Palace of Versailles

Experience the opulence of the Palace of Versailles, tour the grand apartments and discover its stunning Hall of Mirrors

    €21.00
    /person normally
Palácio de Versalhes
Palácio de Versalhes
Palácio de Versalhes
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What you'll do

Visit the stunning Palace of Versailles with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Walk in the footsteps of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
  • Explore the palace, gardens and Grand Trianon
  • Stay for a fountain show (this requires purchasing an extra ticket)

The Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most opulent palaces in the world. A fine example of 18th-century French architecture and art, it is one of the most visited attractions in France, as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage site and must-see French landmark.

Chateau de Versailles: A Journey Through Time

The Palace of Versailles, also known as Chateau de Versailles, is a marvel nestled in the city of Versailles, Paris. This captivating palace takes you on a unique journey through French history, illuminating the grandeur of a bygone era. Learn more about the Palace of Versailles in our top 10 facts post.

Getting Your Palace of Versailles Tickets

Plan your visit ahead and secure your Palace of Versailles tickets online with The Paris Pass® . With these, you unlock a world of opulent halls, manicured gardens, and breathtaking artwork, an experience not to be missed.

Highlights

  • The Hall of Mirrors contains 357 mirrors in total, reflecting the grand gardens through the arched windows
  • Stunning Chapel of Versailles
  • The Grand Apartment – originally known as the Apartment of the Planets
  • Opera auditorium
  • Grand Trianon 
  • Marie Antoinette’s apartment

Did you know

  • The Palace boasts around 2,143 windows, 1,252 fireplaces, and 67 staircases
  • Palace of Versailles was the official seat of power until 1789, from then though it was known as the “cradle of liberty” (Berceau-de-la-Liberté) as it was here that the people of Paris made their stand against King Louis XVI and forced him back to Paris and out of a life of luxury
  • During the French Revolution, all the pieces of art within the Palace of Versailles were transferred to the Louvre for safekeeping

Don't miss:

Hall of Mirrors

As one of the most eye-catching features of the Palace Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors measures 73m in length and is comprised of 17 arched windows with each window embellished with 21 individual mirrors… So totally this reflective hallway beams light off 357 mirrors! The Hall of Mirrors isn’t only popular for its effects, it’s also lined with statues and busts as well. Deemed one of Louis XIV’s best contributions to the Palace, historically it was also where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 to end WWI.

Chapel of Versailles

As one of five chapels at the Palace, you may wonder why this one is so special. Completed in the early 1700s, you can see a ‘tribune’ on the same level as the apartments which looks down onto the nave where the kings used to sit. Much like the building, the architecture of this chapel is to be appreciated for its quality in Gothic and Baroque influences. Nodding towards medieval styles as well as early Renaissance trends, you can admire gargoyles, marble floors, and impressive pillars.

Grand Apartment

The Grand Apartment of King Louis XIV, otherwise known as the Apartment of the Planets, was so-called because a painting of a planet decorated each of the seven salons within the apartment. Don’t forget to look up though, one of the most notable things about the room is the ceiling… Go see for yourself!

Free entry to the Grand Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s apartment at Versailles is also included. Please note, that Trianon Estate is only open in the afternoon, from Tuesday to Sunday.

Skip the ticket queue at the cash desk and head straight to the main entrance - Entrance A with your Paris Museum Pass. However, you will still have to queue for security checks. There are specific time slots for Paris Pass customers. Visit at 9.30AM, 1.30PM or 4.30PM for entry. Access may be interrupted due to renovation works.

The Paris Pass gives you access to the Château de Versailles and Chateaux de Trianon et Domaine de Marie-Antoinette when open and an audio guide. During high season (April 2 - October 29 - Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) the garden is inaccessible to all visitors as a result of the fountain shows taking place at the venue. Please purchase a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment during this period.

Know before you go

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This attraction requires advanced booking.

Please note: this attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass, which is included with your Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Please download it before you visit!

For the full list of attractions on the digital Paris Museum Pass, please visit our information page.

Your entry does not include the musical fountain shows. When the water shows are taking place you will be unable to visit the gardens unless you purchase a separate ticket.

For more information visit the Palace of Versailles website.

How to get there:

RER C

  •  To get to the palace of Versailles, make sure to buy a "Paris - Versailles Rive Gauche" ticket (zones 1-4) (T+ ticket is not valid for this journey)

SNCF Trains

  • Arrive at Versailles Chantiers station from Paris Montparnasse
  • Arrive at Versailles Rive Droite station from Paris Saint Lazare

Palace of Versailles FAQs

Q. Is photography allowed inside the Palace of Versailles?
A. Yes, photography is permitted inside the Palace of Versailles, except in some designated areas where photography may be restricted.

Q. Are audio guides available for visitors at the Palace of Versailles?
A. Yes, audio guides are available for rent at the Palace of Versailles, providing informative commentary in multiple languages to enhance your visit.

Q. Can I bring food and drinks into the Palace of Versailles?
A. While food and drinks are not allowed inside the palace itself, there are designated areas, such as gardens and cafes, where you can enjoy refreshments during your visit.

Q. Is there a dress code for visiting the Palace of Versailles?
A. There is no strict dress code, but it is recommended to dress modestly and comfortably, considering the historical and cultural significance of the site.

Q. Can I visit the gardens of Versailles separately from the palace?
A. Yes, you can visit the gardens of Versailles separately, and they offer a magnificent experience with their stunning landscapes, fountains, and sculptures.

Q. Are there guided tours available at the Palace of Versailles?
A. Yes, guided tours are available at the Palace of Versailles, providing expert insights and a more in-depth exploration of the palace's rich history and opulent interiors.

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Operating hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 9AM - 5.30PM

 

Please see the attraction website for the most up-to-date hours.

Closings & holidays

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