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Palace of Versailles and Gardens Fast-Track Tickets with Musical Gardens Show

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Flexible Duration
  • Explore the seat of power turned museum, the Palace of Versailles, with this standard entry ticket.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors placed in a way that reflects the light of a candle.
  • At the Trianon Estate, set 30 mins away from the Palace, you can explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • In the Gardens, landscaped in the classic French formal style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Choose to upgrade your experience to include round-trip transfers for a hassle-free tour.
  • Explore the seat of power turned museum, the Palace of Versailles, with this standard entry ticket.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors placed in a way that reflects the light of a candle.
  • At the Trianon Estate, set 30 mins away from the Palace, you can explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • In the Gardens, landscaped in the classic French formal style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Choose to upgrade your experience to include round-trip transfers for a hassle-free tour.

Inclusions

  • Timed or general entry to the Palace of Versailles (as per option selected)
  • Access to the King's Grands Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, & temporary exhibits
  • Gardens & park access with the Fountain or Musical show (optional)
  • Grand & Petit Trianon (optional)
  • Queen’s Hamlet (optional)
  • Entry to Trianon Estate (optional)

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • King's Private Apartments
  • Tip: Expect lots of tour buses and queues. These buses come early and thereby it is recommended to get there before them right when the Palace opens.
  • Note that you can only visit the Gardens & Trianon Palace before or after the Grand Apartments visit. The time allocated to you grants you a reserved entrance to the Grand Apartments, but you are free to visit the Trianon Palace & Gardens whenever you like.
  • It is recommended that you visit the Grand Apartments after 3pm and the Trianon Palace & Gardens before that.
  • The Gardens close promptly at 5:30pm on Sat during the Nocturnal Fountain show. The passport ticket does not include access to the night fountains, so make sure you book your ticket upstream if you wish to join.
  • Open every day, the Park and Gardens are free from Nov to Mar. On Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days from Apr to Oct, admission is only free for children under 6 years old.
  • Please click here for further information on the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, and here for the site map and access-related information.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Optional All Access Ticket including Gardens

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1 hr. 30 min.
  • Time travel to the era of ballroom dances and French royalty with this 1.5 hour guided tour of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Enjoy a cozy tour group experience of no more than 15 guests per tour group. What's more, you get priority access over all other groups with this ticket!
  • The Hall of Mirrors was built as a 'power' chamber for King Louis XIV and witnessed the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Learn tidbits like these and more from your guide.
  • Want to explore more? Opt for the all-access passport ticket and get escorted to exclusive corners of the palace, like Trianon estate and Royal Apartments.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.
  • Time travel to the era of ballroom dances and French royalty with this 1.5 hour guided tour of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Enjoy a cozy tour group experience of no more than 15 guests per tour group. What's more, you get priority access over all other groups with this ticket!
  • The Hall of Mirrors was built as a 'power' chamber for King Louis XIV and witnessed the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Learn tidbits like these and more from your guide.
  • Want to explore more? Opt for the all-access passport ticket and get escorted to exclusive corners of the palace, like Trianon estate and Royal Apartments.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour 45-minute/ 1-hour 30-minute guided tour of the Palace (as per option selected)
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, or Italian-speaking guide
  • Priority access to the Palace of Versailles
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate (optional)
  • Access to the King's Private Apartments (optional)
  • Access to Trianon Estate (optional)
  • Access to the Garden and shows (when available) (optional)

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Tip: 30 mins away from the palace at the Estate of Trianon, you can also explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Note: Re-entry is not possible upon leaving the premises.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Exclusive Access to King's Private Apartments: Guided Tour with Palace of Versailles Tickets

