Symbol of the splendor of the French monarchy, the Palace of Versailles is known worldwide. Pushing magnificence to its climax, the domain organizes like each summer a series of shows called Musical Fountains show and Musical Gardens. Despite the centuries going by, what was once the home of the Sun King never ceases to shine. The sumptuous décor of the palace is only matched by the beautiful gardens. During summer, these ones gain beauty when they are lulled by French baroque music. Following the rhythm of the melodies that livened up the evenings of Versailles, you could discover an extraordinary treasure imagined by Andre Le Nôtre.
Conquer the gardens of Versailles
This summer, you will be able to explore the preserved parts of the garden, open on some Tuesdays, and enjoy the groves while listening to music! During the Musical Fountains show, you will witness a breathtaking show, highlighting the fountains and their spray that will dance and waltz at the rhythm of the different melodies of the show.
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An evening worthy of the Sun King
At dawn, a French ball will take place in the famous Hall of Mirrors. Dancers and musicians will bring baroque back to life in front of you during the Royal Serenade. Then, you will admire the Fountains Night Show, a fairy aquatic show. The evening will end with a firework. You can’t miss it for the world!
Photo credit : Thierry Nava
Musical Fountains Show
Every Saturday and Sunday, from 29 March to 27 October, 2013, Every Tuesday from 21 may to 25 June, 2013. Other dates: August 15, 2013.
Weekend: Water displays from 11 to 12pm and from 3:30 to 5pm (Neptune Fountain from 5:20 to 5:30pm, Mirror Fountain every 10 minutes from 10am to 6:30pm). Tuesday: water displays from11 to 12pm and from 2:30 to 4pm
Passport ticket: 25€ (including the Musical Fountains, a visit to the Palace, the Grand Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s estate).
Musical Fountains Show Ticket: 8,5€
Reduced rate: 6,5€. Group rate: 7€.
Every Tuesday from July 2 to October 29, 2013.
Musical display from 10am to 6:30 pm.
Passport ticket: 25€ (including the Musical Gardens, a visit to the Palace, the Grand Trianon and Marie-Antoinette estate).
Musical Gardens ticket: 7,5€
Reduced rate: 6,5€. Group ticket: 7€
The Royal Serenade at the Hall of Mirrors
Every Saturday from July 20 to September 14, 2013. Other dates: July 12 and July 6, 2013.
Departure time: 6:40 pm, 7 pm, 7 :20 pm, 7:40 pm, 8 pm and 8:15 pm
Ticket: Royal Serenade: 17€
Reduced rate: 10€. Group rate: 15€.
Ticket for the Royal Serenade + Fountains Night Show: 39€
Reduced rate: 28€. Group rate: 33€.
Fountains Night Show
Every Saturday from July 20 to September 14, 2013. Other date: July 12.
Water display from 9 pm to 11 pm. Beginning of the firework around 11 :05 pm.
Reduced rate: 19€. Group rate: 19€.
Palace of Versailles
T.: +33 (0)1 30 83 78 00
Subway: Versailles – Château – Rive-Gauche (RER C)