From 29 March to 31 October 2024 Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens

From 29 March to 31 October 2024, enjoy the Musical Gardens and the Great Musical Waters in the gardens and groves opened for the occasion. 

Pratical information

  • 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 Musical Gardens from Tuesday to Friday and the Night Fountains Show every Saturday nights, as well as the evenings of Friday June 28, Sunday July 14 and Thursday August 15.
  • 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 1-year in Versailles SOLO (€65) and DUO (€98) cards give you access to all Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens sessions.

The 1-year in Versailles pass 

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.

Dates

  • Every Saturday and Sunday from March 30 to October 27, 2024.
  • Every Tuesday from May 7 to June 25 2024.
  • Friday March 29, Easter Monday April 1, Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9, Whit Monday May 20, and Thursday August 15.

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 high season price : €32

The reduced rate (under 18, under 26 EU residents...) : €10

The reduced rate of the Passport with timed entry allows the beneficiaries of the free admission to enjoy priority access to the Palace, the Trianon Estate and to the Gardens on the days of the Musical Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens.

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 members of the Friends of the Palace of Versailles. 

Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles.

24 €

Buy

32 €

Buy

Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles.
24 €
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Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and the gardens). Book online and enter to the Palace in the half hour following the chosen time.

It includes :

To make the most of the Estate of Versailles, the Gardens are open from 8am, the Estate of Trianon from 12pm, the Gallery of Coaches from 12.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased on site subject to availability.

Low season rate

24 € Buy

High season rate

32 € Buy

Ticket valid for one entry into the Gardens, through the Honour Courtyard of the Palace or the gates of Little Venice, the Menagerie, Neptune or the Dragon. Please note that a second entry is possible, but only through a different gate than the one used for the first entry.

  • 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 valid for one entry into the Gardens, through the Honour Courtyard of the Palace or the gates of Little Venice, the Menagerie, Neptune or the Dragon. Please note that a second entry is possible, but only through a different gate than the one used for the first entry.

Timetable of the Musical Fountains show

  • Groves open from 9am to 7pm*
  • 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 : from 10am to 5pm then from 5.45pm to 6.45pm*, 5 minutes every 15 minutes
    • on Tuesdays and some days (Friday March 29, Monday April 1, Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9, Monday May 20, Thursday August 15) : 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 :

Launching in the afternoon on weekends, Friday March 30 and Sunday October 27 :

  • 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 Gardens : from 2.30pm to 3.15pm and from 4pm to 4.45pm
  • Launching of the Neptune Fountain with a final of historical jets at 5.20

Launching in the afternoon on Tuesdays and some days (Friday March 29, Monday April 1, Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9, Monday May 20, Thursday August 15) :

 Attention

* Musical Foutains Show closes early at 5:30 p.m.

  • Every Saturday from June 8 to September 21
  • Additional early closing dates: March 29, 30 and 31, Saturday May 18, Friday June 28, Sunday July 14, Thursday August 15 and October 27.

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 April 2 to May 3, 2024 (except Wednesday, May 1).
  • Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from May 10 to June 28, 2024.
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 2 to October 31, 2024 (except Thursday August 15, when Musical Fountains Show takes place).

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 high season price : €32

    The reduced rate (under 18, under 26 EU residents...) : €10

    The reduced rate of the Passport with timed entry allows the beneficiaries of the free admission to enjoy priority access to the Palace, the Trianon Estate and to the Gardens on the days of the Musical Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens.

    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 members of the Friends of the Palace of Versailles. 

      Passport

      This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles.

      24 €

      Buy

      32 €

      Buy

      Passport

      This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles.
      24 €
      Read more
      Passport

      This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and the gardens). Book online and enter to the Palace in the half hour following the chosen time.

      It includes :

      To make the most of the Estate of Versailles, the Gardens are open from 8am, the Estate of Trianon from 12pm, the Gallery of Coaches from 12.30pm.

      Tickets can be purchased on site subject to availability.

      Low season rate

      24 € Buy

      High season rate

      32 € Buy

      Ticket valid for one entry into the Gardens, through the Honour Courtyard of the Palace or the gates of Little Venice, the Menagerie, Neptune or the Dragon. Please note that a second entry is possible, but only through a different gate than the one used for the first entry.

      • 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 valid for one entry into the Gardens, through the Honour Courtyard of the Palace or the gates of Little Venice, the Menagerie, Neptune or the Dragon. Please note that a second entry is possible, but only through a different gate than the one used for the first entry.

      Timetable for the Musical Gardens

      • Groves open from 9am to 7pm*
      • Musical displays from 10am to 7pm*
      • Watering detailed below

      Water display of the Musical Gardens

      The fountains are flooded all day long :

      the night fountains show

      The Night Fountains Show 

      © EPV / Thomas Garnier


      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 8 to September 21, 2024, from 8:30 to 11:05 p.m., and on 4 special evenings:

      The ticket 

      The Night Fountains Show ticket : at the price of €32 for the full price and €28 for those benefiting from the reduced price (pre-sale prices only).

      Children under 6 years old are free.

      Book a Night Fountains Show ticket 

       

      Timetable and watering of the Night Fountains Show display

      Throughout the evening, enjoy the watering of the Gardens* :

       Attention

      * The launch times for the fireworks on the evenings of June 28 (90th anniversary of the French Air Force) and September 21 (Electro Night Fountains Show) are specific to them.

      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.

      Thursday August 15 2024, 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, and closing fireworks with original electro music.

      Saturday September 21 2024, 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 8 to September 14, as well as Sunday July 14 and Thursday August 15 2024.
      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 €30 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 Royal Serenade 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 (29th, 30th and 31st March, 18th May, 27th, 29th, 30th and 31st October 2024).

      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 open daily from April 1st to October 31st.

      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.

       

       Drought

      In the event of drought, and depending on the level of water reserves, the Musical Fountains Shows programme may be slightly modified.

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

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