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Flexible Duration
  • Don't spend a minute in the long crowded lines at the entrances as you make your way to the Palace of Versailles, tickets available only at Headout.
  • Get special access to the King's Private Apartments, which is not open to the public and can be accessed only via this tour, and learn all about it from an English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide.
  • Post the guided tour, you can explore the rest of the Palace at your own pace.
  • Discover the hidden drawer once holding diplomatic papers while marveling at King Louis XV's rolltop desk, returned to the Palace from the Louvre in Paris.
  • Admire Renaissance-style frescoes and statues in the 73-meter-long Hall of Mirrors, a tribute to France's success, within the Palace's 60,000+ art collection.
  • Upgrade your tickets to passport full access where you can explore the Palace of Versailles in its entirety.
  • Don't spend a minute in the long crowded lines at the entrances as you make your way to the Palace of Versailles, tickets available only at Headout.
  • Get special access to the King's Private Apartments, which is not open to the public and can be accessed only via this tour, and learn all about it from an English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide.
  • Post the guided tour, you can explore the rest of the Palace at your own pace.
  • Discover the hidden drawer once holding diplomatic papers while marveling at King Louis XV's rolltop desk, returned to the Palace from the Louvre in Paris.
  • Admire Renaissance-style frescoes and statues in the 73-meter-long Hall of Mirrors, a tribute to France's success, within the Palace's 60,000+ art collection.
  • Upgrade your tickets to passport full access where you can explore the Palace of Versailles in its entirety.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles
  • Official Versailles English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide (as per ticket choice)
  • Guided tour of the King’s private apartments
  • Exclusive access to the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel (decided by the guide)
  • Exclusive access to the Hall of Mirrors
  • Access to the gardens
  • Small tour group of 25 people or less
  • Passport full access to entire palace and gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Trianon Estate
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Tip: The most prestigious, Alain Ducasse's Ore Restaurant set in the Dufour Pavilion, offers exceptional evening dining. Don't miss out!
  • The English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide will only be accompanying you on the tour of the King's Private Apartments, beyond which you will get to explore the state apartments.
  • Your guide will decide whether to visit the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel depending on availability.
  • Your tickets are valid for a single entry into the Palace. Once you exit the premises, you cannot make another entry with the same tickets.
  • Entry to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon is not included in this ticket.
  • Should you wish, you can buy tickets to the Gardens at an extra cost right at the entrance of the Gardens.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Palace of Versailles Tickets and Trianon Pass

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Flexible Duration
  • From the intricately decorated Royal Apartments to the stunning Hall of Mirrors, explore the palace at your own pace.
  • Walk in the shoes of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette as you learn more about the French Monarchy.
  • After admiring the insides, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate as you stroll along cobblestone grounds and the gorgeous Versailles fountains.
  • At the Carrosses Gallery, travel back in time as you explore carriages, coaches, sculptures, and other artifacts left behind by the French Monarch.
  • Choose to also visit the Trianon Estate, a Neoclassical-style castle located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Note: This ticket does not include access to the gardens on the days of the Musical Fountains & Musical Gardens Show (Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun).
  • From the intricately decorated Royal Apartments to the stunning Hall of Mirrors, explore the palace at your own pace.
  • Walk in the shoes of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette as you learn more about the French Monarchy.
  • After admiring the insides, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate as you stroll along cobblestone grounds and the gorgeous Versailles fountains.
  • At the Carrosses Gallery, travel back in time as you explore carriages, coaches, sculptures, and other artifacts left behind by the French Monarch.
  • Choose to also visit the Trianon Estate, a Neoclassical-style castle located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Note: This ticket does not include access to the gardens on the days of the Musical Fountains & Musical Gardens Show (Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun).

Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Entrance to the Gardens
  • Priority Access
  • Live Guide
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
  • Transportation to/from Paris
  • Access to the King's Private Apartments
  • Tip: If you’re short on time and would prefer to skip the long lines, a Versailles skip-the-line entry ticket will allow you to save your time.
  • This ticket does not include entry to the Trianon Estate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Paris: Palace of Versailles Tickets & Tours with Bus Transfers

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€75
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7 hr.
Audio Guide
Transfers Included
  • With this ticket, you get the royal treatment – priority access to the Palace of Versailles, a tri-lingual tour host, and round-trip bus transfers.
  • An audio guide available in 11 languages will be your companion as you wander through the hallways, narrating the fascinating chronicles of French royalty.
  • Stroll around the grand Gardens, designed by André Le Notre, and marvel at the Hall of Mirrors.
  • You also get to enjoy the Palace Gardens and if you're there from May to Oct, don't miss the spectacular Musical Fountains Show.
  • With this ticket, you get the royal treatment – priority access to the Palace of Versailles, a tri-lingual tour host, and round-trip bus transfers.
  • An audio guide available in 11 languages will be your companion as you wander through the hallways, narrating the fascinating chronicles of French royalty.
  • Stroll around the grand Gardens, designed by André Le Notre, and marvel at the Hall of Mirrors.
  • You also get to enjoy the Palace Gardens and if you're there from May to Oct, don't miss the spectacular Musical Fountains Show.

