Versailles: the seat of the French Royal Court
Not far away from the Royal Palace, there is the Royal Garden, as well as the King’s Kitchen Garden (Le Potager du Roi Versailles). Very unique and very precious, with the layout unchanged since the XVIIthe century, the Kitchen Garden is placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
The Kitchen Garden was set up in 1678 by the appointment of King Louis XiV. The first Fruitier was Monsieur Jean-Babtiste La Quintinie. The idea behind the creation of the Garden was to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to the Royal Court, all year round, so the King could enjoy strawberries in January, and asparagus in December.