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English translation: Le Nôtre (landscape designer of Louis XIV, Versailles

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French term or phrase:Le Nôtre
English translation:Le Nôtre (landscape designer of Louis XIV, Versailles
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15:59 Apr 11, 2001
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French term or phrase: Le Nôtre
Pour votre parc, votre jardin ou votre terrasse, les caisses à oranger en usage au Château de Versailles depuis le XVIIe siècle.
Dès la création des jardins de Versailles, certaines espèces exotiques,exposées à la belles saison en plein air, doivent être rentrées aux premiers froids. Cela a nécessité la conception de caisses solides, transportables, résistant autant à la chaleur qu'au froid et à l'humidité.
C'est Le Nôtre qui les imagina au XVIIe siècle.

Le Nôtre? And that's an orange tub, no? One of those big tree pots you see in parks?
Marcus Malabad
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Le Notre
Explanation:
Name of the designer, very famous in France, Versailles and the likes.
Hit my ID if you need more info.
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Bono
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naForgot to mention something about these tubsBono
naAndré Le Nôtre (1613-1700)
Parrot
naLe Nôtre
Guy Bray
name againBono
naLe NotreBono


  

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7 mins
Le Notre


Explanation:
Name of the designer, very famous in France, Versailles and the likes.
Hit my ID if you need more info.

Bono
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Yolanda Broad

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15 mins
me again


Explanation:
I have lots and lots of pages on Le Notre and Versailles, so if you need any more details I can forward them. He designed the gardens and brought unusual plants into France and was the first to make sure the Sun King got his summer fruits in the middle of the winter.

Bono
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1 hr
Le Nôtre


Explanation:
André Le Nôtre (1613-1700), creator of the gardens at Versailles.


    Reference: http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=48587
Guy Bray
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1 hr
André Le Nôtre (1613-1700)


Explanation:
Garden designer of Louis XIV (Cf. Versailles).
Oranger is the tree. This is more of a box for planting.

Parrot
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1 day 1 hr
Forgot to mention something about these tubs


Explanation:
Just to cheer you up if you are studying all this (quite interresting as it is,in terms os studies, you will have lots to take in!)

One of the little stories about this tubs designed by Le Nôtre (not to be mistaken with Lenôtre who is a current patissier) :
King Louis (not the one from the Jungle Book but King Louis XIV) ordered a lot of exotic flowers to be brought in near the Small Pavillion one day for an afternoon of poetry, dance and the senses. Within an hour they had to cancel everything. They had had brought in so many tens of thousands of those flowers (I could check the exact number, but I do not know this by heart) that the smell was unbearable to the senss and every one was fainting, one after the other.
This didn't stop that King completly. He still kept on ordering (in much smaller amounts though) that huge flower and shrubs tubes be carried everywhere he went. Probably because of the nice scents from the plants and of the horrrible smell from the people!



    Books ans studies on Versailles and Louis XIV
    Interior Design studies
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