Inclusions

  • Priority entrance tickets to Versailles Palace
  • Tri-lingual tour host
  • Audio guide in 11 languages
  • Bus transfers from the Eiffel Tower or Opera
  • Tickets to the Fountain Show (optional)
  • Tickets to the Musical gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Trianon Palaces
  • Tip: If you enjoy picnics, grab some local cheese and baguettes and enjoy a lovely picnic in the vast Gardens.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, and people with mobility impairments.
  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: flash photography, high-heeled shoes, and strollers.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Secret Escape from Paris: Palace of Versailles & Marie-Antoinette's Domain Guided Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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9 hr.
  • Spend a full day exploring the stunning Palace of Versailles, and its gardens and making your way to the enchanting private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette.
  • Meet your guide in central Paris and hop on to the RER train to Versailles. Reach the Palace of Versailles and walk like a royal through the State Apartments and the sparkly Hall of Mirrors.
  • Go on an enriching escapade through the day, and learn more about the royal family, daily life in the royal courts, and the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette.
  • With these direct-entry tickets, visit the gardens and make your way to the Queen's Petit Trianon, her exquisite private palace, designed luxuriously.
  • Get a sneak peek into her private theatre, fondly known as the 'jewel of Versailles', and explore the Normandy village for its vineyards and farms.
  • Spend a full day exploring the stunning Palace of Versailles, and its gardens and making your way to the enchanting private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette.
  • Meet your guide in central Paris and hop on to the RER train to Versailles. Reach the Palace of Versailles and walk like a royal through the State Apartments and the sparkly Hall of Mirrors.
  • Go on an enriching escapade through the day, and learn more about the royal family, daily life in the royal courts, and the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette.
  • With these direct-entry tickets, visit the gardens and make your way to the Queen's Petit Trianon, her exquisite private palace, designed luxuriously.
  • Get a sneak peek into her private theatre, fondly known as the 'jewel of Versailles', and explore the Normandy village for its vineyards and farms.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Palace of Versailles (optional)
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Access to Queen Marie Antoinette's private estate
  • Tickets to 'Petit train' from Petit Trianon
  • Fountain Show or Musical Gardens Show (optional)
  • Transfers from Paris (optional)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • The palace is open on all days except Monday.
  • Entry to the Gardens is free from November to March.
  • There is a pre-reserved entry time for the skip-the-line tickets allowing you to use a different access.
  • Access to the garden is included in these tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tickets to Night Fountain Show at Palace of Versailles

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  • Immerse yourself in a spectacular evening of lights, music, and water features in the Royal Gardens of the Palace of Versailles' night fountain show.
  • Get access to the groves and fountains of the palace that are usually closed to the public, and see them come to life with water features set to baroque music.
  • Witness a display of pyrotechnics by the world-famous Groupe F as they light up the night sky with a grand finale of fireworks in the park.
  • Upgrade your tickets to enjoy your own parking spot, gain express entry through Neptune Gate, and relish a glass of bubbly.
  • Immerse yourself in a spectacular evening of lights, music, and water features in the Royal Gardens of the Palace of Versailles' night fountain show.
  • Get access to the groves and fountains of the palace that are usually closed to the public, and see them come to life with water features set to baroque music.
  • Witness a display of pyrotechnics by the world-famous Groupe F as they light up the night sky with a grand finale of fireworks in the park.
  • Upgrade your tickets to enjoy your own parking spot, gain express entry through Neptune Gate, and relish a glass of bubbly.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Night Fountain Show at Palace of Versailles
  • Dedicated car parking (optional)
  • Direct access via Neptune Gate (optional)
  • Glass of champagne (optional)
  • Tip: With a 2.5-hour walk filled with amazement, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes for this experience.
  • The attraction is wheelchair-accessible.
  • No seats for this show, so get ready to stand and have fun!
  • The Night Fountains Show takes place even in case of rain.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Gain rooftop access to the Arc de Triomphe and explore the Palace of Versailles, one of the most visited historic sites in France, all in one cost-saving combo.
  • Ascend the Arc de Triomphe for rooftop access and unparalleled views of Paris, including the Champs-Élysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Learn about the Eternal Flame honoring unknown soldiers of both World Wars with pamphlets available in 10 languages.
  • Visit the Palace of Versailles and discover the Royal Apartments, with access to all areas of the royal home, including Marie Antoinette’s Estate.
  • Take a stroll through the palace gardens spanning over 800 acres and see the Hall of Mirrors, a gallery adorned with 357 mirrors.
  • Gain rooftop access to the Arc de Triomphe and explore the Palace of Versailles, one of the most visited historic sites in France, all in one cost-saving combo.
  • Ascend the Arc de Triomphe for rooftop access and unparalleled views of Paris, including the Champs-Élysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Learn about the Eternal Flame honoring unknown soldiers of both World Wars with pamphlets available in 10 languages.
  • Visit the Palace of Versailles and discover the Royal Apartments, with access to all areas of the royal home, including Marie Antoinette’s Estate.
  • Take a stroll through the palace gardens spanning over 800 acres and see the Hall of Mirrors, a gallery adorned with 357 mirrors.

