From 27 March to 30 October 2018, enjoy the Musical Fountains Shows and the Musical Gardens in the Gardens and the groves open for the occasion. During summer, every Saturday night discover the Gardens of Versailles differently with the Fountains Night shows. 

The musical fountains show

Set out to explore the fountains and groves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of music. Several circuits are available to enable you to enjoy the numerous masterpieces of the Gardens or lead you to their most secret spots.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 31 March to 28 October 2018, on Tuesdays from 22 May to 26 June 2018 as well as on some additional dates (Friday 30 March, Tuesday 8 May, Thursday 10 May, Wednesday 15 August).

The entrance to the Gardens is included with the Passport (1 or 2 days) and free for children under 6.

NB: if you benefit from a free admission to the Palace, you only need to buy a ticket for the Musical Fountains Show (online or at the entrance of the Gardens).

Timetable of the Musical Fountains shows
  • Groves open from 9am to 7pm (ending at 6pm on 30 March and 31 March, and at 5.30pm on 16, 23, 30 June, 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 7, 14, 21, 28 July, 1, 8, 15 September and 28 October)
  • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm (ending at 6pm on 30 March and 31 March, 16, 23, 30 June, 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 7, 14, 21, 28 July, 1, 8, 15 September and 28 October)
  • Water displays

Weekends and public holiday: from 11am to 12am, and from 2.30pm to 5pm

Mirror Fountain: water display every 10 minutes from 10am to 7pm

Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm

Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 5pm

Tuesdays and friday 30 March: from 11am to 12am, and from 2.30pm to 4pm

Mirror Fountain: water display every 10 minutes from 10am to 7pm

Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm

Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 6.45pm

The Musical gardens

To enjoy the Gardens in fine weather, the groves and other preserved areas of the Gardens are accessible on certain Tuesdays from April to October for a musical promenade: a chance to discover some of the finest features or the French-style formal gardens designed by André Le Nôtre.

Tuesdays from 27 March to 15 May (except Tuesday 1 May and Tuesday 8 May) and from 3 July to 30 October 2018, as well as Fridays from 6 April to 26 October 2018.

The entrance to the Gardens is included with the Passport (1 or 2 days) and free for children under 6.

NB: if you benefit from a free admission to the Palace, you only need to buy a ticket for the Musical Fountains Show (online or at the entrance of the Gardens).

Timetable for the Musical Gardens
  • Groves open from 9am to 7pm (ending at 6pm on 27 March, 30 October, and at 5.30pm on 29 June and 6 July)
  • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm (ending at 6pm on 27 March, 30 October, and at 5.30pm on 29 June and 6 July)
  • Mirror Fountain: water display every 10 minutes from 10am to 7pm
  • Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm
  • Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 6.45pm

the fountains Night show

When night falls, the Gardens are transformed to offer a stunning visual and musical treat as fountains and groves come alive with colourful and dramatic lighting effects. This year once more, lighting and stage-effects artists will light up the gardens and display their surprising installations to the strollers: water features in the Mirror Fountain, lasers streaking across the dark in the Colonnade Grove and the fireworks display in front of the Grand Canal by the Groupe F to conclude the evening’s entertainment.

Every Saturday from 16 June to 15 September 2018 from 8.30pm to 10.40pm and fireworks from 10.50pm to 11.05pm (water displays from 8.30pm to 10.45pm)

Buy a Fountains Night Show ticket

The royal Serenade

After the Musical Fountains Shows or before the Fountains Night Shows, the musicians and dancers of the Compagnie Baroque await you to join in a French-style ball in the sumptuous setting of the Hall of Mirrors.

Every Saturday from 16 June to 15 September 2018 (departures at 6.30pm, 6.50pm, 7.10pm, 7.30pm and 7.50pm).

Buy a Royal Serenade ticket

Opening times of the Gardens

The Gardens are open every day and all year from 8.00am.
They close at 6pm in low season (1 November to 31 March)
or at 8.30pm in high season (1 April to 31 October) with exceptional closing times to prepare the Fountains Night show and special other dates:

  • For the Musical Fountains Shows, the Gardens close and are evacuated at 6pm on 30 and 31 March, and at 5.30pm on 16, 23, 30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 1, 8, 15 september and 28 October 2018 .
  • For the Musical Gardens, the Gardens close and are evacuated at  6pm on 27 March, 30 October, and at 5.30pm on 29 June ans 6 July 2018.