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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

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.

Great experience with a very good Guide!

It was a really great experience. The group was very small and the Guide Antony was able to tell us a lot of stories about Versailles and answer to all the questions we had. Finally Versailles is wonderful! It's definitely a must have when visiting Paris.

A very thorough tour of the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors

Anthony was a great guide with lots of knowledge and a good sense of humor. He engaged the group and made it fun. The tour focused on the main but small subset of the palace, the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. After the tour we could continue to explore the palace and the gardens on our own.

The place is amazing. The audio guide and info were awful.

This place was on our bucket list, so we were excited to go. The Palace is amazing, and overwhelming. The amount of wealth and money spent by these two kings was something else. However, the “included” audio guide left a lot to be desired. It did not work on the rather large first part of the tour, as that is in French only. When it did work, the information was not tha great, and lacked details. More background info would also have been nice. Like, where did the money come from? And the gardens in the winter were mostly shutdown, not much to see. We loved the Queens Hamlet (best part of the grounds) but had to buy a separate ticket. Why was that not included?

Real skip the line ticket and good audio guide.

Even if the gardens were closed when we visited (not the fault of Getyourguide) Versaille, the ticket was worth the money. The audio guide tells about certain rooms by entering its number. The text is of adequt lenth. It is usefull to bring an own headphone with 3,5mm adapter.

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