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Ultimate Versailles: 90-Minute Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Get the royal treatment with an exclusive guided tour of the palace. In over 90 minutes, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, the Hall of…

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The Top 5 Highlights of the Palace of Versailles

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.

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

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!

The Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel

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.

The Grand Apartments

The Grand Apartments

Lavishly decorated from top to bottom, the king's apartments are absolutely ravishing -- you'll deem them to be "fit for a king."

The Clock Room
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The Clock Room

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!

The Gardens

The Gardens

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.

Our insider tips

Avoid Mondays

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.

Get there early

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.

Fountain Show

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.

Good to know

  • 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 there
    Versailles 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

very good and busy, glad i booked to skip the lines

Very nice place but very busy. I'm glad we booked the skip the lines or we could have been in the lines for over 2hours. Gardens are massive and lovely could of spent all day in them , if I go back that is all we would do is just chill in the gardens

Informative and fun- a good intro to Versailles

Our tour was lovely as was our guide, Ruben. We were given some historical background before entering so the whole tour made a lot more sense throughout. The palace is amazing and I would’ve been overwhelmed without our guide. If you’re looking for a nice, quick and well informed overview of versailles this is a great option

The customer service leading up to and beyond this tour was fantastic.

GYG and their customer service team was able to help me book my tour(s) before leaving the United States as well as being there for me when I needed help navigating the landscape within a foreign country. I was able to meet my tour, and enjoy my visit at one of the most memorable sites in the country because of their assistance. I would definitely recommend booking through GYG, to anyone who values coordinating organized touring with live customer service. Thank you for a great time. M.

Skip the Line: Versailles and Trianon Audio Pen Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 04/08/2019

Excellent value, quick entrance, great idea.

There was no problem because we were there at opening time in March but I can see that it is well worth doing in the height of the tourist season. Fantastic value and a great visit to make. Travel out on the train and walk a short distance. The town of Versailles is worth a wander good croque monsieur in L’Esperance cafe. One tip if you want to take a self drive golf buggy around the huge and beautiful gardens take your driver’s license.

Audio guide (Spanish) worked great. Saved lots of time too.

I would recommend bringing your own earbuds to enjoy the audio guide content better. The audio guide devices we were given had audio jacks, but audio output came through a speaker. - Receptionists and guides were welcoming and gentle at all times. - Although my gf and I booked this visit in the wintertime (low season), we were told to watch out for any nearby pickpocketers (things went all quiet thankfully). Still, shows great care from them to us to warn us a out it.

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