Visitors walk through the garden of the Chateau de Versailles, on October 20, 2017, in Versailles.
Designated a historic monument, the kitchen garden still produces the fruit and vegetables that made Louis XIV's banquets so renowned. Louis XIV commissioned Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie to develop a kitchen garden on the site of a swamp known as 'stinking pond'. Construction lasted from 1678 to 1683 and it had to demonstrate ingenuity to overcome the swampy terrain.  / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARIN        (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)