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Versailles Palace
Versailles - Le Basin D'Appolon
The Grand Canal was the setting for Louis XIV's many boating parties. Several fountains with sculptures spraying spectacular jets of water enhanced the gardens. Mansart designed "The Colonade", a circle of marble arches  in 1685. Louis XIV's last addition to Versailles was the Chapelle Royale, a two story Baroque chapel richly decorated in marble and murals,  built by Mansart.