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CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES, the Great Night Waters

Every Saturday evening in summer, the Royal Gardens of the Château de Versailles are decked out in a thousand lights, inviting you to take a trip back in time to the music of the Sun King. A magical walk to discover the fountains and a dazzling fireworks finale for young and old alike!
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General Informations

  • A wandering tour of the Royal Gardens of the Château de Versailles, no seats available.
  • The Grandes Eaux Nocturnes take place whatever the weather conditions.
  • Accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Free for children under 5
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All exits are final.
  • Parking on the Place d'Armes in front of the château for single tickets (free from 7pm)
  • Times: Starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11.05pm
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.


The Great Night Waters,

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes, the unique opportunity to stroll in the groves and fountains, usually closed to the public, put in water and light. Rediscover the greatest tunes of baroque music from Lully to Charpentier, from Gluck to Rameau. A unique and magical experience.

A walk of 2h30 sown with astonishment and surprises with the highlight of magnificent compositions of jets of water and waterfalls of light at the Neptune Basin, the largest basin of the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

To close this evening, the artificers of Group F, true magicians of pyrotechnics, meet you on the Great Perspective of the park to offer you a royal fireworks!

Ready to Explore the Great Night Waters at the Palace of Versailles?

A Magical Night at the Heart of History

The Grandes Eaux Nocturnes at the Palace of Versailles are not simply a show, but a total immersion in the magic and grandeur of history. Every Saturday summer evening, the gardens of the castle are transformed into an enchanted world where music, light and architecture combine to offer an unforgettable experience.

Magic of Illuminated Fountains
Imagine strolling at nightfall in the groves and fountains usually reserved for the eyes of the day. The atmosphere is imbued with mystery, every corner evoking the splendour of a bygone era. Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes offer you this unique opportunity to live an enchanted interlude.

A Magical Walk

For 2 hours and 30 minutes, let yourself be transported by compositions of jets of water and games of light to the Neptune Basin, the most imposing basin of the gardens of the castle. Under the stars, the baroque music of the Sun King accompanies your stroll, reviving the works of renowned composers such as Lully, Charpentier, Gluck and Rameau.

A Royal Fireworks Display

The evening closes in apotheosis with a grandiose fireworks show on the Grand Perspective of the park. Under the astonished eyes of the visitors, the sky blazes with a thousand colors, recalling the splendours of the court of Louis XIV. A magical moment to share with family or friends.

Baroque Costume

For a total immersion in the atmosphere of the time, participants can put on a baroque costume on Saturdays 8 and 15 June. An elegant way to blend into the decor and fully experience this extraordinary experience.

Practical Information

The Nocturnal Fountains Show takes place from 8 June to 21 September 2024, from 20:30 to 23:05, in the Royal Gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Minors must be accompanied by a person of full age and the route is by walking, without seating. Even in case of rain, the show is maintained.

Reserve Your Seat

To book your tickets and live this unforgettable experience, go to the official website of the Châteaux de Versailles Spectacles.

A Fairytale Walk through the Royal Gardens
Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes, a unique opportunity to discover the gardens of the Palace of Versailles from a new angle, bathed in lights and music. A sensory and historical experience that will delight history and culture enthusiasts.

Every Saturday Summer Evening

Every Saturday summer evening, the Royal Gardens of the Palace of Versailles become the scene of a visual and sound fairytale. A timeless getaway in the heart of one of the most prestigious historical sites in France.

An Unforgettable Evening

The Grandes Eaux Nocturnes at the Palace of Versailles promise an unforgettable evening, mixing history, art and magic. It is a true invitation to a journey back in time, where visitors are transported to the sumptuous era of the court of Louis XIV. Throughout the walk, illuminated fountains and baroque music create an enchanting atmosphere, while the final fireworks blaze the sky with a thousand colors. Whether you are a history lover, an art lover or simply looking for a magical experience, the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes are an appointment not to be missed.

A Unique Sensory Experience

During the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes, visitors have the opportunity to discover the gardens of the Palace of Versailles in a new light. The light of the fountains, the baroque music and the nocturnal atmosphere create a magical and enchanting atmosphere. It is a real sensory experience that awakens all the senses and transports participants into a magical universe.

Fun Moments with Family or Friends

Whether you come with family, friends or as a couple, the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes are the ideal opportunity to share moments of pleasure and discovery.


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