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1 hr 30 mins
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Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grands Apartments
Hall of Mirrors
Audioguide
Temporary Exhibits
Gardens (including fountain or musical show)
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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Expert English, French, or Spanish-speaking tour guide
15 or less guests/tour group
Priority access to the Palace of Versailles
Guided tour of the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors)
Access to the gardens and the shows (when available)
Access to Trianon Estate
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This ticket cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled upon request
This ticket cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled upon request
This ticket cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled upon request

Versailles Tickets Guide

A magnificent palace built by King Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of royalty in the whole of Europe. Also a powerful symbol of the French Monarchy, it boasts decadent architecture, extensive gardens, and whimsical fountains. 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.

Post Covid-19 Safety Measures and New Rules at the Palace of Versailles

  • It is mandatory that guests book their tickets online to ensure that visitor capacity is restricted per time slot.
  • it is also mandatory that all visitors carry a valid health pass, negative antigen test, or a negative RT-PCR test report (taken 48 hours prior) to access the estate and gardens.
  • To ensure maximum safety, all visitors must wear masks within the venue.
  • A maximum of 500 people will be allowed entry into the castle per time slot.
  • Visitors should follow the markings on the ground and maintain a distance of one meter from each other.
  • The smaller venues such as the Petit Trianon, the King's private apartments, and the Opera will be open for guided tours only.
  • Entrances and exits are separate and clearly marked at the Palace of Versailles and on the Trianon Estate.

Versailles Ticket and Tour Options Explained

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 Palace of Versailles. 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. All visitors are required to arrive on time and wear masks for the entire duration of their visit. Please note that a COVID-19 help desk has been set up at the South Ministers’ Wing. Visitors can visit the same regarding all COVID-19 related queries.

Admission Tickets

Priority Access Tickets

Guided Tours

Passport Entry

Tours From Paris

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 Palace’s most popular attractions as you explore highlights such as the Hall of Mirrors and the Carrosses Gallery. 
Please note that in light of the coronavirus crisis, the Palace of Versailles is functioning under reduced capacities. A maximum of 500 people is allowed into the museum at one time. Visitors should maintain 1-meter distance at all times, for which markings have been made on the ground.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Gain access to and enjoy the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park & Gardens at your own pace. 
  • The complimentary audio guide that comes in 10 different languages will help you understand more about each of these attractions.

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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.
With the Palace of Versailles Priority Access Ticket, you can gain access to the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park, and Gardens, even on show days. These tickets allow you to bypass queues. Once inside, you can explore the palace and its surroundings at your own pace.
Please keep in mind that as part of the social distancing measures, there are separate Palace of Versailles entrances and exits for both the palace and the Trianon Estate. Visitors are requested to enter through the Grand Trianon and exit through the Petit Trianon.

Why go for these tickets?

  • These Versailles tickets come with priority access which allows you instant entry into one of the most popular attractions of France.
  • Gain access to all the must-see attractions of Versailles, including the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park & Gardens. 

Recommended Experiences

Your priority access Versailles ticket allows you to head past the ticket box office and entry line. Begin your tour by exploring the ornate King's State Apartments.
Undoubtedly one of the best ways to discover the palace, a Palace of Versailles Guided tour will allow you to make the most of your visit. Your professional guide will take you around each and every attraction, making sure that you learn all about the history of the palace. 
Please note that until further notice, closed spaces such as the Petit Trianon, the King's private apartments and the Opera will be accessible only via guided tours.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Experience the best of Versailles with access to the Castle, Carrosses Gallery, Park & Gardens.
  • These tickets come with a professional guide who will take you around the estate, making your experience a hassle-free one.

Recommended Experiences

Allow your professional guide to escort you past the long waiting lines and witness the most famous places within the Castle and the Carrosses Gallery. Begin your visit with the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments as your guide regales you with stories of the French monarchy. 
Explore the monumental Palace of Versailles on this guided tour. Skip the long lines and discover the rich life of French royalty with your professional guide.
Enjoy unlimited access to the entire royal estate with your Versailles Passport ticket. While you can only visit the Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and the gardens with a standard entry ticket, a Passport ticket also gives you access to otherwise restricted areas like Marie Antoinette’s Estate, as well as the Musical Garden shows.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Enjoy access to Marie Antoinette’s Estate and the Musical Garden shows which you cannot access with a basic Versailles ticket.
  • This ticket gives you access to the Palace, the Estate of Trianon, temporary exhibitions, the gardens and Park, the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens along with the Gallery of Coaches.

Recommended Experiences

Explore the Royal Estate with this immersive experience and learn more about King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
If you are looking for an immersive experience, you can opt for an all-inclusive tour of the palace that includes both pick-up and drop from Paris city center. While these tickets might be more expensive than the standard entry tickets, they will also include transportation and a professional guide who will show you around the estate. These day-long tours are the best option if you have limited time in the city and would like to see more of Paris.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive and immersive experience with Palace of Versailles Tour From Paris
  • Your professional guide will help you in making the most of the tour by providing you with fascinating tidbits regarding these attractions. 
  • Enjoy comfortable and hassle-free transfers to and from the city center. 

Recommended Experiences

Make your way to central Paris and meet your hostess who will escort you to your train and accompany you to Versailles. After skipping the long lines, explore the palace and the gardens, and then experience the coveted Musical Fountain Show and the Musical Gardens Show as well. 
Travel on an air-conditioned coach from Paris to Palace of Versailles. Here, with your knowledgeable tour guide, explore the grounds and gardens on a fascinating tour.

Plan Your Visit

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

Tips/Facilities

What are the 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.

When is the Palace of Versailles closed?

The Versailles Palace is closed every Monday, 25 December and 1 January.

How long does it take to tour Versailles?

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.

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.
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.

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 the luggage facilities at the Palace of Versailles free?

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 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. 

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

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.  

Other 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 at Headout.

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

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

Versailles Tickets FAQs

Is it safe to visit the Palace of Versailles post-COVID-19?

To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Palace of Versailles now accepts only online reservations. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors.

What safety measures are in place at the Palace of Versailles?

Guests must carry a health pass, negative antigen test, or negative RT-PCR test report before visiting the Palace. It is mandatory that guests book their tickets online and adhere to their time slot. Usage of masks and social distancing is mandatory. Visitor capacity and guided tours have also been limited.

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 prebook 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.

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. Guided tours all 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.

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 3 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 day of the week 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.

How long does it take to tour the Palace of Versailles?

It takes around 2 hours to explore the main palace, while the gardens take up at least 1 hour. If you plan to visit Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, keep aside an extra 1 hour.
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