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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 274 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $34.40

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Fountains Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration:

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From USD $10.32

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

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

From USD $68.80

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $9.17

Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

3 star rating: Worth doing 35 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.47

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1172 Reviews

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $206.41

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 395 Reviews

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

From USD $79.12

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

4 star rating: Recommended 809 Reviews

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $81.42

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