From 31 March to 31 October 2017, 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 1 April to 29 October 2017, on Tuesdays from 23 May to 27 June 2017 as well as on some additional dates (Friday 14 April 2017, Thursday 25 May 2017, Friday 14 July 2017, Tuesday 15 August 2017).

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 (except on days when the Gardens close at 5:30PM)
  • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm
  • Water displays from 11am to noon and from 3:30pm to 5pm, tuesdays from 11am to noon 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
  • The Neptune Fountain : Water display at 5:20PM (except on Tuesdays)

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 4 April to 16 May and from 4 July to 31 October 2017, as well as Fridays from 31 March to 27 October 2017.

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
  • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm (17:30 on 31 March, 30 June, 7 July and 31 October 2017)
  • Mirror Fountain : water display every 10 minutes from 10am to 7pm
  • Water Theater Grove : water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm

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 17 June to 16 September 2017 from 8:30 pm to 11:05 pm (musical displays from 8:30 pm to 10:45 pm and fireworks from 10:50 pm to 11:05 pm).

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 17 June to 16 September 2017 (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 8:00 am.
They close at 6pm in low season (1st November to 31st March)
or at 8:30pm in high season (1st April to 31st 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 5.30pm on Saturdays from 17 June to 16 September, and on 29 October as well as 6.30 pm on 25 June 2017.
  • For the Musical Gardens, the Gardens close and are evacuated at 5.30 pm on 30 June, 7 July and 31 October 2017.