afternoon (except on weekdays = no watering):

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:

From 11am to 11:30am (30 mins)

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 change to preserve water resources.

Morning:

From 11:05 am to 11:20 am (15 min)

Afternoon:

From 14:30 to 14:45 (15 min.)
and from 15h30 to 15h45 (15 mn)

 

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