After dinner there was a promenade through the chateau's gardens. The grounds and fountains of Vaux-le-Vicomte were to be the inspiration for Versailles.

from Robert Greene – Law 1: Never Outshine the Master - Transgression Of The Law on Rap Genius

Meaning

The famous gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte were designed and built by Andre le Notre and stretched a mile and a half; it included many canals, fountains, statues, and gravel walkways. Some suggest the chateau cost between 10 million to 16 million to build..

A famous piece of the garden, known as the anamorphosis abscondita is an optical illusion giving the impression that the garden can be viewed in one glance from the top of the staircase leading into it.

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