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Summer at Versailles: Musical Fountain Shows and Fireworks

By Viator, June 2017

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France's Palace of Versailles is a must-see at any time of year, but the palace especially comes alive in summer, when fireworks and musical fountain shows add to the magic. Here's what you need to know to experience these special summer events.

When to Go
The palace's summer garden events run from April to October. You can view the stunning fountain show on weekends between 10am and 7pm (plus some Tuesdays) and experience the Music in the Gardens program, which includes a musical promenade running through the formal French gardens, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

For an illuminated view, visit after dark and watch the special fountain night show and fireworks display, both of which run from mid–June to mid–September on Saturday evenings. Some tours also offer access to the Royal Serenade, a full period–costumed performance in Versailles’ famous Hall of Mirrors.

How to Go
Versailles is a quick day trip from Paris and one of the most popular. To see the summer shows and make the most of your time at the palace, choose a guided Versailles tour with fountain show tickets; skip-the-line palace tickets with included fountain show entry; or stand-alone royal garden tickets.

Things to Know
  • Most tours include roundtrip transportation from Paris.
  • The Versailles summer shows present a variety of stunning lights, colors, and water displays set to Baroque music, offering a unique Versailles experience that can only be had in summer.
  • Guided garden tours can be added to tours of the palace and state apartments—these options range from half-day to full-day experiences.

Tours & Tickets

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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

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Experience Versailles Gardens at night, when they are transformed by music and fountain displays. Guided by the sound of Baroque music, use your independent ...  Read more

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

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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

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Spend a day in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) and discover its 13 groves exceptionally opened during these shows while you listen to the ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

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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

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Step back in time from Paris to Queen Marie Antoinette’s reign and marvel at the opulent luxury of the Royal Courts on this 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided ...  Read more

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Enjoy an unforgettable Saturday evening with an immersive tour of Versailles at sunset, starting from a forty minute visit of the Grand Apartments in ...  Read more

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