Versailles Fountain Show

 
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Versailles Fountain Show
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The Grand Musical Fountain Display, a sparkling and melodious promenade among the fountains and Bosquets of the Gardens of Versailles.

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Overview

Overview

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  • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (except 1st May) from March 28th till November 1st 2015 from 9am to 6.30pm. Music from 10am till 6:30pm, fountains play from 11am to noon and from 3.30 to 5.00pm
  • Other open dates: Fri April 3rd, Fri May 8th, Thu May 14th, Tue May 26th, Tue June 2nd, Tue June 9th, Tue June 16th, Tue June 23rd, Tue July 14th from 9am to 6.30pm. Music from 10am till 6:30pm, fountains play from 11am to noon and from 2.30 to 4pm
  • Delivery is available to your hotel in Paris or to your home worldwide. Delivery to a pickup location in Paris is possible if you are renting an apartment or staying at a hostel. We can deliver to apartments that offers standard hotel reception services.
    Hotel delivery fee is currently 27% OFF at 7.99 Euros (one time fee)
  • Free if under 6

Detailed Description

Detailed Description

Discover the groves of Versailles, and the fountains whose jets of water rise and fall in time to the music. There's a choice of routes. Whichever you choose, each will lead you to many of the Garden's most stunning features. Or you can wander off and find for yourself some of the garden's most secret corners.

Of all the jewels the history of France has bequeathed to the world's artistic heritage, Versailles is the most intimately linked to a king's ambition. Louis XIV wanted to create something monumental: his skilful harnessing of the talents of the greatest artists of his time led, over a period of some fifty years, to the creation of a unique palace.

Symbol and seat of a triumphant monarchy, Versailles was a political as much as an artistic phenomenon. In a society where the appearance of a king so closely resembled the image of a god, all the arts were called upon to help further the "reputation" of Louis XIV. Bringing together the most outstanding French and Italian artists, the King set about putting France at the forefront of the artistic creation of the day. Architecture by Le Vau, Hardouin Mansart and De Cotte, music by Lully, Charpentier, Marais, Couperin and Lalande, the literature of Molière, Quinault and Racine, paintings by Lebrun, sculpture by Coysevox and Bernini, the Gardens of Le Nôtre, the stage machinery and decoration of Vigarani, all came together to create a masterpiece entirely in the image of the King: Versailles. As an initiator and patron of the arts, Louis XIV made possible a flowering of new styles that would mark the artistic history of Europe for a century: French lyric tragedy, French classicism and Racinian tragedy were intimately connected with his sovereign will.

During the first two decades of the reign, a time when the château was a mere building site, it was on the gardens that the monarch lavished his entire attention, ensuring they reflected his growing and immediately legendary splendour. They were laid out over an area of more than a thousand hectares, using the most sophisticated means and at the cost of huge effort: the excavation of the Grand Canal, the construction of impressive water tanks, the installation of an amazing network of pipes to feed the fountains that brought movement and life to each sculpture, each grove. It was the best Italian fontaineers, the Francini, who designed what to this day remains the most sumptuous "artistic" water system ever created.

In line with the spirit of those who created Versailles, it must be the task of our time to nurture the arts in this exceptional venue, giving pride of place to the various works created here over a period of 200 years. The musical side of the Grand Musical Fountain Display has been entrusted to Christophe Rousset who, at the helm of his Talens Lyriques, is an ardent advocate of baroque music. The overtures, chaconnes, dances and passacaglias emanating from each grove, each fountain, and giving life to their marble and gold statuary are drawn from the operas of Lully, Desmarest and Rameau: from the Colonnade to the Salle de Bal, the "Pleasures of the Enchanted Isle" are constantly reborn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: What are the advantages of ordering online?
  • Answer: First, reduce stress and don't waste your time in line to buy one. Second, the passes are delivered to Paris by special messenger a few days prior to your arrival, just waiting for you (delivery guaranteed). Third, you get 30 days free access to French lessons, incroyable!
  • Question: Do I have access to fountain show using a Paris Museum Pass?
  • Answer: No, access to gardens and fountain shows are not included in the Paris museum pass during the days of operation listed in overview section above.
  • Question: Can I order it as a Paris ComboPass add-on?
  • Answer: Yes, it's available as an add-on of Paris ComboPass Premium.
  • Question: Do I need to book a specific date?
  • Answer: No, your ticket won't have any date listed therefore booking is not required just present your ticket at garden gate entrance. Make sure to check days of operation, no refund will be done in case of mistake.

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Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

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  • If you have to postpone your trip, you must notify us at least ten (10) days before expected arrival date in your hotel, we will hold your order for up to six (6) months without charge.
  • If you change of hotel: it's free of charge, your request must be received ten (10) days before the expected date of arrival at customer(at)conciergerie.com and confirmed in return by our customer support within 24 hours
  • Cancellation fee:
    • Less than ten days before arrival date: 100% (no refund)
    • More than ten days before arrival date: 20% (80% refund)
Once you started to use your passes, no refund can be done for any reason. Your tickets can be permanently damaged by magnetic sources, so handle and store them carefully since such damage is not refundable. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

Delivery to Your Hotel

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Rush Delivery to Your Hotel

We guarantee that your order will be delivered to your hotel before your arrival. In case of delivery problems, you must notify us within 24 hours of your arrival, either using the toll-free number on your order confirmation or by email. We will give immediate assistance in locating your envelope providing details and proof of delivery to solve this issue within minutes. If for some reason your hotel loses your envelope or fails to giving it to you on time, resulting in a partial or complete loss because of their negligence, you must demand compensation from them, they will agree with their error and refund you. They are insured to cover such an extremely rare issue. Rush orders may not be changed, cancelled, or refunded.

Delivery to a Pickup Location

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Versailles Fountain Show Ticket   6.58

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Versailles Fountain Show Ticket   1167.21

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Versailles Fountain Show Ticket   84.17

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Versailles Fountain Show Ticket   9.78

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