Shows at the Palace of Versailles

Fireworks displays, fountains...: the Palace of Versailles has something exciting for visitors all summer long.

The summer programme at the Versailles Estate is packed with great events! Festive entertainment, music and exceptional evening events are happening all summer, and right up until end of October 2022. Visitors can attend the ‘Musical Fountains Show’, the ‘Fountains Night Show’... , discover the ‘Versailles Festival’ or take part in a Masked Ball … All the details on not-to-be-missed festivities!

Les Grandes Eaux musicales (Musical Fountains Show)

Every Saturday and Sunday from 2 April to 30 October 2022 (except 1 May) and some public holidays (Thursday 26 May 2022 and Thursday 14 July 2022)

Bassin de Latone Chateau de Versailles © Thomas Garnier

The Musical Fountains Show invites visitors to stroll through the gardens of Versailles that the Sun King was so fond of.  An invigorating walk past ornamental ponds and fountains, which for a few hours regain all the past glory and splendour  of the court of Louis XIV, thanks to the expertise of water-fountain engineers. Waterfalls, jets and sprays of water spring forth in a crystal clear aquatic dance to the sound of music by Lully.

  • Opening of the groves: from 9am to 7pm
  • Music from 10am to 7pm
  • Water effects (week-end public holidays) 11am to noon and from 3.30pm to 5pm. Tuesdays from 9 to 23 June 2020: 11am to noon and from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Water effects at the Mirror Fountain from 10am to 7pm
  • Water display in the Water Theatre Grove: every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm
  • Bassin de Neptune Fountain Show every 15 minutes from 10am to 5pm, then from 5.45pm to 6.45pm, on weekends and public holidays. Every 15 minutes from 10am to 6.45pm on Tuesdays from 9 to 23 June.
  • Final - Bassin de Neptune Fountain Show from 5.20pm to 5.30pm.

Online rate: €9,5. Online reduced rate: €8. Free for children aged under 6.

More info on the Musical Fountains Show

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Tuesdays of Grandes Eaux Musicales (Musical Fountains Show)

Every Tuesday from 3 May to 28 June 2022 and some public holidays (Friday 15 April 2022 and Monday 15 August 2022)

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales à Versailles © JCN'Diaye

The Tuesdays of Grandes Eaux Musicales offer the opportunity to discover the French-style gardens of the park of Versailles designed by André Le Nôtre. Groves, ponds, the great perspective... watered to the sound of baroque music.

Morning water effects :

  • Grand perspective: 10.30am to noon
  • Groves and basins on the south side: 10.30am to 11.30am

Afternoon water display :

  • Grand perspective: 2pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 4.15pm, 4.45pm to 5pm.
  • Groves and ponds on the north side: 2.30pm to 3.15pm and 4pm to 4.45 pm.

Automatic water efects of the fountains all day: 

  • Neptune Basin: 10am to 6.45pm
  • Mirror Basin: 10am to 7pm
  • Bosquet du Théâtre d'Eau : 10am to 7pm

Online rate: €9,5. Online reduced rate: €8. Free for children aged under 6.

Buy your passport for Versailles including the Tuesdays of Grandes Eaux Musicales

Buy your ticket for the Tuesdays of Grandes Eaux Musicales

The Musical Gardens

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 29 April 2022 (except Friday 15 April 2022) and from 1 September to Friday 28 October 2022
Every Thursday and Friday from 5 May to 30 June 2022 (except Thursday 26 May 2022)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 July to 31 August 2022 (except Thursday 14 July)
Some public holidays: Easter Monday 18 April 2022 and Whit Monday 6 June 2022

L'Orangerie du domaine de Versailles

The Musical Gardens event invites visitors to discover preserved areas of the Versailles Estate, with its French-style formal garden designed by the landscape architect André Le Nôtre. A chance to discover groves and other features: sculpture, architecture, fountains … on a musical promenade.

