Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, jardin à la française lors de la soirée aux chandelles, feu d'artifice

The Best Sound & Light Shows of the Summer Season

Every summer, monuments in and around Paris – from the Invalides to the Château de Versailles – stage idyllic evenings, with fireworks and light displays worthy of the Sun King!
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Summer in Paris: a sense of dolce vita, bustling terraces, picnics by the Seine and warm, winding streets perfect for moonlight strolls. But there's more: the arrival of summer also marks the return of the unmissable, open-air sound and light shows. These annual displays highlight the most beautiful monuments of Paris Region in all their nocturnal glory.

Versailles in the moonlight

To relive the grandeur of Louis XIV's reign, make for the Gardens of Versailles any Saturday evening between June and September. Amidst the illuminated fountains and verdant groves, the Musical Fountains Night Show offers a majestic water ballet set to the music of Lully and Rameau. The evening is crowned by a magnificent fireworks display.

From 08/06/2024 to 21/09/2024
Feu d&%2523039;artifice dans les jardins du château de Versailles
The Night Fountains Show

Aura Invalides

Discover the interior of the Dôme des Invalides as you’ve never seen it before! Aura Invalides is a monumental immersive experience like no other, using the magic of light, music and video mapping to enhance the architecture and décor of one of the capital’s most beautiful monuments. A 50-minute artistic tour for all the family.

Until 31/12/2024
from22 €
Aura Invalides Show Ticket

A midsummer night's dream

Each summer, the sublime Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, just south of Paris, becomes even more beautiful during the Candlelit Evenings, which echo the sumptuous parties held by the original owner of the estate, Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV's finance minister. With Champagne and macaroons in hand, settle yourself comfortably in one of the chairs at the Songe de Vaux bar and admire the garden's alleyways flickering in the flames of a thousand candles, along with the superb fireworks display.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Summer stars in Meaux

From June through September, more than 500 volunteers, musicians, dancers and acrobats proudly celebrate the 1,000-year history of the picturesque town of Meaux, 50 km from Paris. The show, entitled “Folles Epoques“, takes place in the town centre, with as backdrop its sublime Roman cathedral. Set to music, the spectacle takes audiences on a whistle-stop tour through Meaux’s history, focusing on its great historic figures, including the theologian Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, and the essayist and poet Charles Péguy.

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