Where the Little People Bathed


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Plenty of ink has been spilled on the subject of personal hygiene at Versailles. Today I would like to show you at least one discrete arrangement — not to be found on any tourist map, where the royal pages could splash without attracting anyone’s attention; for even if you strolled in the park for years and heard about the pool’s existence, good luck finding it on your own, so well it is hidden behind the west-most alley leading from the Fountain of Dragon.   

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