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Palace of Versailles and Gardens Fast-Track Tickets with Musical Gardens Show

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  • Explore the seat of power turned museum, the Palace of Versailles, with this standard entry ticket.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors placed in a way that reflects the light of a candle.
  • At the Trianon Estate, set 30 mins away from the Palace, you can explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • In the Gardens, landscaped in the classic French formal style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Choose to upgrade your experience to include round-trip transfers for a hassle-free tour.

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  • Timed or general entry to the Palace of Versailles (as per option selected)
  • Access to the King's Grands Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, & temporary exhibits
  • Gardens & park access with the Fountain or Musical show (optional)
  • Grand & Petit Trianon (optional)
  • Queen’s Hamlet (optional)
  • Entry to Trianon Estate (optional)

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  • Live guide
  • King's Private Apartments
  • Tip: Expect lots of tour buses and queues. These buses come early and thereby it is recommended to get there before them right when the Palace opens.
  • Note that you can only visit the Gardens & Trianon Palace before or after the Grand Apartments visit. The time allocated to you grants you a reserved entrance to the Grand Apartments, but you are free to visit the Trianon Palace & Gardens whenever you like.
  • It is recommended that you visit the Grand Apartments after 3pm and the Trianon Palace & Gardens before that.
  • The Gardens close promptly at 5:30pm on Sat during the Nocturnal Fountain show. The passport ticket does not include access to the night fountains, so make sure you book your ticket upstream if you wish to join.
  • Open every day, the Park and Gardens are free from Nov to Mar. On Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days from Apr to Oct, admission is only free for children under 6 years old.
  • Please click here for further information on the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, and here for the site map and access-related information.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Optional All Access Ticket including Gardens

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  • Time travel to the era of ballroom dances and French royalty with this 1.5 hour guided tour of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Enjoy a cozy tour group experience of no more than 15 guests per tour group. What's more, you get priority access over all other groups with this ticket!
  • The Hall of Mirrors was built as a 'power' chamber for King Louis XIV and witnessed the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Learn tidbits like these and more from your guide.
  • Want to explore more? Opt for the all-access passport ticket and get escorted to exclusive corners of the palace, like Trianon estate and Royal Apartments.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.

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  • 1-hour 45-minute/ 1-hour 30-minute guided tour of the Palace (as per option selected)
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, or Italian-speaking guide
  • Priority access to the Palace of Versailles
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate (optional)
  • Access to the King's Private Apartments (optional)
  • Access to Trianon Estate (optional)
  • Access to the Garden and shows (when available) (optional)

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  • Transportation
  • Tip: 30 mins away from the palace at the Estate of Trianon, you can also explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Note: Re-entry is not possible upon leaving the premises.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Giverny Gardens Guided Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Flip through two different chapters of French history, explore the Palace of Versailles and Giverny on this full-day tour from Paris, in an AC coach.
  • Jump ahead of the waiting lines and get a sense of how the French Royalty lived with access to Royal Apartments and the musical garden show of Versailles.
  • Spend your day fantasizing about Monet's life, painting water-lilies in his pink-plastered home, after tending to his lush garden and lily pond.
  • The term Impressionism was coined sarcastically by a critic. Listen to such stories with an audio guide or English-speaking guide. The choice is yours!
  • Sprinkle the magic of local French cuisines into your day with a 3-course lunch or upgrade to a small group for an intimate tour.

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  • Full-day tour of Giverny & palace
  • Roundtrip transfers in AC coach from Paris
  • Skip-the-line entry to Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Priority access to Monet's house & gardens
  • Expert-English speaking guide (optional)
  • 3-Course lunch, drinks included (optional) (check menu here)(optional)
  • Small group of 8/15 (optional)
  • Audio guide in French, English, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean (optional)

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  • Guided tour inside Monet's house
  • Tip: Claude Monet designed his garden to bloom throughout the year. Plan to visit the Giverny at different times of the year to witness the season painting the garden in unique hues every time.
  • This experience is not wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Inside Monet’s house, guided tours are not permitted due to the lack of space. Explore the space indoors on your own.
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures, including security control or an unforeseen crowd.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Exclusive Access to King's Private Apartments: Guided Tour with Palace of Versailles Tickets

