From May 22nd to October 31st 2021, enjoy the Musical Gardens from Tuesday to Friday and the Musical Fountains Shows on Saturdays and Sundays in the Gardens and the groves open for the occasion. Every Saturday night from 12th June to 18th September, and on Wednesday 14th July, discover the gardens of Versailles in the evening with the Night Fountains Shows. 

Pratical information

  • The presentation of a health pass is not required to access in the Gardens 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.
  • 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 from 0 to 5 years old.
  • The Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens are open-air walking tours.
  • The Musical Fountains show or Muscial Gardens are scheduled every weekend from 22 May to 30 June and every day (except Monday) in July and August.
  • 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.
  • Fountains Shows in one look: a simplified presentation of the tickets allowing access to the Musical Fountains Show, the Musical Gardens, the Royal Serenades or the Fountains Night Show is available for downloading. 

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  • The Garden 2021 subscription card gives you access to all the sessions of the Musical Fountains shows and the Musical Gardens, until October 31st 2021.

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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.

In case of high temperatures, the programming of the Fountains Show can be modified. 

Dates

Every Saturday and Sunday from 22nd May to 31st October as well as Wednesday 14th July 2021.

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 applies on the days of Fountains Shows or Musical Gardens (€20 on other days).

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 between 0 and 5 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.

27 €

Buy
  • The Musical Fountains Show ticket: at the price of €9.50 for the full rate and €8 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

Timetable of the Musical Fountains show

Groves open from 9 am to 7 pm*

Musical displays from 10 am to 7 pm*

Watering detailed below

*Closing and evacuation of the Gardens at 5.30 p.m. every Saturday during the Night Fountains Shows: from June 12th to September 25th 2021, as well as on Sunday August 15th ("Nocturnes de Feu") and Sunday October 31st 2021.

Water displays of the Musical Fountains Show

  • The fountains are flooded all day long:

- The Neptune Fountain: from 10am to 5pm then from 5.45pm 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 10 am to 7 pm*.

  • Launching in the morning:

- The Great Perspective (the Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain): from 10.30 am to 10.45 am and from 11 am to 12 pm

- 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 10.30 am to 11.30 am

  • Launching in the afternoon:

- The Great Perspective (the Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain): 20 minutes at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and 10 minutes at 5pm

- All the groves and the basins of the Garden: 30 minutes at 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm

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

Dates

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Thursday July 1st to Tuesday August 31st 2021 - (except Wednesday July 14th, day of the Musical Fountains Shows).

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from September 2nd to October 29th 2021 and on Monday May 24th 2021.

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 applies on the days of Musical Fountains Shows or Musical Gardens (€20 on other days).

    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.

      27 €

      Buy
      • The Musical Gardens ticket : €8,50 for the full price and €7.50 for those benefiting from the reduced rate (pre-sale rates only).
        To access the Gardens only, book a Musical Gardens ticket. The Musical Gardens ticket: €8.50

      Book a Musical Gardens ticket

      Timetable for the Musical Gardens

      Groves open from 9am to 7pm

      Musical displays from 10am to 7pm

      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: 7 minutes every 10 minutes

      - The Water Theatre grove from 10am to 7pm

      the night fountains 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.

      Dates

      Every Saturday evening from June 12th to September 18th 2021 and on Wednesday July 14th , from 8.30pm to 11.05pm.

      The ticket 

      • The Night Fountains Show ticket: at the price of €28 for the full price and €24 for those benefiting from the reduced price (pre-sale prices only). Children between 0 and 5 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 12th to September 25th 2021.

      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 10.45pm the Great Perspective, Latona's Fountain and the Apollo's Fountain,

      - from 8.35pm to 10.40pm the grove of the Ballroom, the Orangery garden, the Latona's Fountain and the Water garden,

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

      - 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

      © Thierry Nava Groupe F

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

      Sunday August 15th 2021, 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, until the final fireworks, with music by Yuksek, Clara 3000, Myd, Arnaud Rebotini, Gaspard Augé (Justice), Ed Banger (symphonic).

      Saturday September 25th 2021, from 8.30pm to 11.05pm

      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 12th to September 18th, as well as Wednesday July 14th and Sunday August 15th 2021.
      5 sessions (of 40 minutes each) are offered each evening at 6.30pm, 6.50pm, 7.10pm, 7.30pm and 7.50pm. 

      Choose your ticket: the Royal Serenade ticket or for  the Royal Serenade + Night Fountains Show ticket

      • The Serenade Royal: at the price of €26 for the full price and €23 for those benefiting from the reduced price (pre-sale prices only).
        Children between 0 and 5 years old are free.

      Book a Royal Serenade ticket

      • The Night Fountains Show + Serenade Royal ticket: at a price of €45 for the full price and €38 for those benefiting from the reduced rate (pre-sale rates only). 
        Children between 0 and 5 years old are free. 

      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 (1st November to 31st March).
      They close at 8.30pm in high season (1st April to 31st October) 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 12th to September 18th , as well as on Sunday August 15th ("Nocturnes de Feu") and September 25th ("Nocturnes-Electro"), on Wednesday July 14th , and on October 31st 2021 

      Access to the gardens via the Princes’ Court (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 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. A ticket is valid for one entry, but a second entry is possible if it is made through a different gate than the one used for the first entry.

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

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