From 2 April to 29 October 2019, 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. 

Fountains show offer in one look

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 6 april to 27 October 2019
On Tuesdays from 21 May to 25 June 2019
On some additional dates (Friday 19 April, Wednesday 8 May, Thursday 30 May, Thursday 15 August)

WARNING: The entrance to the Gardens is included with the Passport (1 or 2 days) and free for children from 0 to 5 years old.

If you benefit a free admission to the Palace and the Trianon Estate, the reduced rate of the Passport with timed entry (10 euros) allows people aged 6 to 17 years old outside the European Union and people aged 6 to 25 who are residents of the European Union (upon presentation of the exemption of entrance fees during access control) to benefit from priority access to the Palace (according to the schedule). It also includes access to the Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens.

To only access the Gardens, you also have the possibility to buy tickets for the Fountains Shows  and the Musical Gardens, online or on site, at the entrance of the Gardens: from the Palace by the Princes’ Courtyard or from the Park by the Queen Gate.

Passport with timed entry

Timetable of the Musical Fountains shows

Groves open from 9 am to 7 pm
Musical displays from 10 am to 7 pm
Weekends and public holidays :

  • Water display from 11 am to 12 am, and from 3.30 pm to 5 pm
  • Mirror Pool: water display every 10 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10 am to 5 pm, and then from 5.45 pm to 7 pm
  • The finale of the show at the Neptune Fountain takes place from 5.20 pm to 5.30 pm

Tuesdays and Friday April 19th 2019 :

  • Water display from 11 am to 12 am, and then from 2.30 pm to 4 pm
  • Mirror Pool: water display every 10 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm

 

The Musical gardens

Enjoy a musical walk during summer: a moment of discovery, in the heart of the French gardens, to discover the groves which are exceptionally open to the public (no water displays of fountains).

On Tuesdays from 2 April to 14 May and from 2 July to 29 October 2019
On Fridays from 5 April to 25 October 2019 (except 19 April for the musical fountains show)

WARNING: The entrance to the Gardens is included with the Passport (1 or 2 days) and free for children from 0 to 5 years old.
If you benefit a free admission to the Palace and the Trianon Estate, the reduced rate of the Passport with timed entry (10 euros) allows people aged 6 to 17 years old outside the European Union and people aged 6 to 25 who are residents of the European Union (upon presentation of the exemption of entrance fees during access control) to benefit from priority access to the Palace (according to the schedule). It also includes access to the Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens.

To only access the Gardens, you also have the possibility to buy tickets for the Fountains Shows  and the Musical Gardens, online or on site, at the entrance of the Gardens: from the Palace by the Princes’ Courtyard or from the Park by the Queen Gate.

Passport with timed entry

Timetable for the Musical Gardens
  • Groves open from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Musical displays from 10 am to 7 pm

Fridays 5th and 12th of July 2019: closing at 5.30 pm

  • Mirror Fountain: water display every 10 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Water Theater Grove: water display from 10 am to 7 pm
  • The Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm

 

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 15 June to 21 September 2019
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 15 June to 21 September 2019
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).
They close at 8.30pm in high season (1 April to 31 October) with exceptional closing times to prepare the Fountains Night shows and special other dates:

  • For the Musical Fountains Shows, the Gardens close and are evacuated at 5.30pm saturdays from 6 April to 27 October 2019
  • For the Musical Gardens, the Gardens close and are evacuated at 5.30pm Fridays 5 and 12 July 2019.

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