Photographer's Note

Still a day of greyness in Versailles, I hope that tomorrow the sun will be shown… Then today I want of light and greenery !!! I propose a photograph to you which was made in the park of Balbi. The day was pleasant, highly Spring…

Balbi park

Abutting the King's Kitchen Garden, a little farther to the south, there is a pleasant public garden named Parc Balbi.

This is the garden of the property developed in 1785 by J.-F. Chalgrin for the countess of Balbi, the mistress of the Count of Provence, who was Louis XVI's brother.

Nothing remains of the buildings, but the park still has its stream, its belvedere and its vast grotto, set in the greenery so characteristic of Eighteenth Century English-style gardens.

Practical information

Balbi park :

12 rue du Maréchal Joffre.
Entrance via the cul-de-sac beside the Lycée Jules Ferry.
78000 Versailles.

Information available from the Service Parcs et Jardins of the city of Versailles :
Tel: +33(0)1 30 97 82 30.

Thank you for the participation of Internet site of the Tourism Office of Versailles

In complementary photograph two other ducks benefitting from the rays of the sun…

A very good WE to all.

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Additional Photos by Jean Charles GUEGAN (JCG) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
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