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 fairytale-like French gardens are impressive to behold. Your independent ticket to the Gardens of Versailles offers you a full day of sightseeing at the grand estate. Listen to the Baroque music, explore the secluded groves, watch the fountain show in the morning or afternoon (or both!) and stroll around the graceful gardens under the sun as you immerse yourself in rich French history.
- Explore the Gardens of Versailles independently
- Stroll through the 13 groves of these UNESCO World Heritage-listed gardens
- Watch the spectacular fountain shows (held at 11am and 3:30pm) and listen to the accompanying Baroque music
- Find your way around the gardens with a complimentary map
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Not only will you get to explore the incredible gardens of Versailles, but you will also get to see the spectacular musical fountain displays. See how the fountains dance in time to the music, with the gardens providing a beautiful backdrop.
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What You Can Expect
After redeeming your voucher at the entrance of the Gardens of Versailles, head off to explore this must-see Versailles attraction independently and immerse yourself in France’s rich history. Located just west of the fantastic Palace of Versailles, the Gardens of Versailles cover 1,977 acres (800 hectares) of land, landscaped beautifully across 13 different groves. Take your time and explore the garden’s groves, where the flowers, labyrinths, sculptures and fountains will delight your senses.
Originally designed by the famous 17th-century French landscape architect, André Le Nôtre, the Gardens of Versailles have remained quintessentially French in style. Since his original creation, thousands more trees, flowers and shrubs have been planted amid ornate statues and, of course, the incredible Versailles fountains.
Your independent Gardens of Versailles ticket includes a Versailles musical fountain show (Grandes Eaux Musicales), which takes place in the morning (11am-12pm) and afternoon (3:30pm-5pm) on Saturdays, Sundays and selected Tuesdays throughout the summer. During the show, a multitude of jets spray water up to 27 feet (8 meters) in the air in sequence with the Baroque music of Jean-Baptiste Lully, a French composer who served the court of Louis XIV. The display finishes at the Bassin de Neptune, often considered the palace’s finest fountain.
Please note: On Saturdays from June 21 - September 13, the gardens will close at 6pm (last entry at 5:20pm)
It's absolutely beautiful, well worth time and ticket price--the favorite part of Versailles for our 2 children (12 and 14). Waited 2 hrs on Easter to see interior and it was dangerously crowded. Impossible to really see rooms so in a do-over I'd skip interior and focus on fountains and out buildings
Excellent tour and guide was fabulous! Time was given to rest at lunch and enjoy the afternoon as the French do!