King's Kitchen Garden

Park and garden at Versailles
N. Borel
N. Borel
N. Borel
N. Borel
  • Louis XIV asked J.-B. de La Quintinye, the gardener, to install a kitchen garden capable of providing for the court in a marsh with the evocative name of "étang puant" (stinking pond).

    Work was carried out efficiently between 1678 and 1682: in spite of the poor terrain and still rudimentary resources, La Quintinye developed the culture of fresh fruit and vegetables here and was able to provide the king's table with asparagus in January and strawberries in March, along with figs and even melons!

    It measures 9 hectares and maintains its original subdivisions, earning it classification as a Historical Monument in 1926.

    Its fruit trees, for their part, have been given extremely varied shapes, thanks to the presence of the Ecole Nationale d’Horticulture between 1873 and 1995, whose know-how carries on today, to the visual and gustatory delight of its visitors… students of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage now work in the areas bordering the kitchen garden.
  • Spoken languages
Services
  • Accessibility
  • Activities
    • Activities
    • Concerts
    • Temporary exhibitions
    • Shows
    • Theatre
  • Equipment
    • Parking nearby
  • Services
    • Boutique
  • From January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
  • Reduce rate

    • High

    3 €
  • 4,50€ during the week and 7€ on weekends and holidays.
    Reduced: € 3 ( students, job seekers, children from 12 to 17 years )

    Low season ( November 1st to March 25th ) : Single rate of 3€

    Groups with lecturer (max 30 people per group . ) : 200€ (103€ for school and lecturer without groups).
    Additional 35€ for foreign language tour.
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • High

    From 4,50 € to 7 €
  • 4,50€ during the week and 7€ on weekends and holidays.
    Reduced: € 3 ( students, job seekers, children from 12 to 17 years )

    Low season ( November 1st to March 25th ) : Single rate of 3€

    Groups with lecturer (max 30 people per group . ) : 200€ (103€ for school and lecturer without groups).
    Additional 35€ for foreign language tour.
Openings
  • From November 1, 2017
    until December 31, 2017
  • Tuesday
    10:00
    18:00
  • Wednesday
    10:00
    18:00
  • Thursday
    10:00
    18:00
  • Friday
    10:00
    18:00
  • Ouvert le samedi de 10h00 à 13h00
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