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Tickets for Palace of Versailles: Access All Areas + Audio Guide

Access all areas of the Sun King’s estate with an audio guide

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Overview
Highlights
  • Walk through Marie Antoinette's private compound, one of the few things bigger than her gravity-defying hairdo!
  • Amble through 250 acres of landscaped garden, the stunning Hall of Mirrors, Royal Opera, The Grand Trianon and more
  • Admire French Art - the furniture is a large collection in Baroque, Classicist and Empire style. Check the beautifully preserved famous chests of André Charles Boulle
Description

In the public mind, the name Versailles conjures up notions of the sumptuous palace and vast landscaped gardens. But did you know there's also a third part? With this passport ticket, you’ll be able to explore The Queen’s Hamlet, Marie Antoinette’s private compound.

The main palace and gardens are extravagant beyond belief. More than 700 rooms, a large collection of 18th-century French art, an opera house and a 75 m-long hall of mirrors lined with statues and busts.

The gardens feature all manner of luxuries and follies that a European monarch just couldn’t do without: meticulously manicured lawns, hundreds of ornate fountains and statues of Greek gods emerging from water pools.

But that's not all: the famously profligate Marie Antoinette wasn't content with the room she had at Versailles, so she insisted on having her own compound away from the main palace. And boy howdy, did she get it!

Two smaller - though still grand - palaces, known as the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, already existed on the edge of the grounds. She took these and added a village of idyllic, rustic buildings that came to be known as The Queen’s Hamlet. It was all fun and games till the rabble came calling…

Versailles has a total area of more than 2,000 acres, so there’s plenty of magnificence to go round - or above! (In 1783, the first balloon flight experiment was held for the king. The passengers included a duck, a rooster, and a sheep).

Note

The four rooms in the Queen’s State Apartment are currently closed for renovation. Visitors can learn about Marie-Antoinette’s world in other places, such as the Petit Trianon and the Queen Hamlet.

Visitors to Versailles 1682-1789 (22 October 2017 - 25 February 2018)

The Palace of Versailles has always been a magnet for distinguished guests, especially during the 17th and 18th centuries when King Louis XIV and his heirs welcomed ambassadors, artists, writers, philosophers, architects, and scholars to their stately palace. This new exhibition assembles over 300 works, including portraits, sculptures, court attire, travel guides, tapestries, and porcelain to tell the stories of some of the Palace's most notable visitors.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Access to all areas of the Versailles museum and estate (Palace of Versailles, Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, the gardens)
  • Access to all temporary exhibitions
  • Night show
  • Access to the gardens on a fountains-show day
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at entrance 'A'.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Palace of Versailles
Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles, Paris
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • Palace: 1 April - 31 October 9:00 - 18:30, 1 November - 31 March 9:00 - 17:30
  • Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate: 1 April - 31 October 12:00 - 18:30, 1 November - 31 March 12:00 - 17:30
  • Gardens: 1 April - 31 October 8:00 - 20:30, 1 November - 31 March 8:00 - 18:00

Getting There

  • RER: Line C, Versailles-Château-Rive Gauche
  • SNCF: Versailles-Chantiers or Versailles-Rive Droite
  • Due to works scheduled to be done by the end of August, the best way to reach the Palace is via the RER C from the Gare de Javel
Reviews
Dec 12, 2017
Very easy - no problems at all!
Dec 10, 2017
Amazing place!
Dec 9, 2017
Awesome! Definitely a must see in France!
Dec 9, 2017
e-ticket is amazing. You don’t need to wait for a very long que if you have this ticket. It’s worth it!!!
Dec 4, 2017
good
Dec 3, 2017
Convenient
Nov 29, 2017
An amazing place, quick security line, about 2 minutes tops, showed my Tiqets admission code and that was it, audio guide ready, if you can, bring your headphones to avoid holding the devide to your ear.
Nov 27, 2017
Not sure that it saved us much time the day we went (it wasn’t too crowded to buy tickets) but buying online is so much more convenient!
Nov 26, 2017
Excellent
Nov 25, 2017
So fast and easy!

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