The Musical Gardens

From 31 March to 31 October 2017

Enjoy the largest open air sculpture museum in the world to the sound of baroque music (Lully, Rameau, Charpentier, Leclair, Campra…) at the heart of Château de Versailles classic French style gardens.


At a turn of a flower bed, around the corner from perfectly pruned boxwood or in a grove exceptionally open to the public for the Musical Gardens, you'll encounter statues of Apollo, Proserpina, the Marmosets and other sometimes hidden treasures. You can also admire the topiaries shaped by hand by the artist gardeners of Château de Versailles, using techniques passed on from generation to generation.

The high point of your visit will be the recently inaugurated Water Theatre Grove offering the exquisite performance of its sculpture fountains playing and the Mirror Pool its water show using the most modern techniques to the sound of Lully and Charpentier.


Report about the Gardens of Versailles and Trianon



The Bassin des Enfants Dorés – the Golden Children Fountain – has regained its past splendour. Discover this fountain with its waters and jets playing again during the new season of the Musical Fountains Show.

This year a new soundtrack will accompany the Musical Fountains Show. Extracts from works selected in the Versailles-Alpha collection, conducted by the greatest baroque music specialists will accompany your visit. The 2017 Musical Fountains Show Record is available from



Paying access from 9am to 7pm

The Gardens close and are evacuated at 5.30pm 31 March, 30 June, 7 July and 31 October 2017.


Groves open from 9am to 7pm

Musical displays from 10am to 7pm


> Mirror Fountain : water display every 10 minutes from 10am to 7pm

> Water Theater Grove : water display every 15 minutes from 10am to 7pm

Family, Outdoors