The Styx, River of the Underworld

Presenting an exceptional adventure on the underground river which was diverted by Le Nôtre in 1654 during the creation of the French gardens, this specially designed trip is fun and interactive, and draws on La Fontaine’s text « The love of Cupid and Psyche ». Guided along on the Styx the river of the classical underworld equipped with front lamps and thigh boots, you will go through a series of tests of agility and logic… An unprecedented and intense adventure performed by professional actors!

From April 14 to November 4.
Every week-end and public holiday at 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM.
Every day during Easter and All Saints school breaks: every 30 minutes from 2 PM to 5.30 PM.


From 2 to 6 persons per session (for groups up to 8 persons or sessions during the week, please contact

Price per session : 60€

Each group must include an adult in charge of every children under 18.

Minimum size: 1.30m. Minimum shoe size: 33.

The activity is only available in French. Booking strongly recommended.


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Please note you must arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes before the beginning of the animations, with your ID and your printed booking confirmation.

Meeting for the departure in the garden, at the Water Grids (please count 20 minutes walking from the ticket office).

In case of lateness at the activity departure, no refund is possible.


This activity can be cancelled in case of force majeure or exceptional situation (flood, storm…). In this instance, only the activity will be entirely refunded (other purchases as the entrance ticket do not give right to refund).

Caution: the session is not included in the entrance fee. Please note you have to buy a ticket to enter the estate to enjoy this activity.

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