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  • Don't spend a minute in the long crowded lines at the entrances as you make your way to the Palace of Versailles, tickets available only at Headout.
  • Get special access to the King's Private Apartments, which is not open to the public and can be accessed only via this tour, and learn all about it from an English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide.
  • Post the guided tour, you can explore the rest of the Palace at your own pace.
  • Discover the hidden drawer once holding diplomatic papers while marveling at King Louis XV's rolltop desk, returned to the Palace from the Louvre in Paris.
  • Admire Renaissance-style frescoes and statues in the 73-meter-long Hall of Mirrors, a tribute to France's success, within the Palace's 60,000+ art collection.
  • Upgrade your tickets to passport full access where you can explore the Palace of Versailles in its entirety.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles
  • Official Versailles English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide (as per ticket choice)
  • Guided tour of the King’s private apartments
  • Exclusive access to the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel (decided by the guide)
  • Exclusive access to the Hall of Mirrors
  • Access to the gardens
  • Small tour group of 25 people or less
  • Passport full access to entire palace and gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Trianon Estate
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Tip: The most prestigious, Alain Ducasse's Ore Restaurant set in the Dufour Pavilion, offers exceptional evening dining. Don't miss out!
  • The English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide will only be accompanying you on the tour of the King's Private Apartments, beyond which you will get to explore the state apartments.
  • Your guide will decide whether to visit the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel depending on availability.
  • Your tickets are valid for a single entry into the Palace. Once you exit the premises, you cannot make another entry with the same tickets.
  • Entry to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon is not included in this ticket.
  • Should you wish, you can buy tickets to the Gardens at an extra cost right at the entrance of the Gardens.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Palace of Versailles Tickets and Trianon Pass

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  • From the intricately decorated Royal Apartments to the stunning Hall of Mirrors, explore the palace at your own pace.
  • Walk in the shoes of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette as you learn more about the French Monarchy.
  • After admiring the insides, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate as you stroll along cobblestone grounds and the gorgeous Versailles fountains.
  • At the Carrosses Gallery, travel back in time as you explore carriages, coaches, sculptures, and other artifacts left behind by the French Monarch.
  • Choose to also visit the Trianon Estate, a Neoclassical-style castle located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.
  • Note: This ticket does not include access to the gardens on the days of the Musical Fountains & Musical Gardens Show (Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun).

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  • Entrance to the Gardens
  • Priority Access
  • Live Guide
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
  • Transportation to/from Paris
  • Access to the King's Private Apartments
  • Tip: If you’re short on time and would prefer to skip the long lines, a Versailles skip-the-line entry ticket will allow you to save your time.
  • This ticket does not include entry to the Trianon Estate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Paris: Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Bus Transfers

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  • Travel hassle-free to the Palace of Versailles with this round-trip bus transfer from Paris and also get to skip the long queues with this ticket.
  • Follow your guide through the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV, with a group size limited to 25 or fewer as you get deep insights into the lifestyle of French royalty.
  • Jules Hardouin-Mansart was the architect behind the construction of the marvelous, Hall of Mirrors, which took 6 years to complete. Want to know more about it? Your guide on this tour will share more such insights.
  • Hear about the lavish life of Marie Antoinette and tour the Gardens and enjoy either the beautiful Musical Gardens or the Fountain Show (depending on the day of the week).
  • Tailor your visit to either a classic tour of Versailles or a half-day tour from Paris.

