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Bosquet des Rocailles, Château de Versailles – France (3)

Bosquet des Rocailles, Ch√¢teau de Versailles - France (3)


Bosquet des Rocailles, Château de Versailles (France, 1683). Details (photograph taken during the Grandes Eaux on 20 June 1998). Le Bosquet des Rocailles (or Bosquet de la Salle de Bal) was built between 1680 and 1683 by J. MANSART in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles (France). The sculptures were by Pierre LEGROS (1629-1714) and Benoît MASSOU (1627-1684). The cascade comprises : 5 8-steps fountains, 8 7-steps fountains, and 4 4-steps fountains. The Bosquet itself was designed by LENOTRE in 1680. The scene was modified in 1690 and flowers were introduced in 1691.


20 June 1998


Hubert Chanson, Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

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