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Skip the long entry line with your priority access ticket and make the most of your time in Versailles. Tour the exquisite royal apartments, visit the stunning Hall of Mirrors and roam around the gardens. Learn all about the French monarchy as your complimentary audio guide demystifies some of the Palace’s most enticing secrets. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to tour the royal estate; however, your ticket grants admission until closing hours on the day of your visit.

Highlights

  • Avoid long queues with exclusive skip-the-line access and make the most of your time at Versailles.
  • Enjoy convenient ticket pickup just a few minutes walk from the Palace of Versailles.
  • From King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, get a glimpse into the lives of the French monarchy’s most influential figures.
  • See the ornate King's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors at the Palace.
  • Take a stroll in the beautiful French gardens and admire the exquisite Versailles fountains.
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Your Experience

Make the Most of Your Versailles Skip the Line Tour with Your Priority Access Pass

With your Priority Access pass, avoid the long queues and make the most of your time in Versailles. While purchasing tickets on-site requires you to queue in two lines, the ticket box office and the entry line, your skip the line pass allows you to bypass both.

The Ornate State Apartments and the Glittering Hall of Mirrors

Begin your visit by exploring the ornate King's State Apartments. Learn about the French monarchy and peek into the private lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. Next, make your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Designed to protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke, the hall’s 357 mirrors were strategically placed to reflect the light of candles. With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the whole hall!

Take a Stroll in the French Gardens and see the Exquisite Versailles Fountains

After admiring the inside of the Palace, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate’s impressive architecture. Stroll along the cobblestone grounds, through the beautiful French gardens, and pass by 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.

For tips on how to navigate the palace, make the most of your time, and choose the best experience, refer to our Palace of Versailles tours and tickets collection.

In addition to the Castle, explore the two Trianons and get a peek into the Queen’s world with our Versailles skip-the-line VIP Entry ticket.

If you’d like to maximize your time at the palace of Versailles and get a more in depth Castle experience, check out the Versailles Priority Access Guided Tour- 75 Minutes Classic ticket.

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Inclusions

  • Priority Access to the Palace of Versailles.
  • Audioguide.
  • Access to the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors).
  • Access to the Gardens and Fountains, including the days of Musical Fountain and Garden shows.
  • Access to The Park.
  • Access to The Carrosses Gallery.
  • Exclusive Headout Versailles Palace Visitor's Guide
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Exclusions

  • Live Guide.
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, the Trianon.
  • Transportation from/to Paris.
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

The tours are priced higher on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from April to October. This is because on Saturday and Sunday, the experience includes access to the Musical Fountains Show while on Tuesday and Friday, the experience includes access to the Musical Gardens.

Upgrade to Tickets with Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate

In addition to the Castle, explore the two Trianons and get a peek into the Queen’s world with our Versailles skip-the-line VIP Entry ticket.

Upgrade to Versailles Guided Tour

If you’d like to maximize your time at the palace of Versailles and get a more in depth Castle experience, check out the Versailles Priority Access Guided Tour- 75 Minutes Classic ticket.

Timings

Versailles skip-the-line tours with audio guide are available Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 11:30 AM, 12:30 AM, 1:45 PM and 2:45 PM. In case of late arrival, no refund or postponement will be granted.

Getting There

By Train: To reach the Palace of Versailles by train, you have several options:

  • Take RER line C to Versailles Rive Gauche. From the station, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the Palace.
  • From Paris Montparnasse train station, SNCF trains arrive at Versailles Chantiers station, an 18-minute walk to the Chateau.
  • From Paris Saint Lazare train station, SNCF trains arrive at Versailles Rive Droite station, a 17-minute walk to the Château.

Upon arrival, head to the Guidatours office, at 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, located approximately 400 meters outside the Palace of Versailles.

Should you head directly to the palace with your confirmation voucher, you will not be given entry.

Guides/Languages

Audio guides are available in 11 languages:

Spanish | Chinese | English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Russian

The audio guides will be distributed in the Palace by your tour representative.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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erika moreno matua
Erika
Reviewed in March, 2019

El servicio fue excelente

Alberto Hanson
Alberto
Reviewed in February, 2019

So pretty. Dont forget to take a stroll in the beautiful French gardens and admire the exquisite Versailles fountains.

Marilyn Greene
Marilyn
Reviewed in February, 2019

Once you get access to the Palace and gardens we were basically on your own and so we followed our audio guide

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How to Redeem your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Versailles Skip The Line Tour with Audioguide voucher instantly. You need not take a print out. Please download and display the voucher on your mobile device at the meeting point on the day of your Versailles experience.

Meeting Point

The Guidatours office, at 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, is located approximately 400 meters outside the Palace of Versailles, just across the street from the train station Versailles Rive Gauche-Chateau de Versailles. You can find the Google Maps location for the office here..

How to Get There

On the day of your Versailles experience, display your voucher via mobile phone at the Guidatours office, located just a few minutes walk from the Palace of Versailles, directly across the street from the train station Versailles Rive Gauche. A host will hand you your skip-the-line voucher and escort you to the Versailles Palace entrance B, at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur.

Make your way straight into the palace, bypassing the hours-long entry and security lines.

Validity

Your Versailles ticket is valid at the starting time written on your voucher. In case of late arrival, no refund or postponement will be granted.

It takes approximately 2-3 hours to tour the royal apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Park and gardens. However, your ticket grants admission until closing hours on the day of your visit.

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Where?

Guidatours, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

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