Inclusions

Arc de Triomphe

  • Entry to Arc de Triomphe
  • Rooftop access
  • Informative pamphlets in 10 languages

Palace of Versailles

  • Entry to Palace of Versailles
  • Access to the King's Grands Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, & temporary exhibits

Arc de Triomphe

  • Tip: Pay homage at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe, where an eternal flame commemorates WWI.
  • Note that luggage is not allowed.
  • Disclaimer: There are about 284 stairs up.
  • A lift and traffic ramps are in place for people with reduced mobility.

Palace of Versailles

  • Tip: If you are into art, swing by the Opera House and The Grand Gallery to see a collection of paintings depicting significant battles in French history.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Giverny Gardens Guided Tour

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  • Flip through two different chapters of French history, explore the Palace of Versailles and Giverny on this full-day tour from Paris, in an AC coach.
  • Jump ahead of the waiting lines and get a sense of how the French Royalty lived with access to Royal Apartments and the musical garden show of Versailles.
  • Spend your day fantasizing about Monet's life, painting water-lilies in his pink-plastered home, after tending to his lush garden and lily pond.
  • The term Impressionism was coined sarcastically by a critic. Listen to such stories with an audio guide or English-speaking guide. The choice is yours!
  • Sprinkle the magic of local French cuisines into your day with a 3-course lunch or upgrade to a small group for an intimate tour.
  • Flip through two different chapters of French history, explore the Palace of Versailles and Giverny on this full-day tour from Paris, in an AC coach.
  • Jump ahead of the waiting lines and get a sense of how the French Royalty lived with access to Royal Apartments and the musical garden show of Versailles.
  • Spend your day fantasizing about Monet's life, painting water-lilies in his pink-plastered home, after tending to his lush garden and lily pond.
  • The term Impressionism was coined sarcastically by a critic. Listen to such stories with an audio guide or English-speaking guide. The choice is yours!
  • Sprinkle the magic of local French cuisines into your day with a 3-course lunch or upgrade to a small group for an intimate tour.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Giverny & palace
  • Roundtrip transfers in AC coach from Paris
  • Skip-the-line entry to Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Priority access to Monet's house & gardens
  • Expert-English speaking guide (optional)
  • 3-Course lunch, drinks included (optional) (check menu here)(optional)
  • Small group of 8/15 (optional)
  • Audio guide in French, English, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean (optional)

Exclusions

  • Guided tour inside Monet's house
  • Tip: Claude Monet designed his garden to bloom throughout the year. Plan to visit the Giverny at different times of the year to witness the season painting the garden in unique hues every time.
  • This experience is not wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Inside Monet’s house, guided tours are not permitted due to the lack of space. Explore the space indoors on your own.
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures, including security control or an unforeseen crowd.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting Palace of Versailles

One of the finest examples of 17th-century French art and architecture, the Versailles Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see French landmark. Located just 40 minutes outside of Paris in the city of Versailles, the Grand Palace was once the epicenter of French royal power and home to the French Monarchy. Today, it serves as a museum of the history of France. 

