Palace of Versailles
What to expectDazzling both by its harmony and its immensity, the vast estate of the Palace of Versailles stands out today as a marvel of architecture and landscaping. The 100 hectares of French gardens, impeccably maintained and dotted with fountains and statues, will transport you to the not so distant time when all the nobility of France came to court with the Sun King. Inside the castle, the Hall of Mirrors or the King's private apartments bring together a unique collection of sculptures, busts and furniture with an assumed classicism. Don't forget to visit the Grand and Petit Trianon at the end of the park, as well as the famous hamlet of Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Schedule: 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Grandes Eaux Musicales: Access to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles with animated water fountains and musical background.
Available with the Passport to the Grandes Eaux and the Musical Gardens ticket, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April to October
Musical Gardens: Access to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles with a background of baroque music.
Available with the Passport to the Grandes Eaux and the Musical Gardens ticket, on Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October
During the days of the Musical fountain shows and Musical garden days, access to the gardens is free only for children under 6 years old.
About your visit:
- To visit the Château de Versailles, go directly to entrance A of the Château with your ticket. Tickets booked on our site can be presented on smartphone.
- To visit only the Trianon estate, go directly to the Grand or Petit Trianon entrance.
- All visitors must undergo security checks. At peak times, the wait can be longer and is done outside without the possibility of shelter. It is therefore strongly advised to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
- The audio guide is free for all visitors.
|Opening hours for the Palace of Versailles
(April to October)
(From November to March)
- Ticket for the Palace, adult price (from 18 years old) : 18€
- Passport ticket, adult price (from 18 years old) : 20€
- Musical fountain shows and Musical garden days Passport ticket (from 18 years old) : 27€
- Cancellation conditions: Tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Upon presentation of proof, admission is free all year round for:
- those under 18 years of age
- under 26 years of age resident in the European Union
- schoolchildren, teachers assigned to a French school with their Education Pass
- persons with disabilities and their companions
- job seekers in France and beneficiaries of minimum social benefits (proof of less than 6 months)
- art school students.
- For all: the first Sundays of the months from November to March
If you are entitled to free admission, when you arrive at the Palace, present yourself directly at Entrance A of the Dufour Pavilion with your proof and an identity document.
Access to the Palace of Versailles
|Getting to the Palace of Versailles
|RER line C ou SNCF trains
|RER line C : The RER C arrives at the railway station of Versailles Château Rive Gauche, 10 minutes walk to the Château.
By train :
- From Paris Montparnasse station, the SNCF trains arrive at the train station of Versailles Chantiers, 18 minutes walk to the Château.
- From Paris Saint Lazare train station, the trains SNCF arrive at the station Versailles Rive Droite, 17 minutes walk to arrive at the Palace.
By bus : The bus no. 171 from the RATP runs its circuit between the Pont de Sèvres (terminus of line 9 of the Métro) and the Château de Versailles in 30 minutes without traffic.
|Car ou coach
Access : From the A13 motorway, exit n°5 Versailles Centre and follow the signs for the Château de Versailles. GPS coordinates of the Palace of Versailles : 48°48’17N et 2°07’15E
Parking : There are several paid car parks in front of the Castle: Place d' Armes cars and coaches - open 24 hours a day.
In the Park : Grand Canal, Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon, Hamlet of the Queen (Coaches only at the Carrefour des Trianon) – access by Queen's Gate, open for vehicles from 9am to 4.50pm or 5.50pm (depending on low or high season).