Every Saturday during the summer, as the sun begins to set, visitors who are lucky enough to be at the Royal Garden of the Palace of Versailles will be able to witness a spectacular light and water show. Spectators will be dazzled by the great fountains of the garden as jets of water imbued with light soar into the air. French baroque music accompanies these visual wonders, further enhancing the already he impressive spectacle.
The Fountains Night Show (les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes) has become a yearly tradition at Versailles as musicians and technicians come together to create an unforgettable night at the palace, every Saturday night. These celebrations are a tribute to the great soirees of Louis XIV, and his royal legend is well honored by the magical water and light displays. Plus, this year brings a new innovation to the spectacle, with laser lights being integrated into the show.
The evening begins with a tour of the Great Apartments of the King, presented by a baroque singing troupe. Visitors will then be able to stroll through the show as various fountains come to life in different parts of the garden, including the Girandole Grove, the Dauphin Grove and the Char d’Apollon Basin. At 11 p.m., visitors can enjoy a fireworks display that caps off the evening. Throughout the night, the orchestra Musica Antiqua Kohn fills the air with beautiful music.
A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the Palace of Versailles. By going to see the Fountains Night Show, guests staying at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg will have a chance to experience this important historical monument in an exciting and astonishing way. The Fountains Night Show is being presented every Saturday evening starting at 9 p.m. until September 7, 2012.