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Tuesday July 23rd : early closure of the Musical Gardens at 2.30pm, then free entry to the Gardens to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to the Château de Versailles.

The Golden Children's Pool

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PRESENTATION

Set on the edge of the Water Theater grove, the Golden Children’s Pool was created in 1709 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Elliptical in shape, its center features a group of eight lead cherubs sculpted from 1704 by Jean Hardy, originally for the ponds in the park at Marly, but finally transferred to Versailles in 1709. A true masterpiece of lead statuary in the gardens of Versailles, it testifies to Louis XIV’s taste for childhood after the multiple deaths of his descendants that cast a shadow over the end of his reign.

This masterpiece of garden lead statuary, which had suffered greatly from the 1999 storm, underwent a major restoration in 2017 thanks to the patronage of the BNP Paribas Foundation and the support of D’Huart Industrie.

 

WATER DISPLAYS DURING THE MUSICAL FOUTAINS SHOW

Morning:

No watering

Afternoon:

From 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm (45 min)
and from 4pm to 4.45pm (45 min)

 

→  In the event of a level 1 drought period, The Musical Fountains Show schedules will change to preserve water resources.

Morning:

No watering

Afternoon:

From 2:30 pm to 3pm (30mn)
and from 4.15pm to 4.45pm (30mn)

 

→ In the event of a level 2 drought period, The Musical Fountains Show schedules change to preserve water resources.

Morning:

No watering

Afternoon:

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

 

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