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Palace of Versailles tickets with audio tour on mobile app
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Palace of Versailles tickets with audio tour on mobile app

Explore the Palace of Versailles at your own pace with this audio-guided tour available on your smartphone including entrance tickets!

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
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Versailles with audio guide and Paris transfer
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Versailles with audio guide and Paris transfer

Experience the royal Palace of Versailles with an audio-guided commentary and air-conditioned transfer to and from Paris. A great day out!

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Versailles Palace and Gardens tickets with audio tour on mobile app
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Versailles Palace and Gardens tickets with audio tour on mobile app

Visit the Palace of Versailles and Gardens at your own pace with this audio-guided tour available on your smartphone!

Duration from 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bike tour of Versailles Palace with skip-the-line tickets
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Bike tour of Versailles Palace with skip-the-line tickets

Buy your Versailles Bike Tour with Musement with our price match guarantee and secure booking. Get informed, plan and book your amazing activities in Paris.

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Morning tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens
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Morning tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens

Skip the line for an early morning tour of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens! You'll visit the Hall of Mirrors, the King's Grand Apartments, explore the gardens at your own pace...

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Half-day self-guided trip in Versailles with transportation and skip-the-line access
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Half-day self-guided trip in Versailles with transportation and skip-the-line access

Book this excursion to Versailles Palace including round-trip transportation from Paris, skip-the-line access and audioguide!

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Versailles full day with audioguide and transfer
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Versailles full day with audioguide and transfer

Get all the best information for your visit of Versailles with audioguide full day tour and book your tickets, skipping the line, at official rates. Get informed, plan and book your tour around Paris.

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Palace of Versailles and the Trianon with transportation from Paris
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Palace of Versailles and the Trianon with transportation from Paris

Enjoy express access to the Versailles palace and benefit from the expert commentary of a professional guide.

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Small-group Paris to Versailles Day Trip with Garden Stroll
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Small-group Paris to Versailles Day Trip with Garden Stroll

Book a last entry tour of Versailles with Gardens or Fountains Show! Transport by luxury minibus to and from central Paris included. Departure from Trocadero metro station.

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Visit Monet’s Giverny and Versailles in one day
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Visit Monet’s Giverny and Versailles in one day

Book a full-day trip that combines the visit of Claude Monet's bloom-bursting estate at Giverny and the famously extravagant Palace of Versailles.

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Go City | Paris All-Inclusive Pass
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Go City | Paris All-Inclusive Pass

With the Go City® All-Inclusive Paris Pass enjoy access to many sites, art galleries and monuments, hop-on hop-off bus and sightseeing tours.

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Versailles and Giverny in a day from Paris
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Versailles and Giverny in a day from Paris

Book your guided tour of Palace of Versailles and Monet's home in Giverny. Skip the long lines at the entrance of the castle and explore the beautiful gardens of Monet.

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About the Palace of the Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is a dazzling journey into French royal history. Originally a humble hunting lodge built by Louis XIII, his son Louis XIV expanded it into a magnificent palace from 1661 to 1678. He also moved the royal court and government to Versailles. Its golden gates welcome you to explore 2,300 opulent rooms, artistic treasures, baroque architecture and gardens.

Inside, you’ll get a glimpse of the Sun King’s vision to showcase the grandeur of the monarchy and establish a private escape from crowded Paris. From the sparkling Hall of Mirrors to the opulent King’s and Queen’s Royal Apartments – every room is an eye-catching display of art and rich symbolism. Additionally, the Royal Chapel and Opera House add to its allure.

The gardens are a visual delight, with greenery and water features to discover. And during the summer, the gardens spring to life with fountain displays and musical walks. While splendid, they alas pale in comparison to events hosted by Louis XIV, such as his six-day-long ‘party of the Delights of the Enchanted Island’. Also located on the grounds are the Grand Trianon – a summer retreat for the royal family – the Petit Trianon, and Marie Antoinette’s quaint English-style hamlet.

Things to know before your visit

  • The Palace of Versailles is accessible to visitors with reduced mobility

  • Animals are not allowed, except for guide dogs

  • Taking pictures is allowed

  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside

Opening hours

The Palace and Estate of Trianon are open every day except Mondays 

The Palace is open from 09:00 to 18:30, from April to October, and from 09:00 to 17:30, from November to March

The Estate of Trianon is open from 10:00 to 18:30, from April to October, and from 12:00 to 17:30, from November to March

The Gardens are open every day from 08:00 to 20:30, from April to October, and from 8:00 to 18:00, from November to March

Please make sure to check the main website to check the opening hours for different areas of the palace. The Palace of Versailles is closed on Christmas Day  How to get there

By RER C train: take the RER C train to Versailles Château-Rive Gauche (10-minute walk to the palace)

By SNCF train:

- Gare Montparnasse to Versailles Chantiers station (18-minute walk to the palace)

- Gare Saint Lazare to Versailles Rive Droite station (17-minute walk to the palace)

By bus – the RATP bus line 171 runs between Pont de Sèvres and arrives at the entrance of the Palace of Versailles

By car – there are paid parking facilities at Place d’Armes (in front of the palace), Allée de Bailly, Grand Trianon, and Petit Trianon

On foot – it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from Versailles city centre to the palace 

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What should I really see at the Palace of Versailles?

The Palace of Versailles brims with history and opulence. Explore the Hall of Mirrors, an impressive room filled with 357 mirrors, crystal chandeliers and gilded statues. For a glimpse into royal life, you can walk through the King and Queen’s Grand Apartments and don’t miss Marie Antoinette’s Estate. The Gardens are a masterpiece of landscape design, boasting more than 50 fountains, intricate sculptures and beautiful flower arrangements. Musical walks and fountain shows occur at different times throughout the year – the fountains dance to classical music. More must-see highlights include The Royal Opera, Royal Chapel and the Estate of Trianon. 

What are the best ways to visit the Palace of Versailles?

Standard tickets offer entrance to the palace, while combination tickets include additional areas such as the Gardens, Estate of Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s Estate. Audio guides are a great way to explore the palace at your own pace while listening to stories and deeper insights. Ensure you don’t miss a thing on a guided tour, where your expert guide will bring the palace’s history to life. Bike tours are a fun and interactive way to explore the gardens – whizz from place to place and cover the large area. 

How much time do I need to visit the Palace of Versailles?

A full day allows a leisurely exploration of the palace, gardens and additional estates. If time is limited, a half-day visit can cover the main highlights and guided tours can offer a more efficient experience.

What is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles?

Early morning or late afternoon visits during weekdays offer a quieter atmosphere with fewer crowds. The palace sees its busier moments at midday and weekends, especially during peak season. If visiting during the Musical Fountains Show or during other events, be prepared for additional visitors. Consult the event calendar to plan your visit accordingly.

What special exhibitions or events are hosted at the Palace of Versailles?

The Palace often hosts a range of events, shows and exhibitions at different times throughout the year. You can enjoy a musical walk in the summer months, during which the Musical Garden and the Fountain Shows are also a must as fountains make a choreographed splash to classical music. Evening shows are also available. Check the calendar for operas, ballet and art exhibitions too – you might see big names from Caravaggio to the music of Mozart and Handel.

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Reviews Palace of Versailles

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    - March 2016

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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    - October 2015

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    My trip to Versailles was everything I imagined and more! Thank you!

  • Samah

    - October 2015

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

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    - October 2015

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Very enjoyable day our guide Carlos was very informative. Had a delicious meal at the Trianon restaurant and enjoyed walking round both the Grand and ...