What was a prominent theme in the gardens at Versailles?

Why was the Versailles garden built?

One must understand the young Sun King’s ambition in order to grasp the plans conceived for gardens of Versailles. Because he sought a world of pleasure and luxury in which he and his court could thrive, the Sun King chose the castle of his father, Louis XIII.

Is Versailles the biggest palace?

(Many sources give the area as 360,000 square metres (3,900,000 sq ft).) In the castle category, Prague and Malbork Castles claim to be world’s largest.

Comparison of world’s largest palaces.

Rank 19
Name Palace of Versailles
Country France
Place Versailles
Floor area 63,154 square metres (679,784 sq ft)
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