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The Palace of Versailles is a testament to French royalty, unparalleled in architecture, lavish gardens & oppulent interiors. Browse through our extensive collection of Versailles Palace tickets and get skip-the-line tickets, guided tours & combo offers with Eiffel Tower and more.
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Exclusive: Guided Tour of Versailles Palace with King's Private Apartments Visit
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Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grands Apartments

Hall of Mirrors

Temporary Exhibits

Gardens including fountain or musical show (passport only)

Grand & Petit Trianon (passport only)

Queen’s Hamlet (passport only)

Park

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Priority access to the Palace of Versailles

Expert English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide

Guided tour of the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors)

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Skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles

Access to the King’s Private Apartments

Official Versailles English-speaking guide on the King’s Private Apartments tour

Exclusive access to the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel (decided by the guide)

Access to the Hall of Mirrors

Multilingual audio guide

Small tour group of 25 people or less

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Versailles Tickets Guide

A magnificent palace built by King Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of royalty in Europe. Also a powerful symbol of the French monarchy, it boasts decadent architecture, extensive gardens, and whimsical fountains. It is one of the most visited landmarks in Europe, pulling in almost 10 million visitors every year. If you’re planning a visit, here’s everything you need to know about visiting this iconic landmark, including all your Palace of Versailles tickets and tour options, best time to visit, getting there, and more.

All Your Versailles Palace Tickets & Tour Options

There are a variety of ticket options available to interested guests, allowing you to visit based on your preference, interest, and availability. Choose from standard admission tickets, skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, passport entry, or combo tours.
All visitors are requested to make advance bookings before visiting the Versailles Palace. While booking, you will be asked to select an entry timing of your convenience from all the available time slots, which will ensure that there is no overcrowding at the gates. 

Admission Tickets

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Day Trips From Paris

Combo Tickets

With this Versailles ticket, you can access and explore all the major parts of the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park, and Gardens (except on show days). Your complimentary audio guide will demystify some of the most popular attractions as you explore highlights such as the Carrosses Gallery and Hall of Mirrors within Versailles. 

Recommended Experiences

Tour the Grand Apartments and visit the famous Hall of Mirrors at your own pace. Your complimentary audio guide will provide you with all the relevant information you need for an immersive experience.
Gain access to the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park, and Gardens, even on show days, without waiting in queues. These tickets allow you to skip the line at Versailles Palace and save time. Once inside, you can explore the palace and its surroundings at your own pace. Depending on the ticket you choose, skip-the-line entry is generally accompanied by a detailed guided tour.

Recommended Experiences

Learning more about the palace from a local guide, whilst enjoying the pros of a skip-the-line entry. Visit and learn about all the major attractions at this palace with an expert guide.
One of the best Palace of Versailles tour options is undoubtedly to explore the landmark with an expert guide. Your professional guide will take you around every attraction, making sure that you learn all about the history and significance of the palace. Added benefits of booking this tour option is that closed spaces such as the Petit Trianon, the King's private apartments and the Opera will be accessible only via guided tours. Moreover, all guided tours also include skip-the-line entry, allowing you to bypass the long lines.

Recommended Experiences

Skip the long lines and allow your professional guide to take you on a tour of exclusive areas hardly open to the public: the lavish apartments of the former monarchs King Louis the XV and XVI and more. 
Opt for an all-inclusive tour of the Versailles Palace that includes both pick-up and drop from Paris city center. While these tickets might be more expensive than standard entry tickets, they will also include transportation and a professional guide who will show you around the estate. A major benefit of these day-long tours help you avoid the hassle of planning your commute back and forth. 
 

Recommended Experiences

Travel on an air-conditioned coach from Paris to the Palace of Versailles. Skip the long lines on entry and with your knowledgeable tour guide, explore the grounds and gardens on a fascinating tour. You’ll be dropped back off to the city after the tour.
The best way to get your money and time’s worth in Paris is to go for a combo ticket. Combo tickets allow you direct entry into the Palace of Versailles along with other popular attractions in Paris such as the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Disneyland Paris and more. These ticket options are the best way to save money and see more of Paris. 
 

