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The Musical Gardens

From April 3rd to October 30th 2020
Paying access from 9 am to 7 pm

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Please note: Reservations are not necessary, you can buy your ticket in advance or on the spot. More information below in the block "Prepare your day".

Presentation

Every Tuesday from April 7th to May 12th 2020 and then from June 30th to October 27th 2020 (except Tuesday July 14th 2020, day of Musical Fountains Show). 
Every Friday from April 3rd to October 30th 2020 (except Fridays April 10th and May 8th, days of Musical Fountains Show).

Enjoy the largest open air sculpture museum in the world to the sound of baroque music (Lully, Rameau, Charpentier, 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 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.

FOUNTAINS PLAY FOR YOU!

The Mirror Pool offers you its water show using the most modern techniques to the sound of Handel and Blamont. The sculpture-fountains animate the Water Theater grove, inaugurated in 2015. The high point of your visit will be the Neptune Fountain, the largest fountain of the gardens of Château de Versailles, display every fifteen minutes for a wonderful water show.

Photo gallery

The Musical Gardens - The Colonnade Grove © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Musical Gardens - The Orangery Parterre © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Musical Gardens - The Latona Fountain © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Musical Gardens - The Grande Perspective © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Musical Gardens - The Mirror Pool

The Musical Gardens - The Enceladus Grove © Virginie Marty

The Musical Gardens - The North Parterre © EPV / Christian Milet

The Musical Gardens - The Water Theatre Grove © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Musical Gardens - The Palace of Versailles © EPV / Christian Milet

The Musical Gardens - The Enceladus Grove © EPV / Christian Milet

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Prices

Entrée Simple

7,50€ to 8,50€
Web Tarif Plein
8,50€
Web Tarif Réduit
7,50€

/!\ Rate available on presale by phone or on the website.
On the spot, at the entrance of the gardens, ticket for the Musical Gardens is 10€ (full rate) / 9€ (reduced rate).

The starting time (9 am) is the opening of the tickets desks and the groves. Your ticket is valid from 9 am until the closing of the groves.

GROUP RATE (7,25€) for 30+ tickets. Order by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 74 44 and at the group cash desk at the entrance of the gardens.
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REDUCED RATE for 6-17 years old, students (upon presentation of the student card with your ticket during ticket checking), invalidity card + 1 guide for invalidity card.

FREE for children 0-5 years old, Château de Versailles Spectacles loyalty card holders, 1 year in Versailles card (solo or duo) holders, and Friends of the Palace of Versailles card holders.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

Practical information

Paying access from 9 am to 7 pm.

Every Tuesday from April 7th to May 12th 2020 and then from June 30th to October 27th 2020 (except Tuesday July 14th 2020, day of Musical Fountains Show). 
Every Friday from April 3rd to October 30th 2020 (except Fridays April 10th and May 8th, days of Musical Fountains Show).

Fridays 3rd & 10th of July, Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th of October 2020: closing at 5.30 pm.

  • Groves open from 9 am to 7 pm.
  • Musical displays from 10 am to 7 pm.

Mirror Fountain: water display every 10 minutes from 10 am to 7 pm.
Water Theater Grove: water display from 10 am to 7 pm.
The Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10 am to 6.45 pm.

These schedules may vary depending on external events.

/!\ Two entries are authorised in the day, through different accesses exclusively.

Prepare your day

COVID 19 USEFUL INFORMATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES

  • The wearing of a face mask in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles is recommended.
    Hand sanitiser is available at each entrance. On site, we kindly ask you to respect the health security measures and the distancing rules.
  • We recommend that you buy your ticket in advance on our website to avoid queues at the ticket office and benefit from special rates. If you buy your ticket on the spot at the entrance to the gardens, payment exclusively by credit card or holiday voucher (no cash or cheques).
  • Access to the gardens via the Princes’ Court (access via the Court of Honour of Château de Versailles / Tickets on site), the Neptune Gate (access via the Queen’s Gate, Boulevard de la Reine / Tickets on site at weekends only) or the Little Venice Gate (access via the Grand Parc / Tickets on site). The Dragon Gate is closed.

  • Tickets for cancelled sessions of the Musical Gardens due to the Covid-19 pandemic remain valid from June 30, 2020, until the end of the 2020 season. Go directly to the entrance of the gardens, on the day of your choice, with your old ticket. The barcode will be scanned and serve as proof.

Download the access map:
The Musical Gardens

Download the visit map:
The Musical Gardens


Discover the audioguide of the Palace, an interactive geolocated map of the Estate of Versailles, practical information to prepare your visit and a tour dedicated to the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens by downloading the mobile application of the Château de Versailles for free.

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