A walk in the park of a former chateau of Louis XIV in Marly-le-Roi not far from Versailles.
In the 1670's Louis XIV had a chateau built not far from Versailles at Marly-le-Roi. His intention was to have a home where he could relax surrounded only by a few courtiers away from the glitz of Versailles. Of course, like Versailles, the castle was surrounded by pools, statues and majestic fountains. Today, only the park and a few statues remain, the castle and the annex buildings have been completely destroyed. A small museum museum near the reception desk allows you to have a vision of the site as it was at the time of Louis XIV.
The walk in the park is very pleasant, the entrance is free, the park is not very big and remains on a human scale. You can also admire the famous horses of Marly. If you are passing near Marly-le-Roi or Louveciennes or if you don't have the courage to face the crowd of the Versailles castle, don't hesitate to visit this park. Access is not easy by public transportation. There is a small parking lot right next to the park but it is quickly full.
The parking lot doesn't have much space but if you come a little early you will easily find a place to park. It is located right at the traffic circle.