This courtyard takes its name from its central fountain presided over by a statue of Ulysses which was installed in the 16th century. Surrounded by two Renaissance buildings, since Henry IV’s time the court has overlooked a 6-hectare lake filled with carp. The lakeside pavilion built for Louis XIV was revamped during the First Empire. Boating, fishing with cormorants, and firework displays were regular activities at the carp lake.
Area : 4 800m2