Apollo’s Bath Grove
In the 16th century, Louis XIV became the king of France. He called himself the Sun King!
France became the most powerful country in Europe! Louis XIV didn’t like live in Paris, he said the Paris people hate him,
so he built the Palace of Versailles,
He asked the artists to use painting, sculpture, and garden art to express the myths of ancient Greece and Rome.
This group of sculptures were born in this period, from 1666 to 1972
There is a small rockery in the Versailles garden, and the sculptures are placed on the top of the rockery waterfall.
The sculptures are divided into three groups. In the middle there are 6 fairies taking care of Apollo for bathing,
and the left and right groups are the horses.