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A Unique Site
The Orangery at Versailles is dug into the slope below the chateau. Flanked by the Great 100-Step Staircases, it anchors the slope and remains perfectly sheltered. Because it faces due south and is double glazed, the temperature remains stable between 5° and 8° C (40° and 46° F) even in winter.
Cathedral-like Architecture
Its breadth, height (13 metres), and pure lines make the Orangery one of the buildings where Jules Hardouin-Mansart displayed his architectural talents at their best.

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