Feu d'artifice dans les jardins du château de Versailles

The Night Fountains Show

Until 21/09/2024
Every Saturday evening from June to September, the Night Fountains Show illuminates the magnificent French-style formal gardens of the Palace of Versailles. A magical two and a half hour stroll culminating in a spectacular fireworks display!

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On a mild summer evening, you can admire, as Louis XIV did in his time, the beauty of the gardens of Versailles, the groves that are open to the public for this special event, and pools bathed in water and light, to the sound of baroque music by Lully, Charpentier and Rameau.

An extraordinary evening in the gardens of the Sun King

From the Grande Perspective with its elegantly lit statues, topiary and pools, to the beautifully restored Latona Fountain, from the Ballroom Grove illuminated by thousands of candles to Apollo’s Bath Grove and its Grotto of Thetis, from the Grove of the Three Fountains with its rockeries and shells to the Water Theatre and its contemporary sculpture-fountains designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel… this walk is interspersed with surprises and wonders. Your steps will also take you to the Neptune Fountain, the largest fountain in the gardens, with its sculpted decoration glorifying the god of the sea.

To conclude this special evening, the Groupe F pyrotechnicians, true pyrotechnical magicians whose talent is recognised worldwide, take over the Grand Canal and the Grande Perspective to present a positively regal fireworks experience.

If you want to experience this special evening with full peace of mind, the Palace offers a priority ticket including dedicated parking, direct access to the garden via the Neptune Gate from 7.45 pm and a glass of champagne before the tour.

An intimate insight into the Sun King

The Marly machine located in Bougival, not far from the Palace of Versailles, was a huge device built to pump water from the Seine as a water supply for the gardens of the Château de Marly, where Louis XIV liked to escape in complete privacy, as well as for the grounds and fountains of Versailles. A real technological feat that the Domaine Royal de Marly museum brings to life through its collections.

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Places d'Armes
78000 Versailles

Days and opening hours

From 08/06 to 21/09/2024 Opening hours on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday between 8.30 pm and 11.05 pm. Every Saturday from 8 June to 21 September 2024 + Friday 14 July, Tuesday 15 August and Saturday 21 September 2024.


  • Full price: from 28 € (Single ticket: from 28 euros Prestige ticket: from 55 euros Royal ticket: from 110 euros), Reduced price: 8 €.
    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Price: from €27 to €110
    Single entry: €27 to €62 Prestige: 52€ - dedicated parking accessible via the Queen's Gate from 7pm. Direct access to the site via the Neptune Gate from 7.45pm. A complimentary glass of champagne to enjoy before your visit. Royal Ticket: 110€ - at sunset, discover the Hall of Mirrors and the King's and Queen's Apartments with dancers, musicians, baroque singers and actors during the Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors. You will then attend the majestic Grandes Eaux Nocturnes, before discovering the fireworks from the Carré Royal, an area specially reserved for you, with seats and a glass of champagne at the bottom of the Tapis Vert on the Bosquet de la Colonnade side from 10:50 pm to 11:05 pm.


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  • French
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Château de Versailles
Places d'Armes
78000 Versailles

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  • Nicolas Chavance