Versailles, France

The gardens of the Palace of Versailles are a superb example of French-style formal gardens. Designed in 1661 by André Le Nôtre, the grounds boast 372 statues, 55 water features, 600 fountains, 35km of canals, countless immaculately clipped topiaries and a spectacular orangery. ECT Travel can create bespoke, small group tours to this world-class garden, combining a day at Versailles with guided visits to other gardens such as the extraordinary rose garden, Roseraie de Bagatelle with its 1,200 different species of rose, and Château de Fontainebleau, home to the largest formal garden in Europe.

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