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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
Jul 17, 2018
You will need a golf cart to roam the gardens. get a map and make sure all fountains are working during the time of your visit
Jul 16, 2018
:-)
Jul 16, 2018
Have good walking shoes for gardens.
Jul 8, 2018
Must see. Hope the management can do more effociently for more lines.
Jul 7, 2018
I was completely satisfied. The line was not that long. I was able to enjoy the fountains. Be prepared to spend there all day
Jul 6, 2018
Il servizio è ottimo ma la fila va fatta comunque. Andate molto presto prima dell'apertura o nel primo pomeriggio. La reggia e i giardini sono stupendi
Jun 30, 2018
Les Jardins are wonderful. A single day is not enough :)
Jun 30, 2018
Very convenient
Jun 24, 2018
Perfect summers day in Versailles.
Jun 19, 2018
Crowded in the morning, next time i would reconsider coming in the afternoon:)

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