Neptune and Amphitrite, Proteus and the Ocean god by Jean-Baptise Lemoyne. The new fountain, officially opened by Louis XV, aroused respect for the amount, the force and the diversity of the jets of water singing over the lead sculptures. It includes 99 water effects that comprise an astonishing aquatic display.
The Palace of Versailles or Chateau de Versailles is The Royal palace in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France.
The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, therefore it is famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
Chateau de Versailles Horses Fountain The Apollo Fountain
A fountain celebrated Apollo on his chariot. The work of Tuby, after a drawing by Le Brun, it is enthused by the fable of Apollo, the Sun gold and insignia of the king.
Inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Latona fountain exemplifies the legend of Apollo’s mother and Diana shielding her children against the abuses of the peasants of Lycia, and calling on Jupiter to punish them. He received their appeal and altered them into frogs and lizards.
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The square Ceres Fountain was arranged out between 1672 and 1679 by Thomas Regnaudin, after a depiction by Charles Le Brun. Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvests and corn, is seated on a bed of corn stalks, accompanied by cornflowers and roses.
From the dominant window of the Hall of mirrors visitors observe down on the outstanding viewpoint of the Water Parterre to the horizon. This exceptional perspective, which heralded the rule of Louis XIV, was established and sustained by the gardener André Le Nôtre by widening the Royal Path and digging the Grand Canal. This massive perspective stretches from the façade of the Château de Versailles to the railings of the park.
The Neptune fountain was constructed under the direction of Le Nôtre between 1679 and 1681, and was then named the “Pool below the Dragon” or the “Fir Tree Pool”. Jacques-Ange Gabriel slightly modified the pool area and, in 1740, the sculptural decoration was installed.