Bassin de Neptune Tours

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Versailles’ chateau gardens are vast, laid out in formal French style and famed for their geometrically aligned terraces, tree-lined paths and, notably, their ponds.

Of all the lovely fountain pools gracing the Versailles gardens, the Bassin de Neptune is the largest.

Designed by famed landscape artist Le Notre and laid out between 1661 and 1700, the fountain features three groups of statues, including Neptune and Amphitrite.

A new fountain installed by Louis XV in the 1730s was acclaimed for the force and variety of its jets water playing over the sculptural groups. In all, the fountain boasts 99 water effects and is fronted by the lovely Dragon Fountain

In summer, Bassin de Neptune is a focus for a display of choreographed fireworks, spectacularly reflected in the fountain’s expansive pool.

The Bassin de Neptune is 300 meters (984 feet) north of the palace.

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Address: Rue des Reservoirs, Versailles 78000, France
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Hours: Gardens open daily Apr - Oct; closed Mondays Nov - Mar
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Admission: Adults: € 15
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Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Get access to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles with this independent entrance ticket. Choose from six options to explore different areas of the Versailles estate, and marvel at the lavish palaces and grounds of what was the official residence of France’s kings during the 1700s. Witness the Palace’s Hall of Mirrors, admire the fountain-studded gardens, see the Trianons palaces; and visit Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, with her romanticized village. If you wish, choose a ticket that includes entrance to the Musical Fountains and Musical Gardens shows during summer.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Viator VIP: Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

Tour the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) in royal style with a small-group tour that includes a private visit to the Royal Quarters. These rooms are typically off-limits to the public, but with this exclusive VIP tour you'll see Louis XVI's private library and enter the palace through a reserved door to bypass the lines. Additionally, explore the famous Hall of Mirrors and two of the State Apartments when Versailles first opens, before it gets too crowded. Group size is limited to 16 and comes with priority entrance.
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace Entrance Ticket and Breakfast at Ore Restaurant

Versailles Palace is a must-see attraction in Versailles. Save time waiting in long lines, and make the most of your trip with priority access. Your Skip the Line ticket will give you special access to the Palace, the gardens, and the Trianons, via an independent entrance. You won’t have to worry about finding a place to eat, as a delicious breakfast at Ore Restaurant is included too.
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Skip-the-line Versailles Classic

Visit the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission, and avoid standing in the entrance queue before touring this royal chateau. On this 75-minute tour, follow a knowledgeable guide around the palace to see the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Then head outside independently to explore the expansive gardens at your leisure (note: an additional fee for the garden is required on days when the fountain show takes place).
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Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau and Gardens

Follow the fascinating story of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution with a 2-hour audio tour of the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the magnificent chateau, then spend as long as you like exploring the elegant rooms. See the famous Hall of Mirrors, the King's Grand Apartment and the Royal Chapel, then stroll around the beautiful French gardens.
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Half-day private visit of Versailles: Palace and Gardens

Spend half a day exploring the wonders of Versailles—and don’t worry about hopping on the train or getting there yourself. This private tour begins when you meet your guide directly in front of your Paris accommodation. Climb aboard a comfortable, private vehicle, and make your way towards the palace. Upon arrival, skip-the-line entry means you’ll head right inside. Tour the castle’s splendid interior, including the State Apartments, venture into its sprawling gardens, and learn more about the people who once called it home.
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Pass

Avoid the crowds and explore the Palace of Versailles at your own pace with skip-the-line entry to the awe-inspiring French château, including an intelligent audio pen. Walk in the footsteps of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette as you explore the opulent interiors, walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors and stroll around the beautiful French Gardens. Finally, pay a visit to Marie Antoinette’s Estate and enjoy the dazzling musical gardens or fountains show (depending on the day).
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Versailles Full Day Private Guided Tour wih Hotel Pickup

Private Versailles 8 hour tour with a licensed driver guide. Get picked up at your hotel, ride to Versailles in a luxury minivan, skip the line, avoid audio-guides and be dropped off somewhere in Paris or direct to your hotel after your visit.
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Skip the Line Versailles Palace Entrance Ticket and Breakfast at Restaurant ORE

For a twist on the typical Versailles tour, book this experience that starts with breakfast at Ore, an Alain Ducasse restaurant at the palace. After your meal, explore the palace at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and audio guide.
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour from Versailles

Witness the opulence of one of Europe's most magnificent royal residences on a guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Skip the long lines with priority entrance, and explore the decadent salons and chambers where kings and queens of France once held court. Stroll through the expansive, World Heritage gardens, and add a regal flair to your visit with an optional fountain or music show on certain days.
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Skip the Line Versailles Food & Palace Bike Tour

Skip the lines with prepaid admission to Versailles. Begin by exploring the scenic town on a bike tour, sample crêpes and wine, stop at a farmer’s market, and enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the canal. Ride through the palace gardens and listen to scandalous stories about the royal family. Bypass the line and enter the Château to tour its ornate state rooms, bedrooms, and Hall of Mirrors.
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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Make the most of your visit to the incomparable Versailles Palace and Gardens with a full-day tour. Stroll through the Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles) with your guide, who helps bring the history of the UNESCO-listed site to life and offers insights into Marie Antoinette's Estate. Tour the opulent Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles). Visitors on Sunday can take advantage of the weekly spectacular fountain show in the gardens.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Skip-the-Line Versailles: Public and Private Apartments

