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Tickets for Palace of Versailles: Access All Areas + Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens

See water fountains set to music + audio guide

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Overview
Best time to visit
From 9:00 to 16:00
Highlights
  • An unmissable UNESCO World Heritage site that's fascinated people from around the world for centuries
  • Enjoy the fountains and groves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of music, figuratively and metaphorically lighting the palace and its gardens
  • Check out Marie Antoinette’s separate 'little' hamlet, catch your reflection in the stunning Hall of Mirrors and enjoy the Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens
Description

The word grandeur could have been coined for Versailles itself - with this ticket you’ll be able to enjoy the entire package, not only the palace but also Marie Antoinette's separate estate and the Musical Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens. Find the secret passage she used during the French Revolution to reach the king's chamber.

In its heyday as the French royal court, Versailles accommodated 10,000 people; it's always been synonymous with extreme extravagance. This opulence is exemplified by the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors). It’s a 75 m-long ballroom, adorned with busts and statues (and - of course - mirrors, 357 of them). Not only a beautiful building, it’s also where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to put an end to WWI, and one of France’s most visited sites.

Marie Antoinette famously said “let them eat cake” and her elitist tastes can be seen by the fact that Versailles wasn’t quite big enough for her. She was given her own little 'hamlet' on the edge of the estate (which is comprised of three 'smaller' palaces).

And for the pièce de résistance you can bask in a royal glow with either the Musical Fountains Show or the Musical Garden (it depends on the day you visit). The former allows you to amble by the fountains and groves as the water features keep time with classical music. The latter gives you a courtly promenade through the gardens as classical music sets the mood. Either way, it's a good idea to pack your most elaborate powdered wig.

Currently undergoing a €400 million restoration program, slated for completion in 2020, some of Versailles may be clad in scaffolding when you visit. But don't let that put you off: with 700 rooms, 67 staircases, tons of priceless art, and the lovingly maintained gardens, you'll have plenty of awe-inspiring sights.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • All areas of the Versailles museum and estate (Palace of Versailles, Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, the gardens)
  • All temporary exhibitions
  • Night Show
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

  • 1 April - 31 October: 9:00 - 18:30
  • 1 November - 31 March: 9:00 - 17:30

Gardens

  • 1 April - 31 October: 7:00 - 20:30
  • 1 November - 31 March: 8:00 - 18:00
  • Closes at 17:30 on Saturdays with Fountains Night Shows, also on 16, 23 and 30 June, 7, 14, 21 and 28 July, 4, 11, 18 and 25 August, 1, 8 and 15 September and 28 October 2018

Getting There

Train:

  • RER: Line C to Versailles-Château-Rive Gauche
  • SNCF trains from Montparnasse Station: to Versailles-Chantiers
  • SNCF trains from Saint-Lazare Station: to Versailles-Rive Droite
  • Parking: There are several paid car parks inside and outside the Estate. Access is free of charge for disabled visitors' vehicles, upon presentation of supporting documents
Reviews
May 21, 2018
Over crowded. Not recommended for anyone traveling with toddlers.
May 18, 2018
Skip the Palace. Too many group tours with badly behaved and pushy members. Go straight to the Jardins and Trianon. They are spectacular and far less crowded.
May 18, 2018
Worth the cost. Don’t forget to wander the grounds after you’ve toured the house. It’s expansive and beautiful
May 18, 2018
This is one place you must visit .... one day is probably not long enough. Fantastic.
May 12, 2018
Good
Apr 30, 2018
Perfect
Apr 21, 2018
If you can, pay the extra euros to purchase a 'skip the queue' ticket as it would be well worth it. Unfortunately this option was sold out on the day we chose to tour the Palace and the queues were horrendous. Being jostled and herded through small roped off areas in most of the Palace rooms wasn't pleasant. Couldn't wait to go out into the gardens for some fresh air and space. The beauty of the gardens did not disappoint and we happily spent 2 hours wandering around taking in the magnificent landscapes.
Apr 21, 2018
It was very busy but as I had pre-booked my tickets the queues were shorter. The gardens were lovely and worth doing.
Apr 18, 2018
Easy buying process and made entry to gardens easy as well.
Apr 18, 2018
Outstanding!

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What do these tickets include?
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