- Enjoy skip the line access and an included audio guide to a UNESCO World Heritage site that's one of the most visited attractions in France
- Catch your reflection in the stunning Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end WWI or bask in 250 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens
- Wide variety of preserved 18th-century French furniture in Baroque, Classicist and Empire style including the famous chests of André Charles Boulle
With hundreds of acres of magnificent gardens and ornaments everywhere you look, this 17th century French castle is a masterclass in swankiness. Get the royal treatment yourself with this ticket by skipping the purchase line. While the splendor amazes your eyes, the included audio guide will fill your head with context. NOTE: These tickets allow you skip the ticket purchase lines, but the security checks are mandatory for all visitors.
Unbelievable as it may seem, this complex was initially a humble brick-and-stone hunting lodge built for Louis XIII. His son Louis XIV (the Sun King) went his own way, turning it into an enormous monument to architecture, art, and the fine taste of the French monarchy. There are no half-measures in its conception or execution (it has more than 1,200 fireplaces!).
That opulence is most evident in the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), a 75m-long ballroom lined with statues and busts. It has 17 arched windows, each embellished with 21 individual mirrors. For those keeping score, that means light beams off 357 mirrors in total.
But the Palace of Versailles isn't just famed for its magnificence - it was also where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end WWI. It's also one of the most visited attractions in France, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The audio guide that comes along with this ticket will give you all sorts of info and stories about the history of this magnificent complex.
Currently undergoing a €400 million restoration program, slated for completion in 2020, some of it 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 not be short of awe-inspiring sights.
**Versailles is closed on Mondays
Place d'Armes, 78000
- Your tickets allow you to enter the Palace at entrance ‘A’ and skip any ticket purchase lines
- the Grand Apartments
- the Hall of Mirrors
- the King’s Chamber, the Queen’s Chamber
- the Apartments of Mesdames
- All visitors are required to submit to a security check. This cannot be skipped, and unfortunately a lengthy line can form at peak times. The line is uncovered, so bring an umbrella if the weather threatens rain!
- Night show
Show your mobile ticket at entrance 'A'
- Versailles is closed on Mondays
- 1 April - 31 October: 9:00 - 18:30
- 1 November - 31 March: 9:00 - 17:30
- By 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.
Saves time and crowded lines just use your smart phone.