The Palace of Versailles

A UNESCO World Heritage Centre for the past 30 years, the Palace of Versailles is a must-see during your stay in Paris and the surrounding area.

 

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    Palace of Versailles

  • Chateau de Versailles

    Palace of Versailles

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    About the Palace of Versailles

    The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII gained its famous reputation when his son Louis XIV, known as the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), decided to move the French royal court from Paris to Versailles in 1682. The Palace of Versailles then became the official royal residence until the French revolution. Today, visitors can experience a taste of this illustrious history by exploring the sumptuous décor and exquisite gardens.
    Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens: visit after the end of March to see the breathtaking ponds, groves and fountains come to life with music.

     

    For you to enjoy

    The Gardens and Park

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    Take a stroll through the extensive gardens after your visit to the Palace

    Musical Fountains Show  

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    All summer long, from April to October

    Free audio guide in 11 languages  

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    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean and Polish

    Practical info

    Price:
    €20 for a self-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, the Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette's hamlet.
    €27 on days with a Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens (April - October). On days with a Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens, an additional entrance fee to the gardens will be charged. Only children under 6 go free.

    Free
    Under 18s
    EU nationals or long-term residents of an EU country, aged 18 - 25 years
    Paris Museum Pass holders (excludes access to the gardens on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days)

    Opening hours


    1 November to 31 March

    Palace: 9 am - 5.30 pm (last admission 5 pm). Closed Mondays, 1 January and 25 December

    Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette's hamlet: 12 pm - 5.30 pm (last admission 5 pm). Closed Mondays, 1 January and 25 December.

    Galerie des Carrosses: 12.30 pm - 5.30 pm (last admission 4.45 pm). Closed Mondays, 1 January and 25 December.

    Gardens and Park: 9 am - 6.30 pm (last admission 6 pm). Closed Mondays and 1 May.


    1 April to 31 October

    Palace: 9 am - 6.30 pm (last admission 6 pm). Closed Mondays and 1 May.

    Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette's hamlet: 12 pm - 6.30 pm (last admission 6 pm). Closed Mondays and 1 May.

    Galerie des Carrosses : 12.30 pm - 6.30 pm (last admission 5.45 pm). Closed Mondays and 1 May.

    Gardens: 8 am - 8.30 pm (early closing at 5.30 pm on Saturdays with a Fountains Night Show as well as 30 May, 15, 16 & 17 June, 7 & 8 July and 30 October 2016. Will also close early (6.30 pm) on 14 and 15 July 2016).

    Park: 8 am - 8.30 pm

    Top tips

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      The PARIS MUSEUM PASS includes entrance to the Palace of Versailles (excluding the Fountains Shows) and offers unlimited entry to over 50 monuments and permanent museum collections in the Paris region..

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      The audio guide, available in 11 languages, is included in the ticket price.  Audio guides are offered to children over 8 years only.

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      In order to make the most of your visit and see as much as possible while at the Estate, we recommend that you plan to spend a full day at Versailles. This will allow you to explore all the wonders of Versailles, the royal apartments at the Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette's hamlet at your own pace, and to enjoy some peace and quiet in the famous gardens and groves.

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      On peak days, i.e. Tuesdays and weekends in particular, we recommend that you aim to arrive at the Palace when it opens at 9 am so as to visit the Grands Appartements and the Hall of Mirrors before they get too busy.

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      Free luggage storage for buggies, baby carriers, backpacks, suitcases and umbrellas.

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      How to get to the Palace: RER C – Versailles Château Rive Gauche.

    Where and how to collect your order

    espace-tourisme-informationYou will receive a confirmation email of your purchase. This will contain all the details you need, including your collection point.

    COLLECT AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION POINT OF YOUR CHOICE 

    Once you have arrived at the airport, you can visit any of the 7 TOURIST INFORMATION points to collect your order. 

    Below is a list of the TOURIST INFORMATION points and where to find them once you have left the baggage reclaim area.

    If your arrival terminal changes, don't panic! You can collect your item at any TOURIST INFORMATION point in the airport.  


    If you are landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

    Terminal 1 : 
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate 4

    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.45 pm

    Terminal 2A : 
    No collection points in this terminal

    The closest tourist information point is in Terminal 2C, a 5-minute walk away.

    Terminal 2C : 
    Tourist Information point opposite gate 5
    Opening hours: 07.30 am - 2.30 pm

    Terminal 2D :
    Tourist Information point opposite gate 7

    Opening hours: 07.30 am - 8.30 pm

    Terminal 2E :
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate 7 
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.45 pm

    Terminal 2F :
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate 11
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.45 pm

    Terminal 2G :
    No collection points in this terminal.
    The closest tourist information points are in Terminals 2E and 2F and can be reached in 10 minutes via the free N1 shuttle service.

    Terminal 3 :
    No collection points in this terminal.
    The closest tourist information point is in Terminal 1 and can be reached in 10 minutes via the free CDGVAL shuttle service. Alternatively, you can visit either of the tourist information points in Terminal 2, also accessible via the free CDGVAL shuttle service.

    If you are landing at Paris-Orly:

    West Terminal:
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate A
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.30 pm

    South Terminal:
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate L
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.30 pm

    Cancellation

    Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the scheduled time of withdrawal, beyond 6 hours no cancellation possible.

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