Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of one of the largest palaces in the world, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, the Hall of Mirrors, and…
With your pre-bought ticket, enjoy full access to Versailles' whole domain, including the Palace, the Trianon, Marie Antoinette Estate and Gardens…
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Versailles, at your own pace with the help of an audio guide. Marvel at the ornate State Apartments and the breathtaking…
Skip the long lines and visit one of the world’s most famous palaces. On this guided tour explore the legendary Palace of Versailles and its gardens.…
Discover the center of political power in France before the French Revolution. See the palace, discover the décor of the “Sun King” in the Hall of…
Enjoy an easygoing escorted train ride from Paris to Versailles and get priority entrance to the Palace. Discover the opulent apartments and massive…
Skip the long lines to visit Versailles and get fast-track entry for a guided tour inside the main palace. See exquisite rooms and galleries,…
Discover another side of the Palace of Versailles: listen to baroque music and watch a water display with special effects. Explore the famous French…
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Top sights in Paris
It's hardly surprising that the Palace of Versailles attracts over 10 million visitors per year – it's one of the most majestic places on earth, no exaggeration. Every nook and cranny is worth exploring, but if time is tight, here are the highlights.
This is the palace's most resplendent room. Each of its 17 arched windows is decorated with 21 mirrors, resulting in a stunning spectacle as light is reflected off 357 mirrors!
Though it's just one of five chapels in the palace, this opulent architectural wonder is by far the most breathtaking. Marie Antoinette's wedding took place here.
Lavishly decorated from top to bottom, the king's apartments are absolutely ravishing -- you'll deem them to be "fit for a king."
This room's 250-year-old clock is a technical marvel. Not only does it show the time, date, and even the phases of the moon, but it also features a working model of the solar system!
With its impeccable lawns, geometric flower beds, rows of statues, and ornamental lakes, the splendor of the palace's gardens rivals even the most ornate interiors.
When planning your visit to the Palace of Versailles, keep in mind that the palace is closed on Mondays. On every other day, the visiting hours are from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and from April until October, they're extended to 6:30pm.
You'll be amazed by the size of the Palace of Versailles and the sheer amount there is to see. Even if you just stick to the above highlights, you'll want to give yourself ample time. On the other hand, if you intend to see everything, you may even consider spreading your visit over more than one day trip.
The Palace of Versailles' musical fountain shows are quite simply awe-inspiring. They're held from April until October, on every weekend and public holiday from 11:00am to 12:00pm and again from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. It's absolutely worth scheduling your visit for the fountain shows.
- When should I visit?Closed Mondays. Opening times vary from high season (Apr 1st to Oct 31st) to low season (Nov 1st to Mar 31st).
- Is it expensive?Tickets for guided tours start from €32, depending on the type you would like.
- Will I need a guide?No, but there are audio tours available.
- How to get thereVersailles is one hour outside the city. Get there by the Versailles Express coach, leaving twice a day from the Eiffel Tower, or taking an SNCF train from either the Montparnasse or Saint-Lazare station.
- Additional information
- Make sure you are informed about ticket validity and train schedules ahead of your visit.
- Flash photography is not permitted inside the palace.
What people are saying about Palace of Versailles
We were very pleased with this tour. The details on meeting place, timing, etc. were clear and helped us feel comfortable about our visit. We could not have had a better guide than Isabelle: very experienced and knowledgeable, considerate, great sense of humor. She thought of everything to make our visit perfect - at each stop along the tour she called my 10-year-old granddaughter to the front of the group so she could take pictures - very thoughtful. At the end of the tour she told Ada to be sure to get hot chocolate at the Versailles restaurant. Ada said it was so different from hot chocolate in the US and was the best she ever had! Those were just the kind of experiences I wanted her to have in France. Merci, Isabelle!
Poor info about huge numbers and long line to enter. No info on entry point or that second day was a public holiday and all palaces closed.
Christiana was a first class guide, knowlageable and excited about her subject she brought Versailles to life for us. Quality of the guide is so important, but also good we had headsets so could always hear her even if we still were looking at something in the next room.
This activity was so much fun! Our guide Celia was amazing. We had fun while feeling safe on the segways and enjoyed touring the gardens! A
Our guide Audrey was fantastic - excellent at presenting factual information and interesting backstories - she was always conscious of all members of our group and managed to navigate effectively through the rooms and the myriad of other visitors and groups. The GetYourGuide group size cap ensured a manageable group size where you wouldn’t be lost in the herd.