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Tickets for Palace of Versailles & Gardens: Regular Entrance

See the rooms and gardens of this elegant 17th-century castle

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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Overview

Highlights

  • See a wide variety of preserved 18th-century French furniture in Baroque, Classicist and Empire style including the famous chests of André Charles Boulle
  • Enjoy the 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

Description

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.

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. Versailles is 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.

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to the Palace of Versailles
Access to the Gardens (however, an additional fee must be paid on Fountain Show and Musical Garden days)
Audio guide to download on your device

What's not included

Night show
Additional info

Gardens:

  • 1 April - 31 October: 08:00 - 20:30
  • 1 November - 31 March: 08:00 - 18:00
  • The gardens close at 17:30 on Saturdays with Fountain Night Shows from 6 June to 1 November

Getting There:

  • 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

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at entrance 'A'.

Venue

Opening hours

Sunday 09:00 - 18:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:30
Thursday 09:00 - 18:30
Friday 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday 09:00 - 18:30

How to get there

Palace of Versailles
Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles
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Ratings & reviews

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Aug 21, 2020
Excellent
Amazing, zero lines and quick to book. I loved particularly the gardens.
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Aug 13, 2020
Excellent
It was awesome. What a wonderful place full of history
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Aug 10, 2020
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Fine very friendly

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