Tuesday, 17 March 2015

L'orangerie de Jussieu

Orangerie de Jussieu Petit Trianon Versailles
This building is Jussieu's orangerie at Petit Trianon castle in the palace grounds. It was built by Richard Mique to whom we owe so many architectural treasures in Marie-Antoinette's little haven and is named after Bernard de Jussieu, king Louis XVth's botanist. As you can see through the window, it is still used for its primary function: keeping plants warm in the winter! The final shot is a look towards Petit Trianon's hothouses!

Elle se situe dans le parc du Petit Trianon et a été construite par Richard Mique auquel nous devons tant de splendeurs du domaine de Marie-Antoinette et a été nommée d'après Bernard de Jussieu, le botaniste de Louis XV. Comme vous pouvez le constater en regardant par une fenêtre, elle est toujours en usage ! Pour terminer aujourd'hui, un regard vers les serres du Petit Trianon !
Orangerie de Jussieu Petit Trianon Versailles
Orangerie de Jussieu Petit Trianon Versailles
Orangerie de Jussieu Petit Trianon Versailles
Petit Trianon serres hothouses Versailles

18 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite a sturdy looking building. I've learned a new French term today.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Love the fourth picture, what a great place you live...

Michelle said...

I love those manicured shrubs.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Those plants are going to be anxious to get back outside! Happy spring!

Janis
GDP

Randy said...

Nice photos. I am looking foward to everything budding out here.

Kay said...

Some plants receive such loving care! I don't think I've seen this in the U.S.
Your third shot is so dreamy!

Dave said...

Those walled gardens really worked well and enabled them to grow very delicate plants. A nice bit of topiary too. Lets hope the French do Wales and big favour and beat England on Saturday.

llandudnopictures said...

Greenery in abundance... Spring is on its way, although it's still freezing here!

Josette T said...

il y a toujours à découvrir avec toi... je ne ma souvenais plus du tout de cet endroit

Halcyon said...

Lovely! I especially like the lines and colors in your first shot. :)

Birdman said...

Ok. There is a bit of Ireland in France. GREEN shrubbery. hehehehehehe

Sharon Anck said...

There is so much wonderful history in your town and much of it is still going strong! I love it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

L'Orangerie, even sounds wonderful Ciel. Not long before those bare vines will be covered.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I can't wait to see it when it's green, soon I hope.

Thérèse said...

Une exploration au cœur du parc du petit Trianon. Le vert va bientôt faire son apparition.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Ouf ... le printemps va arriver !

VP said...

I have a soft spot for orangeries, and this one is really beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

To keep tender plants over the winter, especially ones bearing fruit, would be a great treat!