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The Water Parterres

Palace of Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 30 83 78 89
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Wonderful fountain with sculptures

If you are lucky you will be able to see it when they run the water in the fountain. But you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Not working in Winter.

As part of the stunning grounds of Versaille, the Water Parterres are amazing even when not working... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mandy L
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Palace of Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 30 83 78 89
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are lucky you will be able to see it when they run the water in the fountain. But you can admire its beauty with or without the water. Some local visitors explained to us that the pipes running through the fountains are very...More

Thank 314peter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As part of the stunning grounds of Versaille, the Water Parterres are amazing even when not working - as they were not when we visited. Be aware that they do not put on the show during the winter months. While disappointed, they were still worth...More

Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is the main fountain of the garden, gives wow and royal feeling to the garden. Though fountain was not on, but still it looked very beautiful. One of the highlight of the garden for sure.

Thank Arun S
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This was the main and largest fountain in the gardens. Very elaborate and very interesting to see. Great photo op here. Water was not on when we visited, so disappointed.

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 14 November 2017

These fountains are must see when they light up during night. The sculptures and the carvings, the design are the best part of the water parterres. It is situated inside the gardens of Versailles and is one of the most photogenic or scenic spot.

Thank Kunal6689
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was stunning by day listening to the classical music. But even better by night when the fountains were lit. Followed by a spectacular firework display.

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 19 September 2017

It was the last night of the season. We did the palace tour then went on to dinner at Ducasse at the Chateau. Not cheap but set us up nicely for the evening entertainment. And it was fantastic. Roam around the gardens at night. Fantastic...More

Thank Leicstourist
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Running parallel to the west facade of the central Royal Palace (chateau), is the Water Parterre composed of two large ponds that mirrors the palace façade’s reflection. The Parterre is part of the massive Jardins de Versailles (garden complex) with an area of 800 hectares...More

Thank mistry5
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was a bit of a bummer. Apparently they only run the fountains during certain days of the week- I do not know why. So you could see the fountain, it just wasn't flowing. I am not sure I would have altered my trip to...More

Thank M2He
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Due to the fact that only in the morning or at 3:30 in the afternoon all fountains are running simultaneously. We couldn't wait any longer due to our ride back at 1:30 pm another two hours, so we were not able to see them all...More

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