  • Opening of the groves: from 9am to 7pm
  • Music from 10am to 7pm
  • Water effects at the Mirror Fountain every 10 minutes, from 10am to 7pm
  • Water display in the Water Theatre Grove: every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm
  • Bassin de Neptune Fountain Show: every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm

Early closing of the gardens at 5.30pm on 5, 12 July and 29 October

Online rate: €8,5. Online reduce rate: €7,5. Free for children aged under 6.

Buy your passport for Versailles including the Musical Gardens

Buy your ticket for the the Musical Gardens

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes (Fountains Night Show)

Every Saturday from 11 June 2022 to 17 September 2022, Thursday 14 July 2022, Monday 15 August 2022 and Saturday 24 September 2022

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes du château de Versailles

At dusk, the Fountains Night Show unveils the charm of the gardens of Versailles … Lighting and stage effects artists and a group of fireworks experts,  the ‘Groupe F’,  create a stunning ephemeral itinerary of visual, sound and aquatic installations with a fireworks finale under the starry sky of the Versailles Estate, to the sound of baroque music.

  • Opening, music and water show of the Grand Perspective: from 8.30pm to 11.05pm.
  • Fireworks finale in front of the Grand Canal: from 10.50 to 11.05pm

Online rate: €29. Online VIP ticket €49.

Online reduced rate: €25. Free for children aged under 6

More info on the Fountains Night Show

Royal serenade in the Hall of Mirrors

Every Saturday from 11 June to 17 September 2022, Thursday 14 July and Monday 15 August

Sérénade royale - Château de Versailles © Stéphane Bellocq

Just before The Fountains Night Show or after the Musical Fountains Show, dancers from the company L’Eventail and musicians from Les Folies Françoises invite visitors to accompany them from the Royal Apartments to the famous Hall of Mirrors. A circuit punctuated with theatre sketches portraying the customs and habits of the court in the 17th century.

  • Performances lasting 40 minutes: at 6.30pm, 6.50pm, 7.10pm, 7.30pm and 8pm

Rate: €28. Reduced rate: €25. Free for children aged under 6.

Serenade + Grandes Eaux Nocturnes: €47 (online rate). Reduced rate: €40. Free for children aged under 6.

Serenade + Grandes Eaux Musicales: €32. Reduced rate: €28. Free for children aged under 6.

Special nights

Thursday 14 July 2022, Monday 15 August 2022 and Saturday 24 September 2022

Spectacle Marie-Antoinette au Domaine de Versailles

In 2022, the gardens of the Château de Versailles will host three exceptional night-time events. On 24 September 2022, for example, electronic music will enliven the gardens of the Château de Versailles for an original musical stroll to the sounds of Justice, Kittin b2b busy P et l’Impératrice. The evening will be punctuated by the watering of the fountains and a fireworks display.

  • Bastille day
  • Thursday 14 July 2022
  • Gardens of the Château de Versailles from 8.30pm to 11.05pm
  • Nocturnes de feu
  • Monday 15 August 2022
  • Gardens of the Château de Versailles from 8.30pm to 11.05pm
  • Rate : €32
  • Nocturnes Electro
  • Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Gardens of the Château de Versailles from 8.30pm to 11.05pm
  • Rate : €32

Costumes evenings

From 23 May to 18 June 2022

Costumes de cour - Grand bal masqué Versailles 2017 © DR

What could be more exciting than becoming a character of the Ancien Régime for a night? On May 23rd, 2022, the Palace of Versailles organizes its Fête Galante in the Hall of Mirrors, an entertaining evening of demonstrations, vintage dance classes, a ball, firework display, with everyone dressed up in period costume. For the most enthusiastic, a grand masked ball takes place on 18 June 2022, from 11.30pm to dawn!

  • Fête Galante
  • Evening in costumes
  • Monday 23 May 2022
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • The Grand Masked Ball of Versailles (10th anniversary)
  • Masked and costumed ball
  • Next edition : Saturday 18 June 2022
  • Orangery of the Château de Versailles

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