With your Versailles tickets, explore 2300 intricately decorated rooms, including the famous Hall of Mirrors, the War Room, and the King and Queen’s grand apartments. Witness the remarkable works of art that are housed in the castle, and stroll through the stunning Gardens of Versailles. 

All Your Palace of Versailles Ticket Options

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Palace of Versailles Admission Ticket

Explore the Palace of Versailles with the standard admission ticket. This ticket gives you access to the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park & Gardens (except on show days - Tue and Fri-Sun). Entry with the standard admission ticket is via Gate A. More information on the gates can be found below in the Plan Your Visit section.

Upgrade to Passport Ticket

With the Passport Ticket, you will get access to the gardens even on show days as well as additional entry to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate and the Estate de Trianon.

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Palace of Versailles Skip The Line Ticket

With the skip the line ticket, you will enter the palace via a dedicated entrance, Gate B, thus saving you anywhere between 30-60 minutes. Yes, the palace is that popular. This ticket gives you access to the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park & Gardens (even on show days).

Upgrade to Passport Skip The Line Ticket

With the Passport STL Ticket, you will get additional access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate and the Estate de Trianon.

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Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles

Explore the Palace of Versailles in the company of a guide who will not only take you through the many halls and rooms of this grand palace; but also serve as a historian, a story-teller and secret-keeper of the Palace of Versailles.

This 1 hour 15 minute tour is the best way to discover the palace.

Choose your tour language

This guided tour of the Palace of Versailles is available in multiple languages - English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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Palace of Versailles Tour From Paris

Looking at your options to travel from Paris to Versailles? How about taking an all inclusive tour of the palace that includes pick-up and drop from the city center? These round trip tours will pick you up from Paris city center, help you explore the palace in the company of a guide before dropping you back in the city.

Travel options from Paris

Take a guided tour from Paris in an AC coach or a train.

Which Versailles Ticket Should You Go For

  • If you’re on a budget

You can opt for the basic Palace of Versailles ticket that costs €18. This ticket gives you access to all the main areas and comes with an audio guide in a choice of 11 languages. However, it could also come with very long waiting times in the queues at the entrance. 

  • If you wish to skip the lines

If you’re short on time or would prefer to skip the long entry lines, a Versailles skip-the-line entry ticket will allow you to save anywhere from 1-3 hours of waiting. Use these priority access tickets and make the most of your time in Versailles.

  • If you want to go on an audio-guided tour 

Choose between the range of Versailles ticket options that offer multilingual audio-guides with varying options of between 5 to 11 different languages. 

  • If you want to go on an expert-guided tour 

While all tickets come with an audio guide, having an expert guide by your side will make your visit to the Versailles Palace all the more meaningful. Opt for a guided tour and navigate the vast royal estate with a local historian as your guide as you learn stories and lesser-known facts about the palace. 

  • If you are looking for a tour option with transportation from Paris

For a hassle-free tour experience, you can choose between ticket options that include return train transfers or comfortable air-conditioned coaches to get you from Paris to the Versailles Place and back. 

Plan Your Visit

Entrances
Timings
Getting There
Skip the Line
Facilities
Where is the Versailles Palace entrance?

The main entrance to the Palace of Versailles is through the Court of Honor (Cour d'Honneur). 

How do I enter the Versailles Palace with an individual ticket?

Use Entrance A (to the left of the Honor Courtyard) if you have purchased individual Versailles Palace tickets online. If you do not have tickets when you arrive, you will have to line up at the ticket counter which could take anything between 30-60 minutes and then go through Entrance A for security check.

How do I enter the Versailles Palace with a skip-the-line ticket?

If you have booked a guided tour or if you hold a skip-the-line ticket, your host will escort you through Entrance B of the palace (to the right of the Honor Courtyard). This is the quickest way to access the Palace. Your Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour tickets will allow you to skip the long entry line and be escorted through a dedicated entrance, saving you up to 3 hours of waiting. 

Does the Versailles Palace have disabled access?

Entrance H of the Palace is reserved for disabled access. You can present your proof of disability documents for free parking in the honor courtyard, and then use the access ramp to enter the palace. 

Can I get free admission to the Versailles Palace?

Visitors can get free admission to all areas of the estate on the first Sunday of every month between November and March.

Château de Versailles timings
What are the Château de Versailles timings?

