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Spend your day at the World Heritage–listed Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) and independently explore this 17th-century enchanting landscape at your own pace. Use your admission ticket to stroll among 13 secluded groves in the impressive fairy tale French gardens. Don’t miss the musical Fountains Show, a magnificent display offered twice daily to baroque music. Make use of a complimentary map to navigate this graceful wonder.

Highlights

  • Gardens of Versailles and Fountains Show admission ticket
  • Stroll through the 13 groves of these UNESCO-listed gardens
  • Watch the fountain spectacle accompanied by 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

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Fountains Show

See the Bassin de Neptune fountain synchronized to classical music

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, and takes place in the morning (11am-12pm) and afternoon (2:30pm-4 :30pm) 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 5:30pm (last entry at 5:20pm)

Customer Reviews

Jessica R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Skipped the line as expected. Just beware to check fountain show times before traveling out there as it is occasional not all day

john F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day with Mabel

Marlene K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wow!!! Loved it. What a great day in the gardens. All the fountains were spectacular but the Mirror one was the best. Would do it again.

lucy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Chonglun F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The Musical Fountains Show was great!

Clara V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very beautiful!

lyn b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We walked past massive queues to go straight in, well worth it. Enjoyable day out boating and leisurely lunch.

BDAULL12

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful experience!

Emily S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really lovely day!

susan.kulla

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tickets allowed us to bypass the line and wander the gardens. We spent a lovely hot afternoon exploring . Probably would have been better if we had some guide to explain the various statues and gardens.

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