Gardens of Versailles – Virtual tour through the Gardens of Versailles (France)

Gardens of Versailles – Beautiful Virtual tour through the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles (France)

The Gardens of Versailles (French: Jardins du château de Versailles) occupy part of what was once the Domaine royal de Versailles, the royal demesne of the château of Versailles. Situated to the west of the palace, the gardens cover some 800 hectares of land, much of which is landscaped in the classic French Garden style perfected here by André Le Nôtre. Beyond the surrounding belt of woodland, the gardens are bordered by the urban areas of Versailles to the east and Le Chesnay to the north-east, by the National Arboretum de Chèvreloup to the north, the Versailles plain (a protected wildlife preserve) to the west, and by the Satory Forest to the south.

As part of le domaine national de Versailles et de Trianon, an autonomous public entity operating under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture, the gardens are now one of the most visited public sites in France, receiving more than six million visitors a year.

In addition to the meticulous manicured lawns, parterres of flowers, and sculptures are the fountains, which are located throughout the garden. Dating from the time of Louis XIV and still using much of the same network of hydraulics as was used during the Ancien Régime, the fountains contribute to making the gardens of Versailles unique. On weekends from late spring to early autumn, the administration of the museum sponsors the Grandes Eaux – spectacles during which all the fountains in the gardens are in full play.

In 1979, the gardens along with the château were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, one of thirty-one such designations in France.

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  • gwensf 7 days ago

    I would like a list of all of the plants grown there. Is this available anywhere?

  • extra solar 7 days ago


  • Jacqui Smith 7 days ago

    The Palace of Versailles and it's gardens are the most magnificent places I have ever visited. We spent most of the time in the Palace on a very well organised guided tour.
    We did manage a few hours in the gardens relaxing by the most wonderful fountains in the august sunshine – perfect., but it wasn't long enough!
    After watching this amazing tour It's reminded me that I really need to visit again and spend another magical day in the gardens around the beautiful buildings and fountains.
    A piece of heaven on earth.

  • zacthecatty35 7 days ago

    Wonderful!! The fountains at the end are simply amazing! I remember when I first visited Versailles when I was 14 on a school trip. The sheer epic scale of the place blew me away, and fired my interest in gardening. There really is nowhere like it on earth.

  • Isabel Romo Medina 7 days ago


  • Denny Law 7 days ago

    Thank you so much for the tour. After seeing the movie, "A Little Chaos" that was a wonderful film, I wanted to see the condition of the gardens today which you did a perfect job of showing. thanks again.

  • ramblinmurph blog 7 days ago

    Such a beautiufl palace. I rented a bike to explore the gardens. Got to see much more that way!

  • Ajmal shah 7 days ago

    one of most beautiful garden of the world

  • Ajmal shah 7 days ago

    incredible … best of europe

  • taraterm3 7 days ago

    lovely scenes but music all wrong. The 1812 Overature was written by a Russian in the 1880s to celebrate Russians triumph over France, in 1812. Has NOTHING to do with the time and era of the extravagantly Roccoco world of Versailles….trot out some Bach or Mozart!!!


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