Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes @ Versailles

During the summer months, on Saturdays, all the fountains of the Chateau Versailles are turned on for a spectacular display of water and light, which culminate in a fireworks display once night has fallen.  These fountains are idle during the year.

I was at Versailles last Saturday, along with friends, and thousands upon thousands of people who had made the journey from all over.  Versailles itself was a nightmare of cars, but in the end we managed to find a spot.  Ambling through the grounds with a map, following one spectacular fountain display after another, we welcomed the darkness and the sudden and loud burst of light.


About Taline Voskeritchian

Writing teacher at Boston University; translator (from Arabic and Armenian); prose writer; occasional editor; incurable wanderer.
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