There is proof humans have been hunting for at least the last two million years. In the 18th century France Louis XV was so fond of hunting that he stopped on the way home from his coronation to chase stags in the Villars-Cotterets forest. Most of famous royal palaces all began as royal hunting grounds and subsequently evolved into something else, some parks became elaborate gardens while others turned into royal residences or public places. Yet the remains and stories of flamboyant royal hunts are still alive. Let’s travel back in time and explore some of them.