Fountains Shows of the Palace of Versailles 2021

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Published by Julie M., Caroline J. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 6 May 2021 at 16h10 · Published on 6 May 2021 at 14h17
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 May 22 to October 31, 2021, 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.

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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 see 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:

  • Thickets open and charged admission from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Music display from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display non stop 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Mirror Pool 7 minutes every ten minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Neptune fountain 5 minutes every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. then from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Morning water display:
    • The Grande Perspective: from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. then from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Thickets, and pools: water display of the Ballroom, Bacchus, and Saturn's Fountains, the Colonnade and Girandole Grove's Fountains from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon water display:
    • The Grande Perspective: 20 minutes at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. as well as 10 minutes at 5 p.m.
    • All groves and pools: 30 minutes at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Finale - Historic water display of the Neptune fountain from 5:20 p.m. to 5:30 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, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from July 1 to August 31, 2021 (excluding July 14)
  • Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from September 2 to October 29, 2021, as well as Pentecost Monday on May 24, 2021
  • Thickets open and charged admission from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Music display 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 Mirror Pool 7 minutes every ten minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water display of the Neptune fountain 5 minutes every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

And meet in the hall of mirror for the Sérénade Royale to enjoy this summer, on Saturdays, after the Fountains Show and before the Night Fountains Show.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 22 May 2021 to 31 October 2021

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    Location

    Place d'Armes
    78000 Versailles

    Prices
    Jardins Musicaux: €8.5
    Grandes Eaux Musicales: €9.5
    Billet Passeport: €27

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr

    More informations
    LES GRANDES EAUX MUSICALES : Tous les samedis et dimanches du 22 mai au 31 octobre ainsi que le mercredi 14 juillet 2021, jour de Fête Nationale).
    LES JARDINS MUSICAUX : Tous les mardis, mercredis, jeudis et vendredis du 1er juillet au 31 août 2021 - (sauf le mercredi 14 juillet, jour de Grandes Eaux Musicales)

    Le plein tarif : 27 € s'applique les jours de Grandes Eaux Musicales ou Jardins Musicaux (20 € les autres jours).
    Il donne accès à l'ensemble du Domaine : le Château, les Jardins les jours de Grandes Eaux Musicales ou de Jardins Musicaux, le domaine de Trianon, et au Parc.

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