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Palace of Versailles

Place d'Armes , Chateau de Versailles
Paris , Versailles , France 78000
33-01-30-83-78-00

In keeping with the spirit of the nature-loving Marie Antoinette, head gardener Alain Baraton stopped using chemicals on the garden grounds and reintroduced insects for pest control. Not only have his efforts brought about the return of swallows and the green woodpecker, but his practices have been adopted by other urban gardeners.

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