Apollo’s Chariot at Versailles Restored to its Former Glory

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After spending 14 months in the Coubertin Foundry, the most famous fountain in the gardens of Versailles is back where it belongs in the Grande Perspective designed by André Le Nôtre. © Didier Saulnier Eager to pull the sun across the sky, Apollo, accompanied by a cherubic Cupid, drives his chariot hoisted out of the water by four spirited horses, with as many dolphins between them, with four tritons trumpeting his fame at the four cardinal directions. Each sculpture in this group by Jean-Baptiste Tuby (1629-1700) has its own vitality, giving the whole a lifelike energy. On February 15, Laurent Salomé, director of

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