The Versailles Palace timings are Tue-Sun between 9:00 AM - 6.30 PM during the high season (April to October) and between 9:00 AM - 5.30 PM during the low season (November to March).

What are the Versailles Palace closed days?

The Versailles Palace is closed every Monday, 25 December and 1 January. 

What is the Best Time To Visit Palace Of Versailles?

The Palace attracts large crowds every day, so it is recommended that you visit the Palace early in the morning right when it opens, to beat the crowds. It is likely that the ticket queues will already be long, however, with skip-the-line Versailles Palace tickets, you can enter immediately and enjoy your tour before the crowds pour in. In addition, your priority access tickets will ensure you’re among the first to go through the security line - another long wait if you arrive during busy hours.

When do the Musical fountain and garden shows take place?

Between May 22-October 31, 2021, the fountain shows take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Between 1 July-31 Aug 2021, the garden shows will be held Tuesday-Friday, and 2 September-29 October 2021, it will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. To access the gardens and attend these shows, you will need a Versailles Passport ticket or a Versailles Guided Tour with Priority Access + Passport ticket. 

How do I get to Versailles Palace from Paris?

The Château de Versailles is located approximately 12 miles (40 minutes) West of Paris. You could choose to travel from Paris to Versailles by train, bus, car or opt for a convenient guided tour that includes round trip transportation. 

Taking a guided tour with transportation to the Versailles Palace

For a hassle-free experience, opt for a guided tour that includes round trip transportation from Paris to Versailles. You can choose between tour options that offer train transfers or transfers via private coaches from centrally located pick up and drop off points. This is a very popular option among visitors due to the convenience it offers, and the added benefit of an expert local guide to show you around the estate. 

Getting to the Versailles Palace by train

There are three train stations in Versailles. The closest and most convenient stop is the Versailles Château Rive Gauche. Purchase a train pass from any ticket office at the metro stations and take the RER C line to get to the Versailles Château-Rive Gauche stop. 

You can return to Paris by train that also departs from the same stop. The last train from Versailles Rive Gauche railway station departs at 11:55 PM. 

Pro Tip: Buy a return train ticket at the beginning of the day to avoid the long lines at the station in the evening. Round trip tickets cost 7.00€ per person. 

Getting to the Versailles Palace by Bus

If you choose to travel by bus, you can take bus no. 171 from the Pont de Sèvres stop (located at the end of the metro line 9) and get dropped off at the Château de Versailles.

Getting to the Versailles Palace by Car

If you are driving to the Palace, the best route to take is to get on the Peripherique (the Paris beltway) and exit on the A13. However, It can get crowded, especially on summer weekends. Plan for a minimum travel time of 45 minutes. You can park your car at the metered public parking lot in front of the chateau for the duration of your visit. 

Is there a wait time to get into the Versailles Palace?

Due to the large numbers of visitors at the Palace of Versailles every day, there can be upto a 60 minute wait in ticket queues, with a wait time of upto 2 hours during the peak season. 

How can I skip the lines at Versailles?

You can skip past long ticket queues with the skip-the-line Palace of Versailles tickets or with a guided tour pass. Your host will exchange your mobile voucher for a physical ticket and then escort you through Entrance B of the Versailles Palace.

While purchasing Versailles tickets on-site requires you to queue in two lines, the ticket box office and the entry lines, your skip the line tickets allows you to bypass both. 

What are the available facilities ?

The Palace of Versailles provides you with many free services such as two free wifi areas, free and secure mobile charging stations, audio guides to help you find your way around, toilets and baby changing tables. 

Where can I store bulky items?

There are left luggage areas where you can store large items on your visit to the Versailles Palace

Where can I pick up the audio-guides?

There are two audio guide pick-up counters, both located on the ground floor: one at the entrance to the apartments of Mesdames, and another at the entrance to the Gallery of Castles, just after crossing the Royal Court.

What are my dining options at the Palace?

There are several good restaurants at your disposal around the Palace grounds. If you would rather pack a picnic, you could find yourself a spot in the Park, situated beyond the Versailles Gardens and enjoy your meal there. Be sure to carry water with you as it can get quite hot, especially during the summer months. 