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  • Guided tour of Palace of Versailles
  • Skip-the-line access to the palace
  • Guided tour of the gardens (optional)
  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Round trip transfers from Paris
  • Headphones (optional)
  • Tip: Make sure to enjoy the many fountains and bosquets – formal plantation of trees in the Gardens.
  • From Apr to Oct, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun).
    Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: large purses, bags, backpacks, or high-heels
  • Leave your furry friends behind. Pet dogs are not allowed in the Palace, Gardens, or the estate of Trianon, but they are allowed in the park.
  • The Palace is not suitable for wheelchair users or specially-abled people as there is no personal assistance.
  • Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated on group tours.
  • Guide dogs with proper proof are allowed throughout the estate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Paris: Palace of Versailles Tickets & Tours with Bus Transfers

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  • With this ticket, you get the royal treatment – priority access to the Palace of Versailles, a tri-lingual tour host, and round-trip bus transfers.
  • An audio guide available in 11 languages will be your companion as you wander through the hallways, narrating the fascinating chronicles of French royalty.
  • Stroll around the grand Gardens, designed by André Le Notre, and marvel at the Hall of Mirrors.
  • You also get to enjoy the Palace Gardens and if you're there from May to Oct, don't miss the spectacular Musical Fountains Show.

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  • Priority entrance tickets to Versailles Palace
  • Tri-lingual tour host (optional)
  • Audio guide in 11 languages (optional)
  • Bus transfers from the Eiffel Tower or Opera
  • Tickets to the Fountain Show (optional)
  • Tickets to the Musical gardens (optional)

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  • Entrance to Trianon Palaces
  • Tip: If you enjoy picnics, grab some local cheese and baguettes and enjoy a lovely picnic in the vast Gardens.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, and people with mobility impairments.
  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: flash photography, high-heeled shoes, and strollers.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Home to one of the most magnificent palaces in the world, Versailles, is a green lush and royal town located South-West of Paris. It’s a quick 60 minute drive and is one of the most popular day trips from Paris. Explore the grandeur and opulence of Versailles Palace and more on your Paris to Versailles day trip.

Why Take a Day Trip from Paris to Versailles?

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  • Close proximity: One of the obvious reasons to explore this town is its close proximity to Paris and easy connectivity via public transport.
  • Palace Of Versailles: This iconic world-famous palace is one of the most important landmarks in French architecture.
  • Stunning gardens: Being a residence place of Kings Of French, this town boasts lavish gardens, parks and lush greenery.
  • End Of WW1 was marked here: One of the most important peace treaties - The Treaty Of Versailles - that ended WW1 was signed here.

Paris to Versailles Day Trip: At a Glance

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Distance from Paris: 32 Km

Travel Time: 40 Minutes

Best Time to Visit: Spring & Summer [April-October]

Getting There: Train, car, cab, bus.

Approximate Budget: €60 - €80

Things to Do: Palace of Versailles, The Royal Stables, Versailles Gardens, Night Fountain Shows.

Getting to Versailles from Paris

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By Train

Travel Time: 40 Minutes

Train Stations: Saint Lazare, Paris Montparnasse

Train Routes: RER C train, Train Line L, Train Line N

Timings: First train departs at 5 AM, last train departs at 11 PM

Price: €7.3 for return journey

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By Bus

Travel Time: 50 Minutes

Bus Stations: Line 171 from Pont de Sevres bus stop [in Paris] to Château de Versailles stop [in Versailles]

Price: Single Journey: €2

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By Car/Cab

Versailles is easily accessible via car or taxi, however it does cost more as opposed to travelling by public transportation.

Travel Time: 40 minutes

Taxi Fare: €50 and up

Top Things to Do on A Paris to Versailles Day Trip

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5. Discover Église Notre-Dame

Attraction | History & Architecture

A Roman Catholic parish church, Église Notre-Dame is a must-visit to get a glance of stunning 17th-century neoclassical architecture. It was also a venue in the past for Royal French events. 

Nearby: Versailles Palace, Versailles Garden, Queen's Hamlet

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6. Visit Chèvreloup Arboretum

Sight-Seeing | Nature

Approximately 4kms away is this haven for nature lovers that sprawls across 200 hectares and houses 2,500 species of trees and 8000 plants. Within the park, you must explore the Heron Pond (that’s located at the center of the horticulture zone), Blue Cedar Alley, Wood From The Old Nursery, Source Pavillion, Flower Meadows, Japanese Cherry Trees.  

