Bassin de Neptune
Versailles’ chateau gardens are vast, laid out in formal French style and famed for their geometrically aligned terraces, tree-lined paths and, notably, their ponds.
Of all the lovely fountain pools gracing the Versailles gardens, the Bassin de Neptune is the largest.
Designed by famed landscape artist Le Notre and laid out between 1661 and 1700, the fountain features three groups of statues, including Neptune and Amphitrite.
A new fountain installed by Louis XV in the 1730s was acclaimed for the force and variety of its jets water playing over the sculptural groups. In all, the fountain boasts 99 water effects and is fronted by the lovely Dragon Fountain
In summer, Bassin de Neptune is a focus for a display of choreographed fireworks, spectacularly reflected in the fountain’s expansive pool.
Tours & Tickets
Step back in time and learn all about the historic town of Versailles on this fascinating walking tour. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you anecdotes and ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Spend your day at the enchanting Gardens of Versailles and enjoy the must-see Versailles fountain shows. Noted in the UNESCO World Heritage list, these ... Read more
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and see a spectacular night fountain show on this half-day tour. Your ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Visit the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles, and then take a walking tour of the incredible Court of Scents (Cour des Senteurs) – it’s a unique tour ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Spend a day in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) and discover its 13 groves while you listen to the accompanying sounds of classical music. This ... Read more