Enjoy the largest open air sculpture museum in the world to the sound of baroque music (Lully, Rameau, Charpentier, Leclair, Campra…) at the heart of Château de Versailles classic French style gardens.
At a turn of a flower bed, around the corner from perfectly pruned boxwood or in a grove exceptionally open to the public for the Musical Gardens, you'll encounter statues of Apollo, Proserpina, the Marmosets and other sometimes hidden treasures. You can also admire the topiaries shaped by hand by the artist gardeners of Château de Versailles, using techniques passed on from generation to generation.
The high point of your visit will be the Water Theatre Grove offering the exquisite performance of its sculpture fountains playing and the Mirror Pool its water show using the most modern techniques to the sound of Lully and Charpentier.
Le bosquet des Bains d'Apollon © Christian Milet
Le parterre de l'Orangerie © Christian Milet
Le bosquet de la Reine © Christophe Fouin
Le bosquet de la Colonnade © J.M Manaï
La bassin des Enfants Dorés © Thomas Garnier
Gardens of the Château de VersaillesMore info
Gardens of the Château de Versailles - Access map
Paying access from 9am to 7pm.
The Gardens close and are evacuated at 6pm 27 March, and 5.30pm 29 June, 6 July and 30 October 2018.
Groves open from 9am to 7pm.
Musical displays from 10am to 7pm.
Prepare your day
Mirror Fountain: water display every 10 minutes from 10am to 7pm.
The Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm.
Water Theater Grove: water display from 10am to 7pm.
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