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The Palace
The Gardens
Fountain Shows
Estate of Trianon
Carrosses Gallery
The Park
Château De Versailles

The Château de Versailles is one amongst the world’s most prestigious monuments, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and “Monument Historique”. With over 700 rooms, the Palace of Versailles offers a sneak peek into the lives of the French monarchy during their most influential years. From the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the stunning portraits that sweep the ceilings of the State Apartments, the Palace takes you back in time. Displaying over 60,000 artwork collections, Versailles is an ode to five centuries of French History.

Which Versailles ticket option should I purchase to access the Chateau?

All ticket options to the Palace of Versailles gives you access to the Chateau. 

Gardens of Versailles

The Versailles Gardens were created out of the marshes that covered the hunting grounds of Versailles. André Le Nôtre, a famous French gardener, designed and conceived a series of gardens, groves, and parks for the palace by taming and leveling the surrounding woods. A testimony of French design and detailing, the gardens are marked by ornate fountains, exquisite sculptures, parterres and groves with a canal in the forefront, offering a spectacular sight. All these elements of these incredible gardens come alive during the musical shows, to the rhythm of French Baroque music and dramatic lighting effects. 

Is access to the Versailles Gardens free of charge?

You may access the gardens for free only on days that the Fountains and Musical Gardens shows do not happen. On days that shows do take place, you will need to have a valid ticket to enter. 

Which Versailles ticket option do I need to visit the Gardens and Fountains of Versailles?

Standard admission tickets do not include access to the gardens and fountains. You will need to purchase the Passport ticket, with which you will be able to visit the entire estate, including the palace, the gardens and the fountain shows.

The Versailles Musical Fountains Shows

The Musical Fountains Shows are one of the major attractions at the Palace of Versailles gardens. A 350-year tradition, watch scores of historical fountain masterpieces come alive to the tunes of Baroque music.

Show Dates 

April 2 to 30 Oct, 2022: Every Saturday and Sunday except May 1
May 3 to June 28, 2022: Every Tuesday

Special Dates: April 15, May 26, July 14, and August 15, 2022.

The Musical Gardens

The vast gardens at the Palace of Versailles present an extraordinary experience when set against the scores of some of the greatest French Baroque composers including Lully, Leclair, Campra, Charpentier, and Rameau. Discover the groves and other preserved areas amidst a  truly Royal French setting and ambience.

Show Dates 

April 1 to April 29 ,2022: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except April 15 (musical fountain show)

May 5 to June 30, 2022: Every Thursday and Friday, except May 26 (musical fountain show)

July 1 to August 31, 2022: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, except July 14 (musical fountain show)
September 1 to October 28, 2022: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

The Fountains Night Show

The Fountains Night Show combines the magic of illumination, music and splendid visuals at night. With spectacular fireworks and staged effects, this show leaves an indelible mark on the viewers. 


Dates 

June 11 to September 17, 2022: Every Saturday evening and June 14 from 8:30 PM to 11:05 PM 

Special Dates: August 15 (Fire Night Show) and September 24 (Electro Night Fountains Show)

Which ticket option should I purchase to access the gardens and attend the shows?

You will need a Versailles Passport ticket or a Versailles Guided Tour ticket with Priority Access.

Marie Antoinette’s Estate
Marie Antoinette’s Estate & Domaine De Trianon

Away from all the ceremony of the Palace, the Estate of Trianon lies adjacent to the Petit Park and is home to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon palaces, the Queen’s Hamlet and a variety of ornamental gardens. It is most closely associated with Queen Marie-Antoinette, as she often sought refuge here and commissioned the large and marvelous landscaped gardens centered around a hamlet of rustic cottages.


Estate timings

Tuesday - Sunday from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

The last entry is at 6:00 PM

Which Versailles ticket option do I need to visit Marie Antoinette’s Estate & Domaine De Trianon?

General admission tickets do not include access to these parts of the estate. You will need to purchase the passport ticket, with which you will be able to visit the entire estate, including Marie Antoinette’s Estate, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet 

The Royal Stables
Carrosses Gallery (The Royal Stables)

Step back in time as you browse through the works showcased at the Carrosses Gallery. Created by Louis-Philippe, the gallery houses a valuable collection of carriages, sleds, cars and harnesses.


Gallery timings

Tuesday - Sunday | 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Last entry is at 6:00 PM

Do I need a ticket to access the Carrosses Gallery?

