Chteau De Versailles Gardens And ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +33-130837800
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Fountain
Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park - Review
800 hectares of classical French Gardens.They really do stand separately from the palace as an attraction in their own right – they’re one of the most beautiful examples of landscaping known to man and receive over 6 million visitors a year (as much as the Louvre). If the beautifully kept grass and the tens of thousands of flowers weren’t enough, the garden’s charm is further demonstrated by its spectacular musical fountains. In the night, the music is added to by a spectacular light show.
List of fountains to check:
- Neptune (99 spectacular water effects composition)
- Dragon (27 metre high water jet)
- Nymph’s Bath
Then there’s the Orangerie, a beautiful and symmetric citrus garden with 1055 trees, some of which are over 200 years old; the sculptures of America, the Seasons, the Sun Vase and the Rivers; walks like The Fountain Walk, The Green Carpet Royal Walk and the Water Walk; the mile long Grand Canal; and finally the enchanting groves: the Queen’s Grove, the Girandole Grove, the Ballroom, the King’s Garden, the Colonnade, the Domes and the Enceladus.
Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park Information
- Shows in the garden have their own costs.
- You can hire bikes and battery powered golf carts to get around the palace ground. Ask a staff member.
Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park Hours
The musical fountain shows (EUR 9 not including Passport) are held on:
- Saturdays and Sundays from 5 April to 26 October 2014.
- Tuesdays from 20 May to 24 June 2014.
- As well as on some additional dates (Friday 18 April, Thursday 8 May, Thursday 29 May and Friday 15 August 2014).
- At 11:00 am to 12:00 pm; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm ( 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays).
The Fountains Night Show (EUR 24) is held:
- In front of the Grand Canal.
- Every Saturday from 21 June to 13 September 2014.
- Water features from 9:05 to 10:55 pm.
- The fireworks display starts at around 11:00 pm.
Musical Garden Show (EUR 8 not counting Passport) is held:
- Tuesdays from 1 April to 13 May.
- Tuesdays from 1st July to 28 October.
- From 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.
How To reach Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park by Public Transport
- Nearby Public Transports: None Available; Get there on foot
Restaurants Near Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park
- Cafe at Garden Entrance
- La Flotille and La Petite Venise
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park
95% of people who visit Versailles include Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
85.8% of people start their Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park
82.35% of people prefer walking in order to reach Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park
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Chteau De Versailles Gardens And Park, Versailles Reviews
A must visit while in Paris for a few days. It's easy to get here with the RER - C trains. The garden also has golf carts for rentals which is great for the elderly and the disabled. Walk down the path to the canal and you can rent a row boat at 13EU per 30min. Suggest to buy your palace tickets in advance to avoid the 2 hour wait line. Enjoy.
The gardens are gigantic. There will be lots of walking, but if you like being outdoors and peacefully roaming well-maintained greenery, this is the place for you. The fountain shows are very nice and the statues are very intricate. I liked the gardens a lot more than the castle itself.
The palace itself is amazing and the well maintained gardens are absolutely spectacular. Can take the whole day if you wish to visit everything. So much history in this place, absolutely magnificent! It was the highlight of our visit to Paris. However, be patient and book your tickets online in order to avoid the lengthy queue. Also, be prepared for long walks if you want to enjoy the stunning gardens.
They're huge! And beautiful. 1 in 3 people visiting Versailles only visit the palace. But the gardens have a lot to offer a well. Plan your visit to include the gardens, the fountains and the Queen's Hamlet. They are worth half of your visit. You can rent a bike or a golf cart to help you visit the gardens. It's worth it.
The garden are enormous so wear comfortable shoes. It is really beautiful though especially in summer when the flowers are blooming. In summer you have to pay for the areas with the groves and fountains but its 9.50 which is not so much for what you get to experience. The ballroom grove is an original and is very cool to see. It's very common also to bring a picnic so that's a good option if you don't want to go to one of the restaurants. There are boat rides on the lake, you can rent a bike or golf cart or take a shuttle train if you are not up for the walk from place to place.