Versailles and Sun King’s Vegetable Garden

A gastronomic tour of the city of Versailles

6 hours
all year long,
except mondays
breakfast and tastings in the market
with guide
PT - ES - EN

Few people know but Louis XIV, who was a great gastronome, created in the gardens of the Château de Versailles a vegetable garden worthy of a king who had changed French cuisine forever. To this garden is credited great advances in the techniques of creating 300 more varieties of fruits, vegetables and greens that grew all the year and were served in the king’s table.


We started our gastronomic adventure with a typical French breakfast and then we walked on our way to the king’s garden. We will know its roots, its microclimates and its importance in the history of French cuisine.

We continue our journey through the streets of Versailles and make a visit to the market. Established in November 1634 the Versailles market is one of the oldest and most traditional in France. Our experience ends around 1pm, a restaurant will be booked for lunch and then you will have all afternoon to visit the city and the castle.


– Breakfast in one of the best and most traditional Boulangeries of Versailles
– Round-trip Paris-Versailles (RER or Train)
– Entrance and guided tour in Horta of King Louis XIV
– Visit to the oldest market in the city


– Car with driver
– Lunch with guide
– Pic Nic in the castle gardens
– Tickets for the Chateaux de Versailles
– Guided tour of the castle

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did you know ?
According to reports of his sister-in-law, Princess Palatine - Elisabeth-Charlotte of Bavaria, wife of her brother Philippe d'Orléans, Louis XIV would eat in a conventional royal dinner four dishes of soups, a whole pheasant, a partridge, a large plate of salad, two large slices of ham, juicy pieces of lamb with garlic sauce, assorted pastries, fruit and boiled eggs. It is said that, however, in the morning the king took only two cups of tea and ate nothing else until dinner.

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