This is a magical experience. To see the fountains play is to enjoy one of the wonders of the world. I would recommend any visitor to make this the centre of their trip to Versailles. Sensational!
Skipped the line as expected. Just beware to check fountain show times before traveling out there as it is occasional not all day
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.
We walked past massive queues to go straight in, well worth it. Enjoyable day out boating and leisurely lunch.
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.
The gardens and fountains at Versailles were fabulous! The palace was amazing!
It's absolutely beautiful, well worth time and ticket price--the favorite part of Versailles for our 2 children (12 and 14). Waited 2 hrs on Easter to see interior and it was dangerously crowded. Impossible to really see rooms so in a do-over I'd skip interior and focus on fountains and out buildings
Excellent tour and guide was fabulous! Time was given to rest at lunch and enjoy the afternoon as the French do!
LOVED THE GARDENS!!! Definitely a must do! Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Worth every penny for this ticket!
The Garden Fountain Show was outstanding. We really enjoyed it. Picking up the tickets with the voucher went without a problem. I would recommend anyone use the Viator option.
Skip-the-queue comes in handy. The show is lovely and the atmosphere is great.
This was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris with my children. The bikes were well maintained, easy to ride, included a basket and picking them up from the station was easy. Our tour guide Beth was wonderful and was with us for the complete journey. She had a lovely accent, was engaging and made history fun! The stop at the market was enjoyable and made lunch that much more delicious. Beth lead us to the backwoods and gardens enjoying the bucolic countryside and her favorite "bit", the hamlet. It was a welcome reprieve from the crowds at the palace and the picnic at the end of the grand canal was picture perfect. I did experience a glitch. We paid a surcharge for the fountains online when we booked the bike tour because it was required to get in. However the ticket confirmation I printed for the fountains were not redeemable at the gate we were trying to enter. They wanted our entire group to trek back around to the front and wait in long lines so I ended up purchasing tickets twice. To make matters worse, the main fountain was under construction and has been for over a year and we only saw the musical fountain. I felt cheated but shrugged it off to enjoy a beautiful afternoon and I do highly recommend this tour outfit and activity. Just make sure to inquire about the fountains (they are not everyday) and get your fountain ticket at the gate!
This ticket was something of a bust with one of the main fountains under renovation. Okay, but not great.
I was glad I purchased my tickets in advance. I didn't have to wait in a long line and the Viator representative at the Versailles Gardens gave us VIP treatment and helped us get oriented to the gardens which we then toured on our own. The main advantage was bypassing the long line.
This is a really beautiful garden and with the fountains just spectacular.
But could I suggest that you avoid spring/summer on a weekend just before school holidays.
Lovely, take full advantage of the gardens by walking right down to the river and boats and take a picnic. Despite some notes on the voucher about using the side entrance, the instructions could be clearer, the entry on the far right of Versailles is the correct one which takes you straight to the gardens. There are multiple entry points and it could be better signposted. You can skip the cue of hundreds of people, just go to the large gates on the right. If you've seen lots of castles and villas, the gardens are a refreshing change and there plenty of space and far less crowded than Versailles castle.
Amazing place; too large to walk, best to rent golf cart for 30 euro for 1 hour.
Bring ganja to make it more surreal.
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