Entry to the Carrosses Gallery is free and does not require an admission ticket.

The Park

The Versailles Park is located beyond the Gardens and is situated around the Grand Canal. The Park covers approximately 800 hectares, marked with straight paths going in and out of wooded areas and farmed lands and offers incredible views of the Gardens and Palace. Picnic on the lawn or ride around on a Segway tour as you take in the grandeur of the Royal Estate


Hours

Tuesday - Sunday | 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Last entry is at 6:00 PM

Which Versailles ticket option should I purchase to access the Park?

All ticket options to the Palace of Versailles gives you access to the Park. 

Visitor Tips & Hacks

  • There are two audio guide pick-up counters, both located on the ground floor: one at the entrance to the Apartments of Mesdames, and another at the entrance to the Gallery of Castles, just after crossing the Royal Court.
  • Visitors are requested not to touch any vases or statues, not to walk on the lawns or to have picnics.
  • Animals must be kept on a lead. They are not allowed in Marie-Antoinette's Estate or inside the gardens and groves.
  • Use of camera flashes and mobile phones is prohibited inside the Museum.
  • In the interest of everyone, proper dress is required.
  • Use of extendable monopod stick poles for smartphones is strictly prohibited in the rooms of the Museum
  • The Park and Gardens are open every day. The access is free except during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens.
  • There are three train stations in Versailles, the closest one of the Palace is Versailles Château Rive Gauche.
  • The following items must be left at the bag deposit: walking sticks, umbrellas, pointed, sharp or blunt objects, suitcases, briefcases, rucksacks, shopping and other bags, pushchairs, children's cars, push scooters, helmets, camera tripods, reproductions and casts.
  • You are allowed to bring your own picnic or lunch to Versailles, but you can of course only eat outside the castle (in the gardens).
  • Every first sunday from November to March sees free entry to the Palace of Versailles for all.

Versailles Palace Tickets FAQs

Q. Are online Versailles Palace tickets available now?

A. Yes. You can book your Palace of Versailles tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Versailles Palace tickets?

A. It depends on the Palace of Versailles ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.

Q. What are Palace of Versailles hours? 

A. Versailles Palace is open every day of the week, except Mondays. Between 1 April to 31 October, it is open between 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM (last entry at 05:30 PM); between 1 November and 31 March, it is open between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM (last entry at 05:00 PM).

Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Palace of Versailles?

A. As a part of health and safety guidelines, the Palace of Versailles now accepts only online reservations. Markers have been placed on the ground every 1 meter to ensure social distancing. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; sanitizer dispensers have also been placed at various entrances.

Q. What are my ticket options for visiting the Palace of Versailles?

A. Ticket options available for visiting the Palace of Versailles are standard admission tickets with multilingual audioguides, skip the line tickets to the palace and gardens, guided tours as well as the Versailles Passport ticket that allows you access to all parts of the Versailles Palace.

Q. Can I skip the long lines with these tickets?

A. Yes, you can skip the long ticket lines with these Palace of Versailles tickets. The ticket purchase line at the Versailles can be anywhere between 45-90 minutes long. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance so that you can skip these lines and head straight to the security at the time of your visit.

Q. Are there skip the line guided tours available for visiting the Palace of Versailles?

A. Yes, there are multiple guided tours that provide skip the line access to the palace as well as the gardens and fountains.

Q. What is the Versailles Passport ticket?

A. The Versailles Passport ticket is a ticket variant that gives you access to all of the estate. With the Versailles Passport, you will be able to visit the Palace with audioguide, the estate of Trianon, temporary exhibitions, the Gardens and the Park, the Musical Fountains Shows or the Musical Gardens and the Coach Gallery.

Q. Do I need separate tickets for visiting the gardens and fountains of Versailles?

A. Yes, tickets for the Palace and the Gardens are separate. Standard admission tickets do not include access to the gardens and fountains. However, with the Passport ticket, you will be able to visit the entire estate, including the palace, the gardens and the fountain shows.

Q. How long in advance can I purchase my tickets?

A. You can purchase tickets to the Palace of Versailles up to 3 months in advance.

Q. What languages are the audioguides available in?

A. Audioguides at the Palace of Versailles are available in 11 languages: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian.