|Engraving of the colonnade|
The centre is adorned with the marble statue "The Rape of Proserpine by Pluto" by Girardon - the circular platform is also of marble.
Louis XIV used the colonnade for outdoor concerts. As a tribute to this purpose the bas-reliefs are mainly of children playing musical instruments. Occasionally, the colonnade was used for smaller supper parties. Here the guests could eat their dinners to the soft sound of water streaming from the small basins between the columns.