Recommended Experiences

  • Combo: Palace of Versailles + Louvre Museum Ticket
    Experience the best of Paris with this combo ticket. Get priority access to the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum and enjoy a day filled with art, history and culture.
  • Combo Disneyland Paris and Palace of Versailles tickets
    Cross off two of Paris’ most visited destinations from your list: Disneyland Paris, and the Palace of Versaille. Take full advantage of your time at the iconic Disneyland Paris and all its attractions and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles afterwards with this combo ticket.

Which Versailles Tickets Should You Go For?

Based on your needs, here is how you can pick the right ticket: 

If you’re on a budget

If you’re on a budget, entry tickets are your best option. Not only do you get to enjoy direct admission to the estate but also have an audio guide to aid you as you explore the premise.

If you’re looking to save time and avoid the lines

Opt for skip-the-line tickets. These tickets ensure you bypass the long queues, saving you not just time and energy but also allowing you to explore Versailles and its surroundings at a leisurely pace. 

If you’re looking to dive deep into the Palace Versailles

If you’re looking to explore the history and trivia behind the palace with a licensed expert, you should definitely opt for guided tours. Your local guide will allow you to gain a better understanding of the property and all its attractions. Furthermore, you can also enjoy skip-the-line entry with your guided tour. 

If you want to explore Paris further

Make the most of your Parisian experience with combo tickets that let you pair up one or more attractions with your Versailles tickets. Skip the line and save up on time as you visit famous landmarks such as the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Disneyland Paris and many more with these tickets.

Versailles Tickets Offers & Discounts

Free Entry 

Between the months of November and March, on every first Sunday, the entire estate is open to the public, free of charge. Additionally, non-EU residents below the age of 18, EU residents below the age of 26, disabled individuals along with 1 companion enjoy free admission into the palace. On days when there’s a Musical Fountain Show or Musical Gardens at the Palace of Versailles Gardens and Fountains, children below the age of 6 can access the Versailles Gardens for free, the rest have to buy a ticket at the venue.

Cashbacks and Offers

Headout offers up to 7% off on combo tickets and offers an additional 5% cashback on select tickets.

Plan Your Visit to the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles draws in approximately 10 million visitors every year. Visiting the magnificent palace can become overwhelming due to its vastness and popularity. Here is all the information you need to make your visit a seamless one.

Opening Hours

Getting to Versailles

Facilities/Guidelines

What are the Palace of Versailles’ opening hours?
Opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday between 9:00 AM to 6.30 PM during the high season (April to October) and between 9:00 AM to 5.30 PM during the low season (November to March). The Estate of Trianon is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM. 
 The gardens and park are open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM and 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM respectively; the gardens have free entry, except during fountain shows.
When is the Palace of Versailles closed?
The Versailles Palace is closed every Monday, 25 December and 1 January.
How long is a Palace of Versailles tour?
It takes at least 2-3 hours to see the main palace. Keep aside one hour for the elaborate gardens and 2 hours for Marie Antoinette’s Estate.
What is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles?
If you plan to avoid the crowds, it is best to visit the palace during the week. Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days while Wednesdays and Thursdays are relatively less crowded. The earlier, the better. It is advisable to visit the estate close to opening hours as it not only gives you a headstart but also allows you to avoid peak hour rush. 
Another way to avoid the crowds and enjoy the cool winter is to visit during the off season, between November to March. Expect maximum crowd during the summer months between July and August. 
Where is the Palace of Versailles located?
It is located at Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France, less than 40 minutes from Paris.
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How do I get to the Palace of Versailles?
It takes around 40 minutes to reach the Palace of Versailles from Paris. You could choose to travel from Paris to Versailles by train, bus, car, or opt for a convenient guided tour that includes round trip transportation.
How do I get to Versailles by train?
There are three train stations in Versailles, the closest of which is the Versailles Château Rive Gauche. The RER C line will take you to the Versailles Château-Rive Gauche stop which is a 12 minute walk away from the palace. You can catch your train back to Paris from the same stop. The last train from Versailles Rive Gauche railway station departs at 11:55 PM. 
Nearest Metro Station: Versailles Château Rive Gauche
Can I get to the Palace of Versailles by bus?
Yes. If you choose to travel by bus, you can board bus no. 171 from the Pont de Sèvres stop and get down at the Château de Versailles which is an 8 minute walk away from the palace.
Are return transfers included in my Palace of Versailles tour?
Yes, depending on your choice of tour tickets, transfers may be included to and from Versailles. Palace of Versailles with Versailles Gardens Tour, Full-Day Guided Tour of Palace of Versailles and Trianons with Priority Access and Lunch from Paris, Versailles Palace & Giverny Gardens from Paris with optional lunch are few of the tours that include transfers.
Which Palace of Versailles entrance should I use?
Once you’re past the common main entrance that everybody irrespective of their tickets have to pass through, there are 4 Palace of Versailles entrances one can use:
  • Entrance A: This entrance is for individuals who already have their online pre-booked tickets with them as well as individuals who are qualified for free entry to the location.
  • Entrance B: Individuals who have purchased a ticket for a group tour are allowed to access this entrance which is located on top of the Cour d'Honneur. 
  • Entrance H: Reserved for differently-abled individuals and their companions. 
  • Guided tour entrance: This special entrance is reserved for only those who have booked a guided tour and is located on the right side of the Cour d'Honneur
What facilities does the Palace of Versailles have?
The Palace of Versailles has two free WiFi areas, mobile charging stations, baby changing facilities and lockers.
Are there any luggage facilities at the Palace of Versailles?
Yes. The luggage facilities at the Palace of Versailles are free and can be used to store items like baby carriers, suitcases, umbrellas etc.
Is Versailles wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Palace of Versailles is wheelchair accessible.
Is photography allowed inside the Palace of Versailles?
While you are allowed to click photos, visitors are required to avoid using flash. Similarly, tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed inside the palace.

