Dating back to the 17th century, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous monuments of world heritage. The palace of Versailles stands out for its unique architecture and also for its gardens and park decorated with statues, fountains, water parterres and outstanding buildings such as the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, the Temple de l’Amour and the Hamlet of Queen Marie-Antoinette. The Palace of Versailles in Paris is one of the most visited attractions by French and tourists alike not only because of its history, but also for its show Les Grands Eaux nocturnes played during summer time.
It is a better way to discover the many masterpieces gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. As dusk falls in the gardens at the Château de Versailles, a stunning show unfolds before your eyes, in which the magnificent fountains of Versailles play a starring role. The many fountains around the chateau are lit up in a thousand colours. The astonishing play of water is accompanied by classical music and a spectacular firework display over the Neptune fountain during the grand finale. This show invites you to experience the gardens of Versailles in a truly unique way. Embark on a visual and musical journey: as you wander around and explore the groves and pools in the royal gardens you will come across several different areas, each with its own soundtrack and choreographed water display. The soundtrack includes pieces by Lully, Gluck and Rameau. The fountain show at Versailles dates back to 1666, to the time of Louis XIV. The construction of these powerful fountains was a major feat of engineering, symbolizing the Sun King’s power and ambition. Travel back in time and prepare to be blown away by this magical show in the gardens at Versailles.
The magical show of Les Grands Eaux Nocturnes is played every weekend until October 26th.