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Gardens of Versailles
When you arrive in Paris should not miss visiting one of the most complex ever built gardens. Interesting paths through the majestic layout, the buildings they contain, statues and fountains, is a garden for all seasons with wonderful plants and trees.
Located in the west of the palace of Versailles, the gardens occupy an area of 800 hectares, was built by Andre Le Notre. Besides carefully tended lawns, flower beds and sculptures, another factor that contributed to the uniqueness of the garden are fountains of Versailles, built during the reign of Louis XIV. In 1979 together with the Palace of Versailles gardens have been included in UNESCO World Heritage. Gardens receive approximately 6 million annual visitors, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in France.
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