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The Musical Gardens

From Friday April 1st to Friday October 28th 2022
From 9am to 7pm


As the seasons go by, to the rhythm of baroque music (Lully, Handel, Charpentier, Campra, Cavalli...), stroll through the remarkable French gardens of Château de Versailles!
At the turn of a flowerbed, in a grove exceptionally open to the public, you will come across a thousand statues, sometimes hidden masterpieces or topiaries (sculpted plants) hand carved by Château de Versailles’s gardeners.
The Bosquet du Théâtre d'Eau, the Bassin du Miroir and the Bassin de Neptune will surprise you throughout the day with magnificent compositions of water jets and cascades, using modern techniques.

The Musical Gardens, the must-see visit of the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles !

Around the corner of a flowerbed, of neatly trimmed boxwoods or in a grove exceptionally open to the public for the Musical Gardens, you will come across statues of Apollo, Proserpine, the Marmosets and other, sometimes hidden, masterpieces. Also admire the topiaries cut by hand by the Château de Versailles art gardeners, using a know-how handed down from generation to generation.


The Water Theatre Grove will offer you its most beautiful fountain sculptures playing, and the Mirror Pool a show of water displays, using modern techniques, set to the music of Handel and Blamont, as the high points of your walk. Neptune's Basin, the largest pool in the gardens of Château de Versailles, is graced every quarter of an hour with magnificent compositions of water jets, for a baroque and virtuoso choreography of sprays and waterfalls.


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9€ to 10€
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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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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.



Practical information

From April 1st to October 28th.

  • Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from April 1st to 29th (but on Good Friday April 15th, Musical Fountains Shows).
  • Every Thursday and Friday from May 5th to June 30th (but on May 26th, Musical Fountains Shows).
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 1st to August 31 (but on Thursday July 14th, Musical Fountains Shows).
  • Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from Seprember 1st to October 28th. 
  • And some public holidays : April 18th and June 6th.

From 9am to 7pm except on September 16th, closing at 5.30pm

Modern automatic fountains are on all day:

- Neptune Basin from 10am to 6.45pm: 5mn every 15mn 
- Bassin du Miroir from 10am to 7pm: 7mn every 10mn
- Bosquet du Théâtre d'Eau from 10am to 7pm

Download the access map: 

→ Les Jardins Musicaux 

To make your visit easier, download or print the visit maps of the Musical Gardens:
→ The Musical Gardens

- The Musical Gardens take place regardless of the weather conditions.
- A wandering tour, no seating.
- It is a one ticket entry (entrance by Princes gates or Little Venise or Ménagerie or Neptune gate) but a second entry by a different gate is allowed. 

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