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Tickets for Palace of Versailles: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

Get an eye-opening insider tour of the spectacular royal residences

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1 hour 15 minutes
  • Get a guided tour of King Louis XIV's magnificent royal residences, with over 700 Baroque rooms filled with rare treasures and priceless Renaissance art
  • Check your hair in the iconic Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), and see where the treaty of Versailles was signed in this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore 250 acres of stunning gardens, packed with marble statues, hidden grottoes, and world-famous landscaping design

Get the royal treatment with an exclusive guided tour of Louis XIV's jaw-dropping palace. Take in the jewel-encrusted sights as you wander from room to incredible room, stopping to check the Hall of Mirrors and collection of 18th-century art. Then it's time to explore the majestic gardens and soak up 250 beautiful acres of statues, water features, and rare plants.

As stunning as it is, the Palace of Versailles can be a little intimidating – there are more than 700 rooms, after all. A knowledgeable guide makes a world of difference to any Versailles visit, and that's exactly what you'll get with this all-access pass!

'Sun King' Louis XIV gave his father's humble hunting lodge a rather extravagant makeover, showcasing the sheer wealth and power of the French Monarchy. It's just as spectacular today as it would have been almost 400 years ago, stuffed with priceless Renaissance artworks and lavish Baroque architecture.

Your guide will give you a real insider's view, showing you the absolute best of the world's largest royal domain, and teaching you all about its history and inhabitants.

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What's included
  • Entrance to the Palace of Versailles via Priority Access
  • 75-minute guided tour of the Palace with a licensed guide
  • Access to the Park
  • Access to the Gardens (however, a supplement must be paid on Fountain Show and Musical Garden days)
  • Transport to Versailles
Meeting Point
Guidatours, 10 avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles, 78000, Paris
Palace of Versailles
Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles, Paris
  • Meet your guide at the Guidatours office in Versailles. Make sure to be on time! No refunds or reschedules are possible in case of late arrivals
  • All visitors are required to pass a security check at the entrance of Versailles. The security check cannot be skipped, and waiting times may occur. The line is uncovered, so bring an umbrella if rain is due

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.

Key info
Live guide
Wheelchair accessible
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Getting There

  • RER: Line C, Versailles-Château-Rive Gauche
  • SNCF: Versailles-Chantiers or 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
Jul 19, 2018
Fantastic tour guide, Audrey! However the crowds were daunting and some were folks were just plain rude. The audio from Audrey made such a difference.Would recommend.
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 15, 2018
Our Guide Danielle was very enthustiastic and had a great knowledge of the castle. The only downside with the tour was that it was an enormous amount of people. Probably caused by the closure of parts of the castle due to renovation. The gardens was even more impressive than the castle itself.
Jul 9, 2018
It was a great experience
Jul 4, 2018
Highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was both passionate and knowledgeable. We also got in swiftly. Had an very enjoyable day out
Jun 23, 2018
Audrey was awesome. Also the line without a guide was literally about two hours long. With a guide it was pretty short around 20 minutes. Totally worth paying.
Jun 16, 2018
We loved this tour. Although the Château was over-crowded, our superb guide AUDREY did an incredible job!! Would highly recommend!!
Jun 15, 2018
It was a very pleasant experience, the visit was guided and was able to explain everything and answered all the questions.
Jun 13, 2018
Worth every penny. Only regret is I didn’t pay for the garden tour also.
Jun 1, 2018
Loved the tour, it was amazing to see this place. Ruben was a very informative, attentive guide and we had very good service from Guidatours all around. However, our scheduled time to go in was 4.40, we didn't get in till 5, and the palace closed at 6! The tour was for the kings state apartments only but that took an hour so we didn't get to see any other part of the palace. Oh well, so we went out to the gardens and thought we would take the garden train around but that and the golf carts had closed up at 5.45 despite the gardens themselves not closing until 8.30. There weren't many people around which was very pleasant, but it was too hot to walk around and we were tired. This tour needs to start earlier, but of course, this would mean more queuing and more congestion in the palace. Don't miss seeing Versailles though, it's a must do experience in Paris.

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