More accolades for the Ecole d'Art Mural de Versailles. Another public utility box planted on city sidewalks has been transformed into an urban landmark in trompe l'œil, à l'Arcimboldo. This one is in the Montreuil neighborhood, formerly a village that bordered Versailles. Gieuseppe Arcimboldo, undeniably a forefather of surrealism, was a 16th-century Italian mannerist.
France's national school of horticulture, founded in 1874, has for its digs a choice plot of ground: le Potager du Roi, i.e., the nine-hectare (about 22 acres) King's Vegetable Garden on the domain of the Château de Versailles.
un trottoir: a sidewalk
un potager: a vegetable or kitchen garden
un hectare: a measure equivalent to about two-and-one-half acres
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