Opening hours: every day from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm in high season (April to October) and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in low season (November to March).
In high season, the gardens and the covered area close at 5:30 pm on Fountains Night Shows and on certain other days.
Information: +33 (0)1 30 83 78 00
Round off your picnic with a visit to the different takeaway food services available on the estate including sorbet or orange juice stands, Angelina counters in the gardens or at the Petit Trianon, the takeaway options at La Flottille and in the La Girandole and Dauphin’s Groves, Parmentier baked potatoes, sandwiches from the Grand Café d’Orléans, or the Gourmandises de la Petite Venise stand!
Picnics are allowed in the park and notably on the Saint Anthony Plain, between the Palace and the Trianon palaces, where ball games are also permitted. You can also picnic by the Lake of the Swiss Guard, opposite the Orangery, outside the Estate and accessible from the city via Rue de l’Indépendance Américaine or from the park via the Sailors’ Gate.
Access to the gardens and this covered area is free of charge, except on Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens days, which primarily take place from late March to late October on most Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, see exact dates.