King's Kitchen Garden

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Presentation

Fruit and vegetables for the royal table were grown here under the watchful eyes of Louis XIV and his gardeners. A kitchen garden full of surprises !
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.
Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Tuesday 25 December 2018

From 01 January to 31 March (every year)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10:00 to 18:00

From 01 April to 31 October (every year)

Every day except Monday

10:00 to 18:00

From 01 November to 31 December (every year)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10:00 to 18:00

General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Park and garden
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • themes :
    • Garden
LIBELLE_EQUIPEMENT_SERVICES
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
    • Guided group tours obligatory
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Shows
    • Concert
    • Theatre
Accessibility
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Site, building partially accessible
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

Tarifs

FaresRates periodDates Min Max
Full priceHigh season01/04/2018 - 31/10/20184.50€7.00€
Tarif réduitHigh season01/04/2018 - 31/10/20183.00€
Contact
King's Kitchen Garden
Monsieur Vincent Piveteau
10 rue du maréchal Joffre
78000
Versailles
Phone : +33 1 39 24 62 62
Fax : +33 1 39 24 63 38
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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