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Palace of Versailles All Access Passport Entry with Audioguide

Audio Guide Flexible Tickets Mobile Tickets 2 Year Validity

Full access to tour this magnificent palace on your own with an audio guide in a choice of 11 languages

  • Explore sections such as The Royal Apartments, The Hall of Mirrors and the sprawling Gardens of Versailles at your pace
  • Includes immersive audio commentary in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
  • From April to October, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun)
  • Quick Tip: Plan your trip post noon (off-peak hours) for swift entry so you can cover all the attractions
  • Free entry for visitors under 18yrs and EU nationals under 26yrs (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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Versailles Palace Skip The Line + Passport Entry with Audioguide

Skip the Line + Audio Guide Mobile Tickets Duration: 90 Min 24 Hour Cancellation

Self-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with an audio guide in 10 languages

  • Your Versailles Passport Entry gives you full access to all areas, including Marie Antoinette's Estate, Carrosses Gallery and the Royal Apartments to explore at your pace
  • Our host will hand over your tickets a short distance from the entrance. These tickets give you priority access inside the exquisite palace
  • Includes audio guide in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian
  • From April to October, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun)
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-18yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Re-entry is not possible upon leaving the premises. In case you wish to re-enter, you will have to purchase a new set of tickets
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Skip The Line Guided Tour of Versailles Palace

Skip The Line Expert Guide 75 Min Mobile Tickets 24 Hour Cancellation

Skip the line access and guided tour of the Palace of Versailles in a choice of 4 languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian)

  • Tour the Palace of Versailles with an expert historian guide who will enrich your experience with lesser-known stories and facts
  • Explore the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments, their themed salons and elaborate ceiling paintings before making your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors
  • Quick Tip: During high season, from April through October, it is recommended to visit the Palace early in the morning to avoid crowds
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-18yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Cannot be canceled
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Palace of Versailles Entry Ticket with Audioguide

Audio Guide Flexible Tickets Mobile Tickets 3 Year Validity

Flexible ticket to Palace of Versailles with an audio guide in 11 languages

  • From the intricately decorated Royal Apartments to the stunning Hall of Mirrors, explore the palace at your pace
  • Includes audio guide in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
  • Quick Tip: Start in the afternoon to skip the peak-time rush
  • This flexible ticket can be redeemed anytime within 3 years from the date of purchase
  • Free entry for visitors under 18yrs and EU nationals under 26yrs (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Does not include entry to the Trianon Estate
  • Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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Palace of Versailles Priority Access Tour from Paris with Transportation

Skip The Line + Audio Guide Coach Transfer Mobile Tickets 24 Hour Cancellation

Round trip coach transfers from Paris to Versailles and self-guided tour with audio pen in 11 languages

  • Pick up your tickets from the host in Paris and hop on to a comfortable air-conditioned coach to the Palace of Versailles
  • Includes audio guide in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
  • Explore the King and Queen's State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and other ongoing exhibitions showcased during your visit
  • From April to October, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun)
  • Does not include entry to the Trianon Estate
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-18yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Versailles Skip The Line Tour with Audioguide

Skip the Line + Audio Guide Mobile Tickets 24 Hour Cancellation

Skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles with convenient mobile tickets

  • Our host will hand over your tickets a short distance from the entrance. These tickets give you priority access inside the exquisite palace
  • Enjoy a self-guided tour of Versailles Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and Carrosses Gallery as your audio guide demystifies some of the palace’s most enticing secrets
  • After touring this striking example of 17th-century European art, you can stroll along the cobblestone grounds through the sprawling French gardens spread over 250 acres
  • From April to October, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun)
  • Does not include entry to the Trianon Estate
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-18yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace & Gardens Guided Tour from Paris

Skip The Line Expert Guide Coach Transfers Mobile Tickets 24 Hour Cancellation

Round-trip coach transfers from Paris to Versailles with a guided tour in a choice of 5 languages

  • Escape the queues to enter the magnificent palace and explore different sections such as the Royal Apartments and Hall of Mirrors with an expert historian guide
  • Guided tours in English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese
  • After touring the palace, explore the verdant Gardens of Versailles that features 386 works of art including more than 200 statues, fountains, ponds, flower beds and woodland
  • From April to October, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun)
  • Ages 3yrs and below go free. Ages 3-17yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Does not include entry to the Trianon Estate -These tickets cannot be canceled or refunded
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Skip the Line Palace of Versailles by Train from Paris

Skip The Line Train Transfers Mobile Tickets 48 Hour Cancellation

Round-trip train transfers from Paris to Versailles with choice of an expert-guided tour or a self-guided tour with audio pen

  • Set off on a 1-hour journey to Versailles with your local host who will escort you for hassle-free transfer
  • For guided tours, choose between an English, French or Spanish-speaking guide; For self-tours, you will have an audio guide in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
  • Skip long queues and head straight to the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's State Apartments, the Queen’s Grand Apartments and the Coronation Room among others
  • From April to October, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun)
  • Once you’ve completed the tour, return to Paris by train at your convenience
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-18yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Versailles Palace Tickets

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. 

There are several different Versailles ticket options for you to choose from.

All Your Palace of Versailles Ticket Options

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.

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.

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.

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 Versaille 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.

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 April 4th to November 1st 2020, the shows take place on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Plan to visit one of these days if you want to witness the musical fountain shows that take place in the Gardens of Versailles. 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.  Read more

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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Explore Versailles Palace

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. Read more

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.  Read more

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 

  • Every Tuesday between May 19th- June 23rd, 2020
  • Saturdays and Sundays between  April 4th to November 1st, 2020
  • Special dates- April 10th, May 8th and 21st, July 14th 2020 
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 ambiance.

Dates 

  • Every Tuesday from April 7 - May 12  and June 30 - October 27 
  • Every Friday from April 3 - October 30 
  • Closed dates - April 10, May 8, July 14 
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 

  • Every Saturday from June 13th to September 19th, 2020. 
  • Water displays From 8:30 PM to 10:40 PM and fireworks from 10:50 PM to 11:05 PM  
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 with Priority Access + Passport ticket.

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 

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.