Palace of Versailles

After the death of Louis XIII, the estate became the property of his son and successor Louis XIV.

An excerpt from the article 29 facts about Palace of Versailles

Louis XIV visited the hunting lodge as a child. He liked staying there because he could freely enjoy nature and organize his first hunts there.

When he became a father for the first time, he decided to rebuild the palace for greater comfort for the royal family. A balcony was then installed on the first floor, the moats were straightened and the park was re-arranged.

In place of the vegetable garden, the architect Le Vau built an Orangery where orange and lemon trees were stored during the winter. In the Orangery there was one of the three flower parterres surrounding the palace.