On this website we use cookies and other technologies. Some of them are technically necessary. Others we use for marketing and analysis purposes i.e. to personalize content and ads and to analyze the traffic to our website. The use of these cookies for the above mentioned purposes will only take place if you give your consent by clicking on "Accept all cookies". You can revoke your consent at any time. Click on "More" for more information on how to reject cookies or manage them individually.

ACCEPT ALL COOKIES Accept only required Cookies
Paris City Pass > All Attractions > Versailles Palace and Museum

Versailles Palace and Museum

Your ticket into the Palace of Versailles in Paris is FREE when using the Paris City Pass. Save €18 in admission fees!

View from the park to the Palace of Versailles interior view of the Palace of Versailles with many historic paintings The garden of the Palace of Versailles The historical sculptures of Palace of Versailles View from the park with fountain to the Palace of Versailles

Visit the magnificent palace of Versailles and follow the footsteps of the Sun King Ludwig the 14th or Marie Antoinette. Discover the breathtaking royal apartments and the Hall of Mirrors and reveal some of the fascinating secrets of the castle.

Opening Hours of the Palace of Versailles

Versailles' opening hours are divided into high season (1st April – 31st October) and low season (1st November – 31st March) and vary according to the attractions of the castle. The castle is closed on Mondays and 1st of May. 

No access incl. to gardens during: “Grandes Eaux musicales“ or “Jardins musicaux“

Versailles Palace:
Low season: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (last admission 03:00 PM)
High season: 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM (last admission 04:00 PM) 

The coach gallery:
Low season: 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM (last admission 04:45 PM)
High season: 12:30 PM - 06.30 PM (last admission 05:45 PM) 

Versailles Garden:
 Low season: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
High season: 08:00 AM - 08:30 PM 

The Park:
Low season: 8:00 AM - 06:00 PM
High season: 7:00 AM - 08:30 PM 

Admission Fees of the Palace of Versailles

With the Paris City Pass, you already have the Versailles entrance to the castle, its gardens, the park and the carriage gallery in your pocket before departure. This saves you queuing up at the ticket counter, 20€ and allows you to pass the queue in a relaxed manner. The pass also includes not only the Versailles ticket, but also the tickets for other top sights in Paris, such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Panthéon.

Tickets for the Palace of Versailles

Every year millions of tourists come to Versaille. This can lead to long waiting times at the entrances. As your Versailles ticket is already included in your Paris City Pass, you can go directly to entrance A. This saves a long queue time at the ticket counter. Nevertheless, you may have to wait between 30 minutes until up to two hours. Therefore, please plan enough time for your stay in the palace grounds.

Address of the Palace of Versailles 

Places d‘Armes
78000 Versailles 

+33/ (0)130-837-800 

Click here
to see on google maps

Directions to the Palace of Vesailles

The castle is located just outside Paris, in the neighbouring village of Versailles. You can reach it by public transport. Versailles Castle (Zone 4) is located outside the city centre and therefore in Zone 1-3. If you would like to go there, please buy an extra ticket at the last stop of Zone 3.

The journey is particularly suitable by train: Train RER C to station Versailles Chantierts

Special conditons of use Versailles 

1. Pre-reservation of timeslot obligatory: https://billetterie.chateauversailles.fr/palaceticket-visite-chateau-css5-chateauversailles-lgen-pg51-ei755927.html
2. Select the date and the timeslot + „tarif gratuit" 

With the ticket you get after this reservation you get access to the palace, exhibitions, the coach gallery, the Versailles Garden and the park. Please note that neither the access to the Trianon Estate (Petit Trianon) nor the musical fountain shows or Musical Garden days are included in the ticket.

Highlights Palace of Vesailles

  • Hall of mirrors
  • Exhibition of Marie Antoinette's possessions
  • Sleeping chambers of the kings of France

Architecture of the Palace of Versailles

Even outside the Palace of Versailles in Paris, particularly in the case of architecture, no savings were made on splendour and beauty. Surrounded by huge gardens that integrate perfectly into the architecture of the palace, Versailles Palace invites you to linger on sunny days. These famous green spaces were created by André Le Nótre and are reflected in the beautiful Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. At that time, several thousand people lived in the palace of Versailles Castle near Paris, all of whom belonged to the court of Louis XIV. The architecture of the interior was designed by Charles Lebrun. Versailles Palace is home to one of the largest parks in Europe. The Baroque building of Versailles Palace in Paris, which is spectacular in terms of its architecture and stretches over 500 metres, was the architectural model for other palace buildings from the 17th to the 19th century. Since the 19th century, Versailles Palace Paris as well as the pleasure palaces and parks have been available to visitors. There is a museum in the castle. In the side wings you can see the history of France.

Exhibitions in the Palace of Versailles

Once built for King Louis XIII in 1623, the Palace of Versailles near Paris served less as a place for exhibitions than as a simple hunting residence. However, since the local nobility made fun of the originally small palace, his successor Louis XIV decided in 1661 to extend Versailles Palace Paris and exhibit there. Finally, a three-winged castle was built, which is not only one of the most popular French sights to this day, but has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Since then, Versailles Castle has hosted exhibitions on all aspects of art. Whether art treasures, paintings, pieces of furniture or sculptures - the exhibitions in the castle Versailles in Paris are all-embracing and offer something interesting for every visitor. With the Paris City Pass, you have access to these exhibitions and can be impressed by the art in a very special ambience.

You can visit Versailles Palace in Paris free of charge with the Paris City Pass and have your ticket for Versailles Castle in your pocket on arrival!

Paris City Pass

Free admission to world-famous sights and museums. Free travel on public transport and discounts included.

Book now

incl. VAT and service fees, excl. shipping fees