Boy, those French Kings really knew
how to live! Unfortunately for them anyway, their extravagance
eventually contributed to a trip to the guillotine. Looking
out the back windows of the Palace, the formal, well
maintained gardens are a prime example of the type of garden
made famous in this part of the world.
If you get a chance, walk out
along the canal (where the royals used to play at sea battles)
and take a look at the forested area. Many of the huge,
ancient trees were knocked over by the hurricane speed winds
that swept through in 1989.