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Versailles Fountains

I know that there is a 7 euro charge to enter the Versailles gardens on summer weekends when the fountains are running. Does anyone know if children under 18 are still free for that, or do they have to also pay? If so, with 4 kids, is the fountain show worth it, or would it be better to go during the week when the gardens are free (and less crowded)?
Thanks.

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The gardens at Versailles are beautiful, huge and great places for kids - you will see many there on the weekends. If the fountains are on, the experience will only be enhanced for you and them.
Do not miss this - I'm sure it's worth it!

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576 posts

My girls were 9 and 13 when we they saw the fountains of Versailles. They absolutely loved the experience.It's a completely different sight when the fountains begin exploding with water. Versailles may be more crowded with the fountains running, but its a big place with lots of room for people to wander the grounds. I can't remember if we paid extra for the girls or not, but I think the extreme beauty would justify the extra expense for 4 children. When traveling with kids, we always try to carefully spend to get the biggest bang for our buck, picnicing to keep the budget in check (which they usually liked better anyway!)I think my biggest impression of Versailles, and the first thing I remember, is the sight of the incredible fountains.

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it is worth it~!!!!
go vist the chateau first then go out and explore the grounds, sit out have lunch relax and watch the fountains....especially if it is a nice day....
its a can not miss

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http://www.chateauversaillesspectacles.fr/gb/gem.htm

I looked up the Chateau Versailles website. If I read it correctly, the fee for the fountains and musicale are 7 EUR for adults and 5.50 EUR for children. If you haven't seen the Versailles website, it is beautiful. Your childen could look at it and see if it would be of interest to them. I always find that my kids are much more interested in things if I find children's books and websites to share with them prior to the trip. The anticipation and planning of a trip are almost as much fun as the trip itself. Also, it helps you to gage their individual interests and plan things that make them happy. If they have prior input, they are much better travelers.