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Versailles Palace Skip The Line + Passport Entry with Audioguide

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Skip the long entry line with your priority access pass and head straight inside the exquisite Palace of Versailles. With an audio guide to lead the way, tour the ornate royal estate. While the basic entry ticket only includes access to the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the gardens, the Passport entry ticket gives you additional access to Marie Antoinette’s Estate as well as the stunning Musical Garden shows. Experience the best of Versailles with this all-inclusive ticket.

Highlights

  • Avoid long queues with exclusive skip-the-line access to the Versailles Palace and make the most of your time in this exquisite city.
  • Tour the magnificent Grand Apartments as your audio guide demystifies some of the Palace’s most enticing secrets.
  • Get dazzled by the Hall of Mirrors - a corridor filled with 357 mirrors that majestically reflect the gardens through arched windows.
  • Roam around the gardens and explore 250 acres of perfectly manicured lawns and fountains.
  • Get a glimpse into the lives of French royalty’s most influential figures.
  • Also get a chance to see one of the stunning fountain or musical shows in the Palace’s gardens.
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What to Expect

The enchanting Palace of Versailles is one of the most extraordinary achievements in 17th-century European art. Situated just 30 minutes outside Paris, in the village of Versailles, this elaborate complex once thrived as an epicenter of political power for the Kingdom of France. Today, the Palace, also known as Château de Versailles, contains 700 rooms spread across 800 hectares. Each year, it is estimated that approximately 5 million people visit the Palace of Versailles, and between 8 and 10 million people walk through its gardens.

Begin your visit by exploring the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments. Learn about the French monarchy and explore the themed salons and their elaborate ceiling paintings. Next, make your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors.

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 Marie Antoinette’s Estate, discover the Trianons and get a peek into her secret life.

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. 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 Half Day Guided Tour ticket.

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Inclusions

  • Priority Access to the Palace of Versailles.
  • Audio Guide.
  • Access to the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors) Gardens, Park, Carrosses Gallery.
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate.
  • Entrance to the Gardens on Fountain Show and Musical Show days.
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Exclusions

  • Guide.
  • Transportation from/to Paris.
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

With the Palace of Versailles Priority Access pass, avoid the never-ending queue and make your way directly into the Palace of Versailles. Your VIP ticket gives you access to all the areas included in regular entry tickets, plus entry to Marie Antoinette's Estate and the Musical Gardens and Fountain shows, which happen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Priority Access

Upon arrival, head directly to the entrance of the Castle. Your Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour tickets will allow you to bypass the long entry line, saving you upto 3 hours of queueing. In addition, having pre-booked tickets online, you will also avoid the hassle of having to wait in line at the on-site ticket box office. Keep in mind that all visitors, regardless of ticket type or vendor, are still required to pass through security.

Timings and Availability

Versailles skip-the-line VIP tours with audio guide are available Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM.

Tour Length

It takes approximately 3-4 hours to tour the royal apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Trianons, Park and gardens. However, your ticket grants admission until closing hours on the day of your visit.

Palace of Versailles

Tuesday to Sunday: The Palace opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 6:30 PM. Last entry is at 6:00 PM.

The Trianon Estate and the Carrosses Gallery open in the afternoon, at 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM respectively. Both close at 6:30 PM.

The Gardens open at 8:00 AM and the Park at 7:00 AM; both close at 8:30 PM.

The entire premises of the Palace of Versailles closes each year on May 1st.

Hours are subject to change during severe weather conditions.

Versailles Garden Fountain and Musical Shows

From April 1st to 31st October, the Garden shows take place on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Your ticket includes VIP access to these shows.

Garden shows do not take place from November 1st till 31st March. During this period, entry to the Gardens is free on all days.

Reduced Price Tickets

Children below the age of 6 enter for free. Child tickets (6-17 years) are available at a reduced price of €10. Please select the right profile type for your group during checkout. Also, please ensure that you are carrying a valid ID of the members in your group if you select any reduced price tickets during checkout.

Getting There

By Train

Your visit to the Palace of Versailles begins at 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.

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.

Guides/Languages

Audio guides are available in 11 languages: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian.

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.

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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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We forgot to check in at the main check in point and had gone directly to the palace. You accommodated is and had us ready for checking at our designated time. Really helpful.

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Friendly and helpful. Liked the audio guides, but the information included with the guide didn’t include all the areas we visited.

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How to Redeem your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Versailles Palace Skip The Line + Passport Entry with Audioguide shortly. You need not take a print out. Please download and display it at the meeting point on the day of the experience.

Meeting Point

Guidatours office at 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle.

How to Get There

The Guidatours office is located at a 10-minute 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 Palace of Versailles 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. Collect your audio guide from one of two pick-up counters and enjoy your experience at the palace of Versailles.

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Validity

Your Versailles ticket is valid starting at your reserved time slot, until closing time on the day of your visit.

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Where?

Guidatours, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

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Additional Information

  • The access is free except during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens.
  • The Gardens close exceptionally at 5.30 PM on 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 21, and 28 July, 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 and 25 August.
  • The Gardens close exceptionally at 6pm on 30 October.
  • The Gardens close exceptionally at 6.30pm on 8 and 9 July.
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