The gardens at the Château de Versailles were designed primarily by landscape architect André Le Nôtre for King Louis XIV in the late 17th century. The palace and the accompanying gardens were built on the site of a swampy hunting lodge constructed…

Le Palais des Tuileries got its name from “tuile,” the French word meaning “tile,” which referenced the tile factory that stood on the site. The palace, near the Louvre, was first constructed in 1564, under Catherine de Medici, King Henry II’s…