Versailles is one of the most visited sites in the world—with the crowds to match. Bypass the long entrance waits and save time to savor the opulent furnishings during this exclusive, skip-the-line guided tour. Priority access guarantees direct admission, and pre-booked admission tickets include entrance to both palace and gardens. Explore the private apartments of the legendary kings and queens of France with VIP entry.
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Equestrian show La Voie de l'écuyer

The Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles is home to the National Equestrian Academy, an equestrian ballet company founded by Bartabas. ‘La Voie de l’Écuyer’ is the company’s flagship show, an artistic horsemanship performance including ridden carrousels, horseback fencing and long-reining displays set to classical music. Tickets include entrance to the show and a visit to the Great Stables.
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Skip the Line Versailles Palace Ticket with an Audio Guide

Versailles is one of the world’s most popular historical attractions, and travelers can spend as much time waiting in line as touring the royal palace. Bypass the hours-long wait with exclusive skip-the-line admission tickets, and get direct access to the legendary residence. Tours include personal audioguide headsets, so you can explore the site at your own pace. Upgrade to include private round-trip pickup from your hotel in Paris.
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Versailles Gardens Segway Tour

Explore the enormous Versailles Park with ease on a 1- or 2-hour Segway tour. Glide along the Grand Canal to see the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, Queen's Hamlet and more. Take in magnificent views of the Palace of Versailles. Listen to stories about the UNESCO-listed site from your guide and cover a large swath of ground easily with a fun Segway ride. During the 3-hour tour, extend your reach to see some of the city of Versailles, too. Group size is limited to 14, ensuring more personalized attention from your guide.
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Versailles Audio-Guided Tour with Priority Pass

Visit Château de Versailles with convenient round-trip transportation from Paris on this 9-hour tour. You'll explore the palace independently with a provided audio guide to see its lavish interior, state apartments, and famous features such as the Hall of Mirrors. Outside, stroll through the expansive gardens, and check out the village of Versailles.
  • Duration: 9 hours 27 minutes
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Electric Bike Rental in Versailles

The UNESCO-listed palace, magnificent gardens, and vast parklands of Versailles provide a memorable backdrop for a cycling tour. With this electric bike rental, explore Versailles at your own pace on a self-guided tour, devise your own itinerary, and avoid the crowds as you bike along the Grand Canal, pass the Petit and Grand Trianon, and see the Neptune Fountain.
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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

Spend a half-day exploring the unforgettable attractions of Versailles, the extraordinary gardens and opulent palace that are both on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the historic buildings and monuments of King Louis XIV's 17th-century residence, imagining the ornately-decorated Baroque rooms as a private home for the royal family and the nobility they entertained. Enjoy it all without waiting in the long queues, thanks to this skip-the-line admission ticket.
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Skip the Line: Palace of Versailles Tour with Night Fountain Show

Elevate the magic of a visit to the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) by seeing the illuminated gardens at night during a half-day tour with a musical fountain show. Walk past the queues with skip-the-line access, learn about important moments in French history, and soak in the brilliance of the UNESCO-listed palace and its enormous Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles).
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Skip-the-line Versailles Palace and Gardens tour from Versailles

Versailles, once home to French kings, is among the world’s largest and most opulent palaces. On this small-group tour, see the ever-popular landmark without the hassle. Upon meeting your guide, you’ll head straight inside with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the Hall of Mirrors, State Apartments, Versailles' gardens, and other highlights, and learn more from your guide’s commentary (headsets are provided so you can hear every word). This flexible tour gives you the chance to pick from different departure times, and opt to dine in the elegant, on-site restaurant.
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour for Families

Long lines and historical commentary can often dull the imagination of young travelers. Tailored to accommodate tourists travelling with children, this 3-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles ensures young visitors stay engaged throughout their tour of the UNESCO-listed landmark. Don’t waste time in notoriously long lines, simply present your skip-the-line entrance tickets and head straight inside to explore opulent rooms and vast gardens with your guide. Fascinating stories and exclusively designed materials spark the imagination of children, ensuring fun for all of the family.
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Private Guided Tour of Versailles (Half Day)

Swap Paris for Versailles on this action-packed regal day tour. You’ll save time planning how to get to Versailles by having a hotel pickup and drop-off included. Once you get to the Palace and the Gardens of Versailles, you’ll bypass long visitor lines as entrance fees are included. Your guide will enhance your experience by taking you to Palace highlights such as the Hall of Mirrors, and teaching you about French royalty.
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace and Gardens Small-Group Tour from Paris

Versailles is one of the most visited castles in the world, so it’s no surprise that it can get crowded! This small-group tour ensures a personalized experience, with skip-the-line entrance and an entertaining guided tour of the Palace and Gardens, including the Hall of Mirrors, the Great Apartment, and the Musical Fountains.
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