Palace of Versailles

For this reason, Louis XIV decided to thoroughly rebuild the palace.

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It was supposed to look like the fairy-tale "Palace of the Sun (Palais du Soleil), and King Louis XIV residing there would be the Sun King (Roi Soleil).

In connection with this concept, numerous fountains and sculptures depicting the story of Apollo, the ancient sun god, were installed in the garden.

The famous fairy-tale writer Charles Perrault proposed to build a grotto that would bring to mind the mythical sea sun cave, where the sun was supposed to rest after dusk.

The cave was built north of the palace. It was finished with colorful shells, corals, sea stones, and mirrors. The park has a roller coaster, a maze, swings, and numerous fountains (39) decorated with sculptures of famous fairy-tale characters.