Versailles Entry Ticket with Audioguide
With your basic entry ticket to the Palace of Versailles, tour the magnificent Grand Apartments, visit the stunning Hall of Mirrors and roam around the gardens as your audio guide demystifies some of the Palace’s most enticing secrets.
Versailles with Audio Guide Ticket Highlights
- Tour the magnificent Grand Apartments as your audio guide demystifies some of the Palace’s most enticing secrets.
- Visit the stunning 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 gorgeously landscaped lawns and fountains.
- From King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, get a glimpse into the lives of the French monarchy’s most influential figures.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The exquisite 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. Illustrating more than five centuries of French history, the Palace not only houses remarkable works of art - it stands as a work of art itself. One of the most ornately designed rooms of all, the Hall of Mirrors features 357 mirrors, including seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows overlooking the gardens. The Versailles Palace Gardens span an impressive 250 acres, and continue to thrive as a beautifully manicured plot with 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains.
Each year, it is estimated that approximately 5 million people visit the Palace of Versailles, and between 8 and 10 million people walks its gardens. A place of immense beauty, Versailles stands as a symbol of France’s monarchy and its glorious history.
What to Expect with Your Versailles Entry Ticket
With your pre-purchased Versailles entry ticket, avoid the long line at the ticket box office and head straight to Entrance A of the Castle. For just €2 more (the price of a basic entry ticket at the box office is €18) you will save yourself both time and stress.
Upon entering the Palace, collect your complimentary audio guide from one of the two pick-up counters located on the ground floor, one at the entrance to the Apartment Ladies and the other at the entrance to the Gallery of Castles. Your ticket gives you access to the most famous places within the royal estate, including the Castle, Park and gardens, plus entry to any exhibitions on show at the time of your visit. Begin your visit by exploring the ornate King and Queen'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!
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.
- Ticket to the Palace of Versailles
- The Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors)
- The Gardens (excluding days of Garden shows)
- The Park
- The Carrosses Gallery
- Priority Access
- Entrance to the Gardens on Fountain Show and Musical Show days (select evenings April-Oct)
- Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
- Transportation to/from Paris
Know Before Your Go
Palace of Versailles Hours
Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 6:30 pm. Closed on Mondays and May 1st.
Gardens of Versailles Hours
Open daily from 8 am to 8:30 pm during high season (April - October) and from 8 am to 6 pm in low season (November to March). On the days of Grandes Eaux and Musical Gardens (from April to October), a Versailles Passport ticket is required to visit the gardens.
Gallery of Carrosses Hours
Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Closed on Mondays and May 1st.
The Palace of Versailles is located only 30 minutes from central Paris. The main entrance to the Palace of Versailles is by the Cour d'Honneur. To reach 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.
You can find RER and SNCF trains schedule at www.transilien.com.
What to wear
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Smart-casual attire is suggested.
Where to eat
There are several restaurants at your disposal around the Palace grounds You may picnic at the Park, but not in the gardens. Be sure to carry water with you throughout your tour. It can get quite hot during the summer and you will be walking a lot.
Upgrade to Priority Access tickets
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.
Upgrade to Passport Entry tickets
If you happen to visit the Palace on a Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday, consider opting for a a Versailles Passport ticket and catch one of the famous water fountain and musical shows.
When to Visit During high season, from April through October, it is recommended to visit the Palace early in the morning, right when it opens. The entry line grows quite long throughout the day, especially on weekends.
It takes approximately 2-3 hours to tour the Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Park and Gardens. However, your ticket grants admission until closing, on the day of your visit.
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.
Versailles Entry tickets have a strict non-refundable cancellation policy. Should you miss your reserved time slot or wish to reschedule, you will not be allowed to do so.
Other than the wait, the whole experience was exqusite.
Had to wait for quiet a while, but this is a good deal and the trip was worth the money.
I was expecting a longer wait but got in faster than expected. The tour was pretty good but a guide would have made it more informative.
How to Redeem your Tickets
• Upon confirmation of your booking, you will receive your voucher in a separate email.
• On the day of your Versailles experience, display your voucher via mobile phone at Entrance A of the Palace, located on the top left side of the courtyard.
Your Versailles ticket is valid anytime within operating hours on the day of your booking reservation. Last entry will be at 6PM.
Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France, Versailles
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