Bassin de Neptune
To the northeast of Château de Versailles, just around the corner from the Versailles–Rive Droite train station, and housed in a lovely...
Château de Versailles
Amid magnificently landscaped formal gardens, this splendid and enormous palace was built in the mid-17th century during the reign of...
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Lonely Planet review
The chateau gardens' largest fountains are the 17th-century Bassin de Neptune, 300m north of the palace, whose straight side abuts a small pond graced by a winged dragon (Grille du Dragon), and the Bassin d'Apollon, at the eastern end of the Grand Canal, in the centre of which Apollo's chariot, pulled by rearing horses, emerges from the water. Try to time your visit for the Grande Perspective and Grandes Eaux Musicales fountain displays. On the same days the Bassin de Neptune flows for 10 minutes.