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The Water Theater grove was designed by landscaper Louis Benech and artist Jean-Michel Othoniel and was inaugurated in 2015.
© Thomas Garnier

The Musical Fountains Show

As you stroll through the palace gardens, listen to a fairy tale performance and watch the fountains come alive at various locations.

The gardens at the Palace of Versailles are not just about what you can see – but also what you can hear. At the Musical Fountains Show, you can discover and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the water features, synchronised to the tune of period music.

Apollo’s fountain features the god bursting from water in anticipation of his daily flight above the earth. – © Thomas Garnier
Apollo’s fountain features the god bursting from water in anticipation of his daily flight above the earth. – © Thomas Garnier

For 350 years the fountains have provided entertainment to guests of the palace and it’s no different today. The talent of the 17th century fountain engineers (and of their successors) has always made the Musical Fountains Show an unforgettable and fairy tale experience. The fountains play with multiple special effects, making marble and metal gods, humans, and animals seem to come to life for a few moments.

When the fountains are playing, a ballet comes alive to enchant each and all. Your royal stroll will unfold to the tunes of the greatest baroque composers from Lully to Charpentier or Rameau.

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The Musical Fountains Show

Hours

Dates

  • On Tuesdays from May 19th to June 23rd 2020
  • On Saturdays and Sundays from April 4th to November 1st 2020
  • On some additional datas: April 10th, May 8th and 21st, and July 14th 2020

Timetable

  • Grove open from 9.00 to 19.00
  • Musical displays from 10.00 to 19.00

Water displays
Weekends and public holidays:

  • Water display from 11:00 to noon and from 15:30 to 17:00.
  • Mirror Pool: water display every 10 minutes from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10.00 to 17.00, and from 17.45 to 18.45.
  • The finale at the Neptune from 17.20 to 17.30.

Tuesdays and Friday April 10th 2020:

  • Water display from 11:00 to noon and from 14:30 to 16:00.
  • Mirror Pool: water display every 10 minutes from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • Water Theater Grove: water display every 15 minutes from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • Neptune Fountain: water display every 15 minutes from 10.00 to 18.45.
Pricing

The Passport cost 27 euros and includes the admission to the whole Estate: the Palace (with audio guide), the estate of Trianon, the temporary exhibitions, the Gardens and the Park, the Musical Fountains Show and the Coach Gallery. Other tickets are available.