Until October 30th 2022, enjoy the Musical Gardens on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and the Great Musical Waters on Saturdays and Sundays, in the gardens and groves opened for the occasion. 

Pratical information

  • The presentation of a health pass is not required to access in the Gardens, even on the days of the Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens and on the evenings of the Night Fountains Show. 
  • We recommend that you buy your ticket in advance online to avoid queues at the ticket office and benefit from special rates.
  • During the summer period, the Musical Fountains show are scheduled every weekends, the Muscial Gardensand from Tuesday to Friday and the Fountains Night Show every Saturday nights, plus Thursday July 14th and Monday August 15th.
  • If you buy your ticket on the spot at the entrance to the gardens, payment exclusively by credit card or holiday voucher (no cash or cheques).
  • On days of Musical Fountains Shows or Musical Gardens, the entrance to the Gardens is free only for children under 6 years old.
  • The Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens are open-air walking tours.
  • You can consult all the opening times and access of the domain on this page.
  • Don't forget to download the Palace's app for free to find your way around the estate and access the audio guides of the gardens directly on your smartphone.
  • The Gardens 2022 subscription card gives you access to all the sessions of the Musical Fountains shows and the Musical Gardens, until October 30th 2022.

The Garden subscription card

The musical fountains show

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

Drought warning

Due to the drought, the programming of the fountains on high water days is modified.

Dates

  • Every Saturday and Sunday from April 2nd to October 30th (Sunday May 1st excepted).
  • Every Tuesday from May 3rd to June 28th 2022.
  • Friday April 15th, Monday April 18th, Ascension Thursday the May 26th, Thursday July 14th, Monday August 15th.

Choose your ticket : the Passport or the Musical Fountains Show ticket

It gives access to the whole of the Estate : the Palace with timed entry, the Gardens (including the days of the days of the Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens), the Trianon estate and the Park.

The full price : €27

The reduced rate : €10

The reduced rate of the Passport with timed entry allows the beneficiaries of the free admission to the Palace and the Trianon Estate to access the Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens and to benefit from a direct access to the Palace (according to the reserved time).

Free admission is granted to children under 6 years old and to holders of the Château de Versailles Spectacles card, the 1 year in Versailles card holders and the Friends of the Palace of Versailles card holders. 

Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles and guarantees access to the Palace within half an hour of the selected time.

21,50 €

Buy

28,50 €

Buy
  • The Musical Fountains Show ticket : at the price of €10.50 for the full rate and €9 for those benefiting from the reduced rate (pre-sale rates only).
    To access to the Gardens only, book a Musical Fountains Show ticket.

Book a Musical Fountains Show ticket

Ticket allows one entry through the Cour des Princes, or the Little Venice, the Menagerie and the Neptune gates, and a second one by another gate.

Timetable of the Musical Fountains show

  • Groves open from 9am to 7pm* - The Queen’s Grove, newly restored, is exceptionally open on the days of the Musical Fountains show.
  • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm*
  • Watering detailed below

Water displays of the Musical Fountains Show

  • The fountains are flooded all day long :

- The Neptune Fountain:

    - on weekends and some public holidays : from 10am to 5pm then from 5.45pm to 6.45pm*, 5 minutes every 15 minutes

    - on Tuesdays and some public holidays : from 10am to 6.45pm*, 5 minutes every 15 minutes

- The Mirror pool: from 10am to 7pm*, 7 minutes every 10 minutes

- The Water Theatre grove: continuously from 10am to 7pm*

  • Launching in the morning :

- The Great Perspective (the Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain) : from 11am to 12pm

- The groves and the basins of the Garden : groves of the Ballroom, the Colonnade, the Girandole as well as the basins of Bacchus and Saturn from 10.30am to 11am

  • Launching in the afternoon on weekends and some public holidays :

- The Great Perspective (the Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain) : from 2pm to 2.30pm, from 3pm to 4.15pm and from 4.45pm to 5pm

- All the groves and the basins of the Garden : from 2.30pm to 3pm  and from 4.15pm to 4.45pm

- Launching of the Neptune Fountain with a final of historical jets at 5.20 to 5.25 pm

  • Launching in the afternoon on Tuesdays and some public holidays :

- The Great Perspective (the Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain) : from 2pm to 2.30pm, from 3pm to 4.15pm and from 4.45pm to 5pm

- The groves and the basins of the Garden : groves of the Triumphal Arch, the Three Fountains, the Apollo's Baths, the Dauphin and the Enceladus as well as the basins of the alley of the Marmosets, the Dragon Fountain, the basins of the Syrenes, the Pyramid, Ceres, and Flora, and the Golden Children's Pool : from 2.30pm to 3.15pm and from 4pm to 4.45pm

- Launching of the Neptune Fountain with a final of historical jets at 5.20pm

 Attention

Closing and evacuation of the Gardens at 5.30p.m. every Saturday during the Night Fountains Shows : from June 11th to September 24th 2022, as well as on Saturday May 28th, Thursday July 14th, Monday August 15th, Friday September 16th and on Sunday October 30th 2022.

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).

Dates

  • Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from April 1st to 29th (except Friday April 15th day of the Musical Fountains Shows).
  • Every Thursday and Friday from May 5th to June 30th 2022 (except Thursday May 26th, day of the Musical Fountains Shows) and on Monday June 6th 2022.
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Friday July 1stto Wednesday August 31st 2022 (except Thursday July 14th, day of the Musical Fountains Shows).
  • Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from September 1st to October 28th 2022.

Choose your ticket : the Passport or the Musical Gardens ticket

    It gives access to the whole of the Estate: the Palace with timed entry, the Gardens (including the days of the Musical Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens), the Trianon estate and the Park.