Explore the Palace of Versailles

With its extraordinary architecture, ornate interiors and elaborate gardens, the Palace of Versailles in France is an elaborate complex that attracts between 8 and 10 million visitors each year. Read on to find out what makes it one of the most popular attractions in France.

The Palace

The principal residence of French royalty, the Palace of Versailles was initially a hunting lodge commissioned for King Louis XIII. It was only in 1682 that King Louis XIII’s son King Louis XIV decided to move the political headquarters from Paris to Versailles. From incredible works of art to extraordinary architecture, there is much to see at Versailles. The palace is elaborate with 2,300 rooms and houses many attractions such as Grand Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Royal Chapel, Royal Opera, and Congress Hall. 

The Royal Apartments

Get a glimpse into the King’s Royal Apartments, and admire the ensemble of 7 rooms with their architecture, art and sculpture. Enjoy art pieces, furniture and tapestries that pay homage to Greek and Roman mythology. With persian carpets and brocade curtains, bask yourself in the luxury of these rooms as you navigate this exclusive area. Move to the Queen’s Royal Apartments, perhaps the most luxurious room in the apartment complex. Also tour the library, salon and even a dining room

The Gardens

Spanning over 230 acres, the Palace of Versailles Gardens are as elaborate as the palace itself. With more than 50 fountains, 620 water jets, hundreds of sculptures, 200,000 trees and 210,000 flowers, it is indeed a sight to behold. Designed by André Le Nôtre, these colossal gardens offer a splendid sight.

The Royal Stables

The Royal Stables or the Coach Gallery house the Great and Small stables. The monument is a testimony to the importance of horses during the rule of the French monarchy. Explore a fine collection of historic carriages, sleds, carriages and harnesses used in the bygone eras of France including ones made for Marie-Antoinette's children. 

The Park

Covering over 800 acres, The Park is a lush extended green space that surrounds the Versailles Palace. Enjoy a tranquil walk through the greenery and come across sites like Lake of the Swiss Guard and the Grand Canal. Additionally, this is one of the zones that you can access for free within the property. 

Fountain Shows

During the months from April to October, the gardens of Versailles are lit up with musical fountain shows. An incredible combination of music and fountain displays, these shows are not to be missed. Watching the waters come alive as they groove to the rhythm of Baroque style music is a very unique experience.

Estate of Trianon

Also known as Marie Antoinette's estate and home to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon palaces, the Estate of Trianon is a more intimate complex located near the main palace. Queen Marie-Antoinette spent a substantial amount of time here. Complete with carefully landscaped gardens, rustic cottages and beautiful facades, the Estate of Trianon is truly worth visiting.

Top Day Trips from Paris

While there's an endless variety of things to do in Paris, if you're looking for something different, why not take a day trip from Paris? Discover the idyllic countryside, extraordinary castles, and culture-filled little towns. Here are some of the top day trips you can go for.

