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Versailles Palace and Museum

Your ticket into the Palace of Versailles in Paris is FREE when using the Paris City Pass. Save 20,00 € in admission fees!

Schloss Versailles in Paris mit Vorhof Schloss Versailles in Paris in der Innenansicht mit zahlreichen historischen Gemälden und Kunstwerken Der Garten von Schloss Versailles mit aufwendiger Gartenkunst und Landschaftsgestaltung in der Nähe von Paris Historische Skulpturen in und außerhalb des Schloss Versailles in Paris Blick vom Park mit Brunnen auf das Schloss Versailles

Visit the 3-winged Palace of Versailles in Paris, which is one of the most popular attractions in all of France—and it was also declared a World Cultural Heritage site. Back in its day, the Palace of Versailles was once the political and cultural center of France. 

Opening Hours of the Palace of Versailles

Palace:
Low Season: 09:00AM–05:30PM
High Season: 09:00AM–06:30PM

Trianon Palace and Domaine de Marie Antoinette:
Low Season: 12:00PM–05:30PM
High Season: 12:00PM–06:30PM

Garden and Parking Lot:
Low Season: 08:00AM–06:00PM
High Season: 07:00AM–08:20PM 

The opening hours of the Palace of Versailles differs between seasons (“High” and “Low”). The Palace of Versailles’ High Season starts on the 1st of April and ends on the 31st of October. During this time, the Palace of Versailles is open every day (except on Mondays) from 09:00AM–06:30PM. Last admissions into the Palace of Versailles are at 06:00 PM.
The Palace of Versailles is also the home to (amongst others) the Trianon Palace and the Domaine de Marie Antoinette. These attractions also have their own opening hours—they are open every day (except on Mondays) from 12:00PM–06:30 PM. Even though these attractions have different opening hours than the Palace of Versailles, last admissions into these attractions are still at 06:00 PM. The Low Season of the Palace of Versailles starts on the 1st of November and ends on the 31st of March. During this time, the Palace of Versailles is open from Tuesday-Sundays, 09:00–05:30PM. Last admissions are at 05:00PM. The garden and park of the Palace of Versailles is open every day from 08:00AM–06:00PM for the entire year. With the Paris City Pass, you can enjoy the benefits of preferred access into the Palace of Versailles during these opening hours. 

Admission Fees of the Palace of Versailles

Admission fees of the Palace of Versailles depends on a variety of factors, such as different price categories for the High and Low Season. During the High Season, admission into the Palace of Versailles is more expensive than during the Low Season. With the Paris City Pass, you won’t need to pay expensive admission fees even during the High Season, nor do you have to figure out the different lists and categories of admission fees. With your Paris City Pass, you have your admission ticket into the Palace of Versailles and also to other top attractions, museums, and sights of Paris already in your pocket (before you even depart for Paris!), and you can enjoy the relaxing benefits of preferred access into these attractions. With the Paris City Pass, you have access to not only the Palace of Versailles, but also to other top attractions like Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, and Musée d’Orsay.

Tickets for the Palace of Versailles

Getting tickets to visit the Palace of Versailles on-site is a serious undertaking. The waiting line in front of the ticket counter is already very long in the morning, which makes just buying even one ticket a very long ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be that way—the Paris City Pass has you covered! With the Paris City Pass, admission into the Palace of Versailles is already included and is FREE!

Address of the Palace of Versailles 

Adresse:
Places d‘Armes
78000 Versailles
+33/ (0)130-837-800 

The Palace of Versailles is located near Paris at the following address: Place d'Armes in 78000 Versailles. Therefore, please note that the Palace of Versailles is not located in center-city Paris, but instead in the neighboring city of Versailles. If you would like to visit the Palace of Versailles, getting there is still possible despite its location. The Paris City Pass includes access to the public transportation system within the city of Paris—therefore you still save a lot on your visit to the Palace of Versailles when using the Paris City Pass.

Directions to the Palace of Vesailles

Direction:
RER C Train until Versailles Chantierts Station

Getting to the Palace of Versailles can be done in many ways. Whether by plane, bus, train, or by bicycle—planning that is all up to you. However, traveling with the train is the most cost-saving option. The Paris City Pass includes access to all public transportation services within the city of Paris, which gives you a money-saving head start for your travel to the Palace of Versailles. 

Architecture of the Palace of Versailles

Even the outer architecture of the Palace of Versailles doesn’t skimp on splendor and beauty. Surrounded by huge gardens which perfectly complement the architecture of the palace, the Palace of Versailles offers a breathtaking stroll on sunny days. These famous green gardens were created by André Le Nótre. Back in the day, more than 1000 people lived in the Palace of Versailles, all of whom belonged to the royal court. The inner architectural designs were courtesy of Charles Lebrun. The Palace of Versailles is home to the largest parks in Europe. The spectacular Baroque style architecture of the Palace of Versailles (which stands at 500 meters high) later served as an architectural model for the construction of other palaces from the 17th to the 19th century. Since the 19th century, the Palace of Versailles, as well as the “maison de plaisance” (pleasure palace) and gardens, were open to the public. A museum can also be found in the palace, where you can learn about the history of France. 

Exhibitions in the Palace of Versailles

Once upon the time, the Palace of Versailles (built in 1623) served as a hunting residence for King Ludwig XIII, and not as a place for exhibitions (as we know it today). Because the it was a small palace that was ridiculed by the established nobility during that time, King Ludwig XIII decided to enlarge it and also host exhibitions there. This resulted in a three-winged royal palace, which is now not only one of the most famous attractions in France, but it has also been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Since then, the Palace of Versailles has hosted exhibitions in all areas of art. Whether it’s art treasures, paintings, furniture, or sculptures, the exhibitions in the Palace of Versailles is very comprehensive and offers something interesting for every visitor. With the Paris City Pass, you have access into these exhibitions and can enjoy these art pieces in an ambient atmosphere.  

Visit the Palace of Versailles for FREE with the Paris City Pass and have your admissions ticket into the Palace of Versailles already in your pocket when you arrive in Paris!