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On summer nights, see the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) transformed into a spectacle of baroque music and fireworks during a magnificent Fountains Show. Use your admission ticket to explore illuminated groves in the UNESCO-listed gardens where grand fountain displays harken back to the reign of Louis XIV. If you’d like, start your evening inside Versailles Palace’s State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors for a 40-minute dance performance called Serenades Royales (if upgrade selected).

Highlights

  • Admission to Versailles Gardens Night Fountains Show
  • Experience a unique symphony of lights, colors, water, classical music and fireworks
  • Use a complimentary map to explore the World Heritage–listed Versailles Gardens
  • Enjoy baroque music by Reinhard Goebel and his orchestra, the Musica Antiqua Köln
  • Upgrade to start the evening with a baroque dance performance inside the Palace of Versailles

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Fountains Night Show and Fireworks with Optional Royal Serenade Dance Show

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Serenades Royales

During the summer months, the Gardens of Versailles become even more special when the gates open for the spectacular Night Fountain Show. When the sun sets, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed gardens transform into a land of astonishing sights and sounds. The fountains are lit by lights and pyrotechnics that are synchronized with classical music from a Baroque-style orchestra.

After redeeming your ticket voucher at the entrance of the Gardens of Versailles, you’ll be directed through the beautiful gardens to the best area to watch the show. Discover and explore a world of colorfully illuminated groves and dancing fountains throughout the gardens, which are taken over by thousands of lights and incredible installations.

For approximately 15 minutes at the end of your evening in the gardens, the Tapis Vert, a long grass carpet, is lit up by a fireworks display. This is accompanied by the French Baroque music of German conductor and violinist Reinhard Goebel and his orchestra, the Musica Antiqua Köln.When the fireworks display has ended, you will be guided back to the entrance of the Gardens of Versailles.

Upgrade: Fountain Night Show + Serenade:
To complete your evening, arrive early and head inside the Palace of Versailles to see a Baroque dance show. Baroque musicians and dancers – all wearing traditional, period costumes – guide you on a musical journey through the State Apartments in the Palace. Admire the fabulous Hall of Mirrors while watching typical Baroque dances such as the Sarabande, Menuet and Chacrone from a group of musicians and dancers from La Compagnie de Danse de l'Eventail.

Customer Reviews

Clara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

lilacs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Spectacular
Loved every second of it
Thoroughly recommended

Kimberley J B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing. Versailles like you have never seen it before.

steven h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A most wonderful evening! If you have the time at the right time of year please attend this. It was wonderful seeing the palace and gardens illuminated at night with the fountains on. The Royal Serenade is great but, even better is the fact that you get to see the hall of mirrors with far fewer people than while visiting during the day. You won't be disappointed with this show

Christopher A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Truly amazing. Had a lovely magical night here.

Adam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

You should definitely get the optional Royal Serenade. The entertainment they provide is great and afterwards you will get a chance to take pictures of the palace with little to no crowd around. The summer fountains night show and the fireworks were a great way to end a day at Versailles. Highly recommended!

Emily S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Def recommned going to this it's an amazing evening! Not a tour tho this is just advance tickets, think we saved a bit of time not having to queue in the normal lines.

Anna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Don't miss this opportunity to see the Versailles gardens as they were meant to be seen. We spent 3 hours wandering around splendid lit up magical fountains that played jets of water to baroque music, little grottos with mist dry ice and glorious fireworks at the end. It was a wonderful end to our two day trip to Versailles with teenage kids, they loved the show.

Luxmi G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The gardens are breathtaking, every time I turned around there was something else to see, the fireworks were fantastic , the sculptures were classical and beautiful the new art of Anish Kapoor fitted in seamlessly. It is something to see and I would go again. I had my advanced ticket and could go straight through to the gardens without queuing.

Molly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was an amazing evening. Even with the large crowd, the grounds were easy to get around. The only big bottleneck is getting into and out of the gardens. The fountain shows and fireworks were beautiful and the weather was perfect.

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