Seeing Versailles after dark was a truly wonderful experience. Having the Viator ticket really helped, we did not have to stand in a long line to get in. The only downside was the huge number of people, something that Viator certainly cannot control. The Royal Serenade was a good thing too, there again too many people, but it was beautiful to see the rooms in the palace by night. The gardens were gorgeous, the fireworks delightful. We spent that night in Versailles, which made the evening even better, no crowds to deal with taking the train back to Paris.
magnifique!! nous avions pris l'option sérénade! c'est extraordinaire, en petit groupe, on revoit le château dans les meilleures conditions possibles et le soir les couleurs sont superbes! de la présentation très amusante aux chanteurs et duel de cape et d'épée, la danse dans la galerie des glaces est époustouflante!! un moment magique et de grande qualité!
La promenade dans les jardins à la tombée de la nuit, accompagnée des musiques de la cour, c'est extraordinaire! les bulles de savon multicolores dans la nuit s'ajoutent à la féérie de cette soirée! inoubliable!
The fireworks and the gardens with the fountains lit were AMAZING and I'd recommend them to anyone! The royal serenade was fun, but it was really hot and there was no where to sit as you moved from one event to the other. In addition, collecting tickets for the event was A NIGHTMARE. We got shuffled from one disorganized line to the next and it was frustrating. Once we finally got the tickets it was fine, but getting there was MUCH harder than it needed to be. The instruction to go to entrance B if we were doing the royal serenade was just plan wrong and it caused needless confusion. I think these are all problems that the local tour company could solve. Next time I'll just buy at the time of the event and avoid all of the hassle associated with advanced ordering. There was simply no advantage to it for this event and the markup was pretty significant.