Versailles by Night
Written by Viator, July 2012
As frequent day trippers know, there's much more to do than take a tour of the famous rooms of the estate. The grounds at Versailles seem to stretch in every visible direction, and they're open to the public for picnicking, strolling, riding horses, cycling, and even rowing in the Grand Canal. But perhaps the best kept secret is that the real fun starts at Versailles after the sun goes down.
Versailles hosts a packed calendar of evening events all year long. There are special nighttime tours of the Palace that culminate in a classical concert in the normally-closed Royal Chapel. There are fireworks displays over the Grand Canal. There are light and music shows featuring the gardens' fountains. Holidays from Easter Week to Christmas to New Year's Eve all have fantastic nighttime events for the whole family.
Nighttime at the Palace also gives you a unique chance to enjoy France the way the French do. So when you're penciling in Versailles while planning your Paris trip, don't just put it down for the daytime. Check first to see what they've got going on at night, and let yourself have a once-in-a-lifetime experience that far too many visitors overlook.
Tours & Tickets
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.)
Feast your senses during a wonderful evening at the spectacular night fountain show and fireworks display in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles). On ... Read more
Enjoy an evening at the Grand Canal in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles). Listen to two of Handel's world-famous masterpieces, 'Water Music' and ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)