Fountains Shows and musical gardens of Versailles 2019

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Published by Elodie D. · Published on 19 August 2019 at 15h40 · Updated on 19 August 2019 at 15h47
The Musical Fountain Shows and the Musical Gardens of the Palace of Versailles are coming back in the gardens fountains and pools for a new season. From April 2 to October 29, 2019, enjoy strolls around the estate thickets and fountains in a magical atmosphere worthy of Louis XIV.

For over 350 years, the Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been a magical place near Paris. Every summer, the 55 fountains scattered around the 850 acres of Versailles gardens provide incredible moments inherited from the Sun Century: the Fountains Shows and the Musical Gardens!

The Musical Fountains Shows

As an irrestistibel event for families and tourists in the Versailles estates in the afternoon, the Fountains Shows brighten up fountains in a royal atmosphere, and in the evening, the Night Fountains Shows offer a majestic show mixing fireworks and aquatic effects.

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Picture this, from the Grand Perspective to Neptune Fountain, without forgetting the Ballroom and its circular cascade, all the greatest pools brighten up in the summer, spreading out again all the pomp of the Versailles Estate. On sunny days, the Garden offers one of the most beautiful shows, thought up by Louis XIV and designed by the best Italian hydrant men, the Francine, in association with Le Nôtre!

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It’s quite impressive to this this water system designed in 1660, in order to support the Sun King’s power: in four years, the world’s most beautiful gardens were carried out thanks to the hardest works for the era. Digging the Grand Canal, building huge water tanks, setting up a wide network of closed piping covering 35 km, leading to 600 water displays!

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Water display time slots of the pools on weekends and public holidays:

  • Water display from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. then from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Water display of the Mirror Pool every ten minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Water Theater from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Neptune fountain every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. then from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Finale - Historical water display of the Neptune foutain from 5:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Water display time slots of the pools on Tuesdays and Fridays April 19, 2019

  • Water display from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. then from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Water display of the Mirror Pool every ten minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Water Theater from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Neptune fountain every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Musical Gardens

Another event is the Musical Gardens offering you the possibility to roam around the gardens at the pace of baroque music. At the corner of a flowerbed, perfectly straight box trees or in an exceptionally open grove on the occasion of the Musical Gardens, you will walk by statues representing Apollo, Proserpine, Marmousets and other masterpieces – sometimes hidden. Admire the topiaries hand-trimmed by the art gardeners of the Palace of Versailles, in line with a know-how passed down from generation to generation.

Like the climax of your stroll, the Water Theatre Grove recently inaugurated will offer you its most beautiful sculpture-fountains in action and the Mirror Pool, a water game show using modern technics.

Music display time slots:

  • Tuesdays from April 2 to May 14, 2019 then July 2 to October 29, 2019
  • Fridays from April 5 to October 25, 2019 (excluding April 19 day of the Fountains Show)
  • Fridays July 5 and 12 as well as Tuesday October 29, 2019: closing and evacuation of the gardens at 5:30 p.m.

And on Saturdays from June 15 to September 21, 2019, the Palace of Versailles provides a splendid show, the Night Fountain Show with light artists and surprising installations, water effect and a giant firework let off in front of the Grand Canal.

Practical information

Opening Time
From 2 April 2019 to 29 October 2019

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    Location

    Place d'Armes
    78000 Versailles

    Prices
    Grandes Eaux Musicales: 8-9,50 €

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr

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