Gardens designed by Le Nôtre
Here, more than anywhere else, is where you will appreciate the beauty of a classic French-style garden. Amid the majestic outline of large avenues flanked by stunning white marble statues are charming groves, amazing green spaces and oases of peace just waiting to be discovered. These pleasant and often shaded locations, complete with fountains in a variety of amazing shapes, are a delight for walkers.
As part of Musical Gardens, Baroque music will guide you through groves -that are usually closed- on selected Tuesdays and Fridays between March 27 and October 30, 2017. The fountains are turned on during Musical Fountain Shows, every Tuesday from May 22 to June 26, every Saturday and Sunday from March 31 to October 28, 2018, as well as some public holidays. And if you want to see a truly grand event, don't miss the Night Fountains Show every Saturday night from June 16 to September 15!
Opening hours of the gardens:
Allow 2 hours to visit the Gardens.
From 1 April to 29 October 2017:
Open daily. From 8 am to 8.30 pm
Paid admission : from 9 am to 7 pm
Last admission: 8 pm
There is an admission fee to the gardens on Tuesdays, weekends and some Fridays.
The Palace Park is open from 7 am to 8.30 pm.
From 31 October 2017 to 31 March 2018:
Open and free admission daily. From 8 am to 6 pm
Last admission 5.30 pm
The Palace Park is open from 8 am – 8.30 pm.