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.
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)
Skipped the line as expected. Just beware to check fountain show times before traveling out there as it is occasional not all day
Great day with Mabel
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.
This tour was amazing!
The Musical Fountains Show was great!
We walked past massive queues to go straight in, well worth it. Enjoyable day out boating and leisurely lunch.
Really lovely day!
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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