Opening Hours

The Palace of Versailles is vast, making each palace section its own little world.

This also means that the opening and closing hours of the Versailles Palace’s departments are different.

The Palace of Versailles is closed only on Mondays and 1 May.

Opening hours of the Versailles Palace are from 9 am to 6.30 pm, and the last admission to the palace is at 6 pm.

Palace of Versailles Gardens opening hours

The Park of Versailles Garden
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The Gardens of the Palace of Versailles are open every day of the year except in case of extreme weather conditions.

Hours for the Versailles Palace Gardens are from 8 am to 8.30 pm and the last admission is at 7 pm.

Musical gardens timings

The musical gardens of the Palace of Versailles gardens are not only delightful to watch, but are also very popular among tourists.

You can plan your visit according to the activity of the date of the musical gardens.

Open DatesOpen Days
1 April to 29 April (except 15 April)Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
5 May to 30 June 2022 (except 26 May), 6 June (a Monday)Every Thursday and Friday
1 July to 31 August (except 14 July)Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
1 September to 28 OctoberEvery Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

The days excluded are due to the functioning of the fountain shows.

Groves are open from 9 am to 7 pm and the musical displays are from 10 am to 7 pm.

Various water displays at the Palace of Versailles gardens have different timings.

Water DisplayTiming
Neptune Fountain10 am to 6.45 pm (5 minutes every 15 minutes)
Mirror Pool10 am to 7 pm (8 minutes every 10 minutes)
Water Theatre Grove10 am to 7 pm

Night Fountains Show timings

Like the Musical Gardens, the Night Fountains Show are also very famous for their dynamic beauty.

Book the special Versailles Palace Night Fountain Show tickets through which you can purely experience the show without any tour or entry ticket to the palace.

The show is available on every Saturday from 11 June to 17 September from 8.30 pm to 11.05 pm.

You can enjoy the watering of the Night Fountains Show display during these timings:

Sections of the Versailles Palace gardensTimings
The Great Perspective, Latona’s Fountain and Apollo’s Fountain8.30 pm to 10.48 pm
The groves of the Triumphal Arch, Ballroom, Water Theatre, Girandole, and Dauphin, and the basins of Four Seasons, Mirror pool, and the Orangery8.30 pm to 10.40 pm
The groves and basins of the Colonnade, Enceladus, Domes and Obelisk8.45 pm to 10.40 pm
Neptune Fountain10.45 pm to 11.30 pm (5 minutes every 15 minutes)
Apollo’s chariot fountain10.50 pm to 11.05 pm

The Park of Versailles

The Park of Versailles remains open from 7 am to 8.30 pm all days of th year except on days on exceptionally extreme weather.

Last admission to the Park is at 7.45 pm.

The Estate of Trianon

The Palace of Versailles’ Estate of Trianon is open every day except on Mondays and 1 May of every year.

It follows the hours of operation from 12 pm to 6.30 pm and the last admission is at 6 pm.

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