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Palace of Versailles

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

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A royal day awaits you at Versailles! Within an 800-hectare park stands the majestic 2,300-room castle desired by Louis XIV. Furnished and decorated in splendour worthy of the Sun King, it was the residence of the monarchs of France, their families and their courts, as well as the seat of government from 1682 to 1789. From the entrance, the gates enhanced with gold set the tone. You start with the discovery of the castle: Hall of mirrors, royal apartments... In the park, masterpiece of symmetry by André Le Nôtre, where the art of perspective reaches perfection.

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). The castle is closed on Mondays, on January 1st, December 25th, and 1st of May.

Access to the Gardens is free except on days of fountains shows and musical gardens. 

The Palace:
Open every day except on Mondays
Low season: 09:00 AM -05:30 PM (last admission 05:00 PM)
High season: 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM (last admission 06:00 PM)

The Gallery of Coaches:
Open every Saturday and Sunday,
Low season: 12:30 PM -05:30 PM (last admission 04:45 PM)
High season: 12:30 PM -05.30 PM (last admission 04:45 PM)

The Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery:
Open every Saturday and Sunday,
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)

The Park:
Open every day unless exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)
Low season: 8:00 AM - 06:00 PM (last admission 5:30 PM)
High season: 7:00 AM -08:30 PM (last admission 7:45 PM)

The Gardens:
Open every day unless exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)
Low season: 8:00 AM - 06:00 PM (last admission 5:30 PM)
High season: 8:00 AM -08:30 PM (last admission 7:00 PM)

Admission Fees of the Palace of Versailles

With the Paris City Pass, you already have the ticket to the Palace of Versailles and it includes access to
•the Palace with timed entry;
•the temporary exhibitions;
•the Gallery of Coaches (every weekend);
•the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery (every weekend);
•the Park.
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

The Palace receives a large number of visitors in high season, especially on Tuesdays and at weekends. 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.

To avoid waiting time at the audioguidedesk, download now the free mobile app with all audioguides and information about your visit.

Address of the Palace of Versailles 

Places d‘Armes
78000 Versailles 

+33/ (0)130-837-800 

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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:
•From Paris city centre, the RER line C arrives at Versailles Château-Rive Gauche train station, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Palace.
•SNCF trains from Gare Montparnasse (Line N) arrive at Versailles-Chantierstrain station and SNCF trains from Gare Saint-Lazare (Line L) arrive at Versailles-Rive Droite train station, both under 20 minutes’ walk.

Special conditons of use Versailles 

To book your spot, visit the Palace of Versailles website (https://billetterie.chateauversailles.fr/palaceticket-visite-chateau-css5-chateauversailles-lgen-pg51-ei755927.html).

1.Select the date and time you wish to visit.
2.Choose the ticket category “tarif gratuit" (O€ price) and checkout.
3.Create your account to receive your e-ticket.
Your e-ticket will need to be shown for entry to the attraction along with your Paris Museum Pass.

Please note: Your entry does not include the musical fountain shows. On the days when the water shows are taking place you will be unable to visit the gardens unless you purchase a separate ticket.

Highlights Palace of Vesailles

  • Versailles Palace with timed entry
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Gallery of Coaches (every weekend)
  • Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery (every weekend)
  • Versailles Park

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!

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