The Fountains Shows 

Practical Information

The Musical Fountains Shows, Musical Gardens and Fountains Night Shows take place in the gardens of the Palace.

All the dates

Accessible with :

- Passeport ticket : to discover all the Versailles Estate

- The Fountains Shows, Musical Gradens and Fountains Night Shows ticket


More information

In 1666, Louis XIV laid down the precise itinerary to be followed when visiting Le Nôtre’s gardens. The Fountain Show follows a path that is closely in line with the itinerary defined by the Sun King.

To symbolise his renown, Louis XIV identified himself with the God of Light, Apollo, and became the Sun King. This allegory can be seen everywhere in André Le Nôtre’s gardens. The fourteen groves laid out on either side of the perspective are delightful theatres where people could listen to the works of Lully and Molière. The splendour of the fountains during the water shows and the brilliant marriage between sculpture and nature add to the magic of the site.

Every summer, Musical Fountains Shows, Musical Gardens and Fountains Night Shows bring this classified heritage back to life in the Palace Gardens.

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