Bassin de Neptune
Château de Versailles
Amid magnificently landscaped formal gardens, this splendid and enormous palace was built in the mid-17th century during the reign of...
Château de Versailles Gardens & Park
The section of the vast gardens nearest the palace, laid out between 1661 and 1700 in the formal French style, is famed for its...
Bassin de Neptune information
The gardens' largest fountains include the 17th-century Bassin de Neptune, a dazzling mirage of 99 spouting gushers 300m north of the palace, whose straight side abuts a small pond graced by a winged dragon (Grille du Dragon). On the same days as the Grandes Eaux Musicales fountain displays, the Bassin de Neptune flows for 10 minutes.