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Located just to the west of Parterre d弾au, is the first basin of Latona. Designed by Andr Le Ntre (1613-1700) who was the chief landscape architect of Louis XIV, and the basin was built between 1668 and 1670.
The fountain was an episode from the "Metamorphoses" of Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BC-17 AD) who was poet lived in Latin during the period. Latona and her children, Apollo and Diana, were troubled with mud thrown by Lycians (an ancient region on the coast of south-western Asia Minor, between Caria and Pamphylia.) peasants who refused to allow them to drink from their pond. They appealed to Zeus (the king of the gods in Greek mythology) who responded by turning Lycians into frogs.
They chose this episode because of the mythological reference to the revolutions of the Fronde, a series of civil wars in France between 164853, in which the nobles rose in rebellion against Mazarin (160261), French states man borne in Italie and the chief court adviser during the minority of Louis XIV.
(References taken from Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Hachette, the text has been extensively edited and simplified.) For those who prefer the color version, please see the WS.

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