The Gardens of Versailles were created in the mid-to-late 1600s and contain hundreds of sculptures and 50 fountains. Right next to the Palace of Versailles itself is a small section of the gardens called Parterre du Nord, which includes two circular pools with Tritons and Nereids (mermaids), and another pool with the baroque Pyramid Fountain.
The Gardens of Versailles – and indeed the Palace of Versailles and most of the entire estate – miraculously survived the French Revolution with only minor damage, and has been restored, maintained and preserved since the 1830s.
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