    The full price : €27

    The reduced rate : €10

    The reduced rate of the Passport with timed entry allows the beneficiaries of the free admission to the Palace and the Trianon estate to access the Musical Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens and to benefit from a direct access to the Palace (according to the reserved time).

    Free admission is granted to children between 0 and 5 years old and to holders of the Château de Versailles Spectacles card, 1 year in Versailles card and Friends of the Palace of Versailles card holders.

      Passport

      This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles and guarantees access to the Palace within half an hour of the selected time.

      21,50 €

      Buy

      28,50 €

      Buy
      • The Musical Gardens ticket : €10 for the full price and €9 for those benefiting from the reduced rate.
        To access the Gardens only, book a Musical Gardens ticket.

      Book a Musical Gardens ticket

      Ticket allows one entry through the Cour des Princes, or the Little Venice, the Menagerie and the Neptune gates, and a second one by another gate.

      Timetable for the Musical Gardens

      • Groves open from 9am to 7pm* - The Queen’s Grove, newly restored, is exceptionally open on the days of the Musical Gardens.
      • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm*
      • Watering detailed below

      Water display of the Musical Gardens

      • The fountains are flooded all day long :

      - The Neptune Fountain from 10am to 6.45pm* : 5 minutes every 15 minutes

      - The Mirror pool from 10am to 7pm* : 8 minutes every 10 minutes

      - The Water Theatre grove from 10am to 7pm*

      the night fountains show

      The Night Fountains show

      © Nicolas Chavance


      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.

      Dates

      Every Saturday evening from June 11th to September 17th 2022, and on Thursday July 14th , from 8.30pm to 11.05pm, and on two exceptional nights, Monday August 15th (Fire Night Show) and Saturday September 24th (Electro Night Fountains Show).

      The ticket 

      The Night Fountains Show ticket : at the price of €31 for the full price and €27 for those benefiting from the reduced price (pre-sale prices only).

      Children under 6 years old are free.

      Book a Night Fountains Show ticket 

      Not sure when you're coming? Opt for the undated ticket, valid on all Saturdays of the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes from June 11th to September 24th 2022.

      Book a non-dated ticket

      Timetable and watering of the Night Fountains Show display

      Throughout the evening, enjoy the watering of the Gardens :

      - from 8.30pm to 10.48pm the Great Perspective, Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain

      - from 8.30pm to 10.40pm the groves of the Triumphal Arch, of the Ballroom, of the Water Theatre, of the Girandole, of the Dauphin, the basins of Four Seasons, the Mirror pool, and the Orangery garden

      - from 8.45pm to 10.40pm the groves and basins of the Colonnade, Enceladus, Domes and Obelisk)

      - from 20:45pm to 22:30pm the Neptune Fountain 5 minutes every 15 minutes

      - from 10.50pm to 11.05*pm the pyrotechnic finale at the Apollo's chariot fountain

      Exceptional nights 

      • Fire Night Show

      The Nocturnes de feu (Fire Night show) honours the royal fires, so dear to the history of Versailles ! It is in a magical atmosphere that you will immerse yourself in this luminous evening punctuated by a sublime firework display by the Groupe F collective.

      Monday August 15th 2022, from 8.30pm to 11.05pm

      Buy a Fire Night show ticket

      • The Electro Night Fountains Show

      Musical walk in the Gardens of the Château de Versailles, set in water and light, with a soundtrack by Cosmicat, Darius, François X, Louisahhh, Sebastian and Thomas Roussel and closing fireworks with original music by Gener8ion..

      Saturday September 24th 2022, from 8.30pm to 11.45pm

      Book a Electro Night Fountains Show ticket

      The royal Serenade

      After the Musical Fountains Shows or before the Night Fountains Shows, the musicians and dancers of the company "L'Éventail" and the "Les Folies Françoises" await you to attend a French-style ball under the gold of the Hall of Mirrors.

      Dates and timetable

      Every Saturday from June 11th to September 17th, as well as Thursday July 14th and Monday August 15th 2022.
      5 sessions (of 40 minutes each) are offered each evening at 6.30pm, 6.50pm, 7.10pm, 7.30pm and 8.00pm. 

      • The Serenade Royal : at the price of €29 for the full price and €26 for those benefiting from the reduced price (pre-sale prices only).

      Children under 6 years old are free.

      Book a Royal Serenade ticket

      • The Night Fountains Show + Serenade Royal ticket : at a price of €47 for the full price and €40 for those benefiting from the reduced rate (pre-sale rates only). 

      Book a Night Fountains Show + Serenade Royal ticket

      Opening times and acces to the Gardens

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

      • Exceptional closing and evacuation of the gardens at 5.30p.m. on Saturdays during the Night Fountains shows from June 11th to September 17th , as well as on Monday August 15th ("Nocturnes de Feu") and Saturday September 24th ("Nocturnes-Electro"), on Saturday May 28th, on Thursday July 14th, on Friday September 16th and on Sunday October 30th 2022. 

      Access to the gardens via the South Garden (access via the Court of Honour of Palace of Versailles / Tickets on site), the Neptune Gate (access via the Queen’s Gate, Boulevard de la Reine / Tickets on site at weekends and public holidays only) or the Little Venice Gate (access via the Grand Parc / Tickets on site).

      The Dragon Gate is closed.

      Available online, by phone at +33 1 30 83 78 89 or on site, at the entrance of the Gardens: from the Palace by the Princes’ Courtyard or from the Park by the Little Venice Gate. Ticket allows one entry through the Cour des Princes, or the Little Venice, the Menagerie and the Neptune gates, and a second one by another gate.

      Find all the schedules and accesses of the Domain on this page

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