This Friday I was lucky enough to join La Cuisine Paris for a trip to Versailles. This is an amazing intimate tour of the Portager du Roi (King Louis IV garden) and Versailles. The text below is an explanation from their website because they explain it best:
“Millions of people visit the Palace of Versailles, but not many realize that tucked away just off of the grounds of the castle is Le Potager du Roi – the 17th century Kitchen Garden created for King Louis XIV.
Changing Cuisine Française and the dining table forever, this spectacular garden is credited not for advanced techniques such as creating a microclimate for the production of over 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables (that grew despite the season), but for dramatically changing in what was served at the kings table.
We start our Gastronmie Versailles exploration in partnership with ‘Le Potage du Rio’ where we will enjoy a private guided tour through this spectacular garden. The guide will lead us on a journey through the garden, Versailles and Cuisine Française history.”
Photographs by RL Photography:
At the end of the Versailles experience each person receives a ticket to the Versailles Chateau to experience for the rest of the afternoon and a return ticket on the train back to Paris.
The whole experience was informative and fun. The guide Karen was very knowledgeable about the Food history of Paris and also offers other Food Walking tours at La Cuisine Paris