Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles Timings & Open Hours

The Palace of Versailles is open to public throughout the year. However, its opening hours vary according to the high and low tourist season. While the high season extends from the end of spring to the beginning of autumn, the low season goes on through autumn in November and lasts till the end of winter. The dates are:

High Season- 1 April to 31 October
Low Season- 1 November to 31 March

Palace of Versailles Opening Hours

The Palaces
Parks & Gardens
Château de Versailles

High Season
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Low Season
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Marie Antoinette Estate & Palace of Trianon

High Season
Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Low Season
Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM

The Parks

High Season
Every day: 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Low Season
Every day: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Gardens

High Season
Every day: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Low Season
Every day: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Best Time To Visit Palace Of Versailles

The best time of the year to visit Versailles, and Paris, is from April-June and October-November. The weather during these months remains mild and you can enjoy the travelling during these months as the crowds are relatively lesser.

The low season lasts from November through March. If you wish to experience Versailles without the maddening crowds that it attracts, then the low season months are perfect for you.

Also, keep in mind that most people visiting Versailles are travelling from Paris. To avoid this crowd, you should aim to visit the palace immediately after it opens, or a couple of hours before it closes.

Versailles Show Timings

Fountain Shows
Other Shows
The Musical Fountain Shows

April 6th to October 27th - Saturdays and Sundays
May 21st to June 25th - Tuesdays
April 19th, May 8th, May 30th, August 15th

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Night Fountains Show

June 15th to September 21st - Saturdays

8:30 PM to 11:05 PM

The Musical Gardens

April 2nd to May 14th - Tuesdays
July 2nd to October 29th - Tuesdays
April 5th to October 25th - Fridays (except April 14th)

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Royal Serenade (Hall of Mirrors)

June 15th to September 21st - Saturdays

6:30 PM to 7:50 PM

Palace of Versailles Timings - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles?
The best time to visit the Palace of Versailles, in terms of lesser crowds, is the low season (1 November to 31 March). During the low months, the hours immediately after opening and before closing for the day are when the crowd is at its thinnest. Anytime between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and after 3:00 PM would be perfect for visiting the palace.

Q. What days are the palace and gardens closed on?
The palace and the gardens are open to public every day of the year.

Q. Does the fountain show happen every day?
No, the fountain shows take place on select days only. Please refer to the Versailles Show Timings section above.

Q. Do the Marie Antoinette Estate & Palace of Trianon open at the same time as the main palace?
No, they open later in the day. While the main palace opens at 9:00 AM, the Palace of Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Estate open at 12:00 PM.

Q. How long does it take to travel to Versailles from Paris?
If you're travelling by road (N118), it will take you roughly 40 minutes to travel from Paris to Versailles. Trains running at regular intervals between the two cities also take roughly the same amount of time. If you're staying in Paris and planning to visit Versailles, it is advisable that you add an hour at each end of your itinerary to accommodate for the time spent travelling.

Palace of Versailles Ticket Options

Versailles & Gardens Skip the Line Ticket with Audio Guide
Palace of Versailles All Access Passport Entry with Audio Guide
Skip The Line Guided Tour of Versailles Palace
Palace of Versailles Priority Access Tour from Paris with Transportation