The Grandes Eaux Musicales of the Palace of Versailles return to embellish the pools and fountains of the garden for a new season.
A magical atmosphere worthy of Louis XIV
The Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been a magical place in Paris for more than 350 years. Every Saturday in summer, at nightfall, the gardens and groves of the Palace of Versailles come alive. After the Royal Serenade, a musical walk through the King’s apartments and the Hall of Mirrors, stroll through the garden paths. After entering the groves, let yourself be surprised by the play of light, the watering and the music of the fountains. Along the walk, young and old alike are delighted to discover the colonnade grove illuminated by fluorescent green lasers, the Enceladus with its misty atmosphere or even the Ballroom which presents flame reflections in its waterfalls. The Green Carpet ignites thanks to the presence of jets of flame. The event ends with a fireworks display, magnificently orchestrated by the music of the Grand Siècle, in front of the Grand Canal. From the Bosquet des Trois Fontaines where the rockeries and shells of the fountains installed on three terraces will delight you, to the aerial effects of the contemporary sculpture-fountains of the Water Theatre…
A royal fireworks display
It is a walk strewn with astonishment and surprises that awaits you. And as a highlight, magnificent compositions of water jets, baroque choreographies and cascades of light at the Bassin de Neptune, the largest basin in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. To end this evening, the magicians of pyrotechnics, the pyrotechnicians of Group F, invite you to meet on the Grande Perspective to offer you a royal fireworks display. Groupe F, a collective of world-renowned fireworks artists, has been creating the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes and the pyrotechnic shows at the Palace of Versailles since 2007. Their last great gesture was the incredible fireworks display on December 31, 2020 for France 2 which lit up the Gardens in la Française to music by Mika. You were also able to admire their work on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Rio, from the transition to the year 2000 to the Eiffel Tower…
Les Grandes eaux musicales
Every Saturday and Sunday from April 2 to October 30 (except Sunday May 1). Every Tuesday from May 3 to June 28, 2022. Friday April 15, Ascension Thursday May 26, Thursday July 14, Monday August 15.