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  • Address: Place d'Armes
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 8:30pm Apr - Oct. Open 8am - 6pm and closed Mondays Nov - Mar
  • Admission: € 15 (includes palace tour)

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Versailles Chateau Gardens

The most acclaimed example of formal French garden design, Versailles’ vast chateau gardens are famed for their geometrically aligned terraces, tree-lined paths, ponds and canals. Spreading west of the palace, the Versailles Chateau Gardens cover 800 hectares (1,976 acres) in the style of garden landscape artist, Andre Le Notre.

One of the most special aspects of the gardens is the 50 fountains which act as focal points, enhancing the geometrical design. From late spring to early autumn, the fountains come to life as part of the annual Grandes Eaux water spectacles. Garden highlights include the horses and chariot of the Apollo Fountain, the Grand Canal stretching off to the horizon, and the detailed parterres of the Orangerie.

Wherever you stroll, you’re bound to come across a grove, colonnade, fountain or sculpture that will surprise, delight and take your breath away.

Practical Info

The Versailles Chateau Gardens are bordered by woodland and the town of Versailles, 21 kilometers (13 miles) southwest of Paris.

If your feet are getting tired, hire a golf cart to get around.

Tours & Tickets

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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 163 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.74

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Fountains Show

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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

Location: Versailles, France
Duration:

Varies

From USD $12.30

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Fountains Night Show and Fireworks with Optional Royal Serenade Dance Show

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Experience Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) at night, when they are transformed by music and fountain displays. These grand performances are ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.79

Skip the Line: Palace of Versailles Tour with Night Fountain Show

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

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

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.15

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 909 Reviews

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $244.57

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Gardens

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

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $10.93

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

4 star rating: Recommended 609 Reviews

Throughout the tour your guide-interpreter will bring back to life the history of the Palace of Versailles where, from 1682, Louis XIV officially settled his ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.28

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1064 Reviews

Take a tour of Versailles with a difference - by bicycle! It's the only way to see Versailles' expansive gardens plus you'll get to see highlights of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.14

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 452 Reviews

Your day begins with a visit to Monet's House in Giverny and its famous water lily gardens followed by a discovery of the Musée des ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $270.53
$300.59 Save $30.06

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 189 Reviews

Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles (the choice is yours)! Enjoy skip-the-line ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: From Paris: 4 hours - From Versailles: 3 hours

From USD $92.23
$102.47 Save $10.24

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