Mont St. Michel

One of the most famous destinations near Paris, Mont St. Michel is a beautiful tidal island near Normandy. Surrounded by sparkling blue sea water, this little town boasts 1000s of years of history. Perhaps its most popular landmark is the awe-inspiring abbey, perched on top of a mountain. Book Paris to Mont St. Michel day trips.

Giverny

Located right on the banks of the Seine River, Giverny is a picturesque little town located less than 1.5 hours from Paris. While the town itself offers plenty of museums and cultural experiences, it is most famous for being the residence of French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. Book Paris to Giverny day tours at Headout and visit Monet's home and gardens.

Champagne

Located about 2 hours from Paris, the province of Champagne is almost exclusively known for the manufacturing and production of some of the finest white wines in the world. Some of the finest grapes including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, now synonymous with exemplary wines, are produced here to prepare wine. Opt for a Paris to Champagne day tour and immerse yourself in the heart of wine country.

Loire Valley

There’s plenty of things to do in the Loire Valley. Lush landscapes, historic castles, and eons of stories perfectly sum up the enchanting location. Located just over 2 hours from the city, it is widely known as the 'garden of France' for its abundance of greenery. Book Loire Valley Castle tickets at Headout and embark on a journey like never before.

Versailles Tickets FAQs

Are online Versailles tickets available now?

Yes. You can book your Versailles tickets and tours online as they now accept only digital reservations. It is advised that guests pre-book their tickets and choose a specific time slot.

What are the different types of Versailles tickets and tours available?

Guests can book standard admission tickets, Versailles skip the line tickets, Versailles guided tours, and Paris to Versailles tours. If you’re on a budget, opt for the standard admission tickets as they give you access to all the zones of the Palace along with a complimentary audio guide. If you’re looking to bypass the long lines and save on time, skip the line tickets are your best options. Looking for a comprehensive tour of Versailles supplemented with authentic historical facts and trivia by a local expert? Versailles guided tours would be a perfect match for your needs. If you’re looking to explore Versailles from Paris, you can opt for an all-inclusive Paris to Versailles tour that includes both pick-up and drop from Paris city center as well as a personal professional guide.

Is skip-the-line entry included in my Versailles tickets and tours?

Yes, skip-the-line access is included in all tickets except for standard admission tickets. All guided tours include skip-the-line entry.

Are guided Versailles tours available now?

Yes, Palace of Versailles guided tours are available now. Groups have been limited to 30 or less. Guided tours provide you with a local expert who systematically shows you around, ensuring you do not miss out on anything. Additionally, tour guides offer an additional advantage of providing you with an authentic history of the Palace and all its attractions.

What parts of the Palace are included in my Versailles tickets and tours?

Guests can access the Royal Apartments, Gallery of Battles, Trianon Estate, Versailles Gardens, Hall of Mirrors, and more with their tickets. Entry to the Marie Antoinette estate is limited right now.

Are any discounts available on Versailles tickets and tours?

Yes. The Palace is free for entry for visitors under the age of 18 and EU visitors under 26. Please note that free entry also requires the mandatory display of a confirmed ticket. Moreover, some tickets also offer additional cashback if booked online.

What are Palace of Versailles hours?

Palace of Versailles hours are from Tuesday to Sunday between 9:00 AM to 6.30 PM during the high season (April to October) and between 9:00 AM - 5.30 PM during the low season (November to March).
The gardens and park are open everyday; the gardens have free entry, except during fountain shows.

How do I go from Paris to Versailles?

You can either drive down, take the train or bus, or opt for a ticket that includes return transfers from Paris.
If you take the train, alight at Versailles Château Rive Gauche and simply walk for 12 minutes to get to the Palace. You can also take bus no. 171 from the Pont de Sèvres stop and get down at the Château de Versailles.

Are return transfers included in my Versailles tours?

Not all tours include return transfers. You would have to specifically book ones that include round trip return transfers from Paris.

What is the best time to visit Versailles?

If you plan to avoid the crowds, it is best to visit the palace during the week. Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days while Wednesdays and Thursdays are relatively less crowded. The earlier, the better. It is advisable to visit the estate close to opening hours as it not only gives you a headstart but also allows you to avoid peak hour rush.
Another way to avoid the crowds and enjoy the cool winter is to visit during the off season, between November to March. Expect maximum crowd during the summer months between July and August.
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