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Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Full Access Ticket

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About This Activity

  • Cancellation policy: This activity is non-refundable
  • Valid 1 day: Check availability to see starting times.

Highlights

  • Enjoy full access to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Learn more about the "Sun King" and other legends of the French Monarchy
  • Take a stroll through the formal and informal gardens and visit the private estate of Marie Antoinette
  • Watch the fountains light up to the sound of music (optional)
  • Stroll through the dazzling Hall of Mirrors
palace versailles gardens paris | GetYourTicket Paris
palace versailles paris | GetYourTicket Paris
palace versailles paris | GetYourTicket Paris

FULL DESCRIPTION

Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles with a pre-booked 1-day full access pass. Explore the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals. Get a sense of life in the French court as you take a walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the legendary gardens at your own pace, and admire fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Enjoy access to the Grand and Petit Trianon in their own grounds. See where the “Sun King” wou... Read more

Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles with a pre-booked 1-day full access pass. Explore the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals. Get a sense of life in the French court as you take a walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the legendary gardens at your own pace, and admire fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Enjoy access to the Grand and Petit Trianon in their own grounds. See where the “Sun King” would entertain in private, and where he would go to escape the rigors of court life. Then, go to Marie Antoinette’s Estate, and discover where she would seek refuge in private.

During spring and summer, choose the fountain and musical garden option to enjoy a spectacular fountain show or the iconic musical gardens to finish off your visit.

Including

  • Entry to the palace at a selected time
  • 1-day access to the whole Versailles domain (including Marie Antoinette estate, Trianon, and Versailles Gardens)
  • 1-day access to the Musical Gardens or Fountain Show during the show season (April-October)
    Temporary exhibitions when available

Know Before You Go

  • Palace entrance must be at the booked time slot. You can visit the gardens and the Marie Antoinette estate before or after your timed entrance
  • The afternoon timeslots are quieter for visiting the Palace in the high season
  • Child under 6 years old: Free ticket needed to enter the Palace available on supplier site
  • Child between 7-17: Tickets are only available at the Palace (€10/person)
  • Students under 25: Tickets are only available at the Palace (€10/person)
  • The gardens are open from 8 AM-8:30 PM
  • The last entry to the palace is at 6 PM
  • On Saturdays, during the night fountain shows, the last entry is at 5:30 PM
  • From April to October, the Fountains and musical garden shows take place and are included in the ticket from 9 AM to 7 P

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Frequently Asked Questions

When was the Palace of Versailles built? The Palace of Versailles began as a hunting lodge built by King Louis XIII in 1623. It was transformed and expanded into a grand palace by his son, King Louis XIV, beginning in 1661.

Why was the Palace of Versailles built? King Louis XIV wanted to create a magnificent symbol of his absolute power and the glory of France. He transformed Versailles into the center of political power in France and moved the royal court there in 1682.

What are the main attractions within the Palace? The main attractions include the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the Queen’s Grand Apartments, the Royal Chapel, and the Opera House. The Hall of Mirrors is particularly famous for its grandeur and historical significance.

What can be seen in the gardens of Versailles? The gardens are renowned for their classical French landscape design, including meticulously manicured lawns, parterres, fountains, statues, and the Grand Canal. Visitors can also see the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon, smaller palaces within the grounds.

How can I get to the Palace of Versailles from Paris? The Palace of Versailles is accessible by train from Paris. The RER C line connects central Paris to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, which is about a 10-minute walk from the palace.

What are the opening hours of the Palace of Versailles? The palace is usually open from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, with last entry at 5:30 PM. The gardens and park are open earlier and close later. However, it’s recommended to check the official website for the most current hours and any special closures.

Are there any entrance fees? Yes, there are entrance fees. Various ticket options are available, including tickets for the palace, the gardens, and combined passes. Some visitors, such as those under 18 and EU residents under 26, can enter for free.

When is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles? The best time to visit is during the off-peak season (November to March) to avoid large crowds. Arriving early in the morning or late in the afternoon can also help avoid peak tourist times.

Are guided tours available? Yes, guided tours are available and can provide a more in-depth understanding of the palace’s history and significance. Audio guides are also available for self-guided tours.

Are there any special events or exhibitions at the Palace? The Palace of Versailles hosts various temporary exhibitions, concerts, and events throughout the year. The Musical Fountain Shows and Musical Gardens are popular events held in the gardens during the warmer months.

Is the Palace of Versailles accessible to people with disabilities? The palace and gardens have made efforts to be accessible to people with disabilities, including the availability of wheelchairs and special access routes. It’s advisable to check specific accessibility details on the official website before visiting.

For more detailed information, visiting the official Palace of Versailles website or contacting their visitor services can provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive answers.

FEATURED REVIEW(S)

4.4/5 stars – based on 24851 reviews


This was a wonderful experience for my entire family, 8 of us from 78 years old to 16 years old. We downloaded a he Palace of Versailles app from the App Store and it was the perfect free audio guide. (The line to pick up the audio guide from inside was quite long, so we decided to use our own). Will definitely make a point to come back to visit.
RuthAnn – United States


Pałac w Wersalu piękny Super wrażenia Proponuję w informacji jak dojechać na miejsce ,wskazać turystom aby pamiętali żeby kupic bilety na RER poza Paryz ,gdyż są niewiele droższe a ja musiałam za niewiedzę zapłacić mandat Uważam ze to będzie bardzo pomocna informacja
Magdalena – Poland


It was a full day of awe inspiring beauty. From the Palace to the Gardens to the Pink Palace. I was able to move at my own pace peacefully. I chose to purchase the audio guide which was easy to use and offered so much information.
Tom – The Netherlands

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