Nearby: Versailles Palace, Versailles Garden, Queen's Hamlet

Things to See Near Versailles

Once you're done exploring Versailles and are looking for other activities, visit these nearby destinations to continue exploring the magnificent France!

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Miniature France

Park | Outdoor Activity

Visit this 12 acre outdoor park that showcases major French monument models.

Note: this park shuts every November for a period of 4 months.

Distance from Versailles: 17 Km or 20 Min

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Musée de la Toile de Jouy

Museum

 A museum where you can opt for a guided tour of the “Fabrics and Literature” exhibition. It’s led by a heritage guide-lecturer. 

Distance from Versailles: 8.2 Km or 13 min

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Château de la Madeleine

History & Architecture

A 14th century fortress with towers and exhibitions in cellars, views and tours.  

Distance from Versailles: 2.6 Km or 9 Min

Best Places to Eat in Versailles

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Gordon Ramsay au Trianon

French

A fancy fine-dine that is within walking distance from the palace, you can enjoy a 5-course meal, 7-course meal and fine wine. It’s little pricey, so ideal if budget is not a worry for you.

Find it on a map.

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Sister’s Cafe

American

A typical American cafe setup, you can enjoy American fast food like burgers and sandwiches, along with salads, tex-mex, brunch combos etc. 

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The Catina

Italian

Vibrant decor, cane lamps and greens, this Italian fine dine brings to you the traditional taste of Italy. 

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Restaurant Les Quatre Saisons

French

Experience modern and contemporary French cuisine with fine wine pairing. Oh, and this restaurant is known to house works of artists and photographers on their walls on a regular basis.  

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Best Places to Stay at Versailles

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Budget:
Hôtel d'Angleterre:
A budget-friendly option compared to the other stays, this one too is located just 10 minutes walk away from the palace.

Hôtel Le Home Saint Louis: A pet-friendly hotel nestled in an ancient 19th-century building, it’s a budget-friendly option for all travellers.

Mid-Range:
Hôtel Mercure Versailles Château:
This one is ideal if you’re travelling with family and houses comfy rooms that come with most amenities like flat TV, coffeemaking machines, wifi etc. 

Luxury:
Hôtel le Versailles:
Just a 5 minutes walk away from the Palace Of Versailles, this 4-star hotel houses 47 luxurious rooms, an in-house bar and lots more. 

More Things to do on a Day Trip from Paris to Versailles

  • Musical Garden & Fountain Shows: Experience the magical garden and fountain shows at the Palace of Versailles. These are held only between April to October on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the weekend. 
  • Marché Notre Dame: an outdoor and indoor local market that you must scroll through for local produces, cheese, pattistrie. You can also enjoy the fresh cooked dishes, coffee or snacks within the market.  
  • Versailles's Garden Souvenirs Shop: a must-visit gift shop to take back quirky knick-knacks and souvenirs like mugs, t-shirts, cutesy miniatures etc.  
  • Galerie des Batailles: An art gallery that homes artwork displaying French military exploits. 

Travel Tips

  • If you’re looking to double the fun, you can explore this royal city via a biking tour.
  • If you’re travelling with a little one, do note that strollers and baby carriers with metal frames aren’t allowed inside the Palace Of Versailles. 
  • If you’re exploring the city on foot, it’s is recommended to wear comfortable shoes like sneakers or sports shoes. 
  • If you’re exhausted or travelling with senior citizens/kids - you can rent small electric vehicles/golf carts/bicycles as well. 
  • To make the most of your visit to the Palace Of Versailles you can visit during their opening hours at 9 AM as the crowd will be minimal. 
  • It’s recommended to visit the Versailles on a Wednesday or Thursday to avoid heavy rush and crowd. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Paris to Versailles Day Trip

How do I get from Paris to Versailles?

You can opt for a bus, train, car or cab to travel from Paris to Versailles. 

What are the top things to do on a Paris to Versailles day trip?

The top highlights of your day’s trip from Paris to Versailles is visiting the Palace Of Versailles, the Gardens of Versailles, watching the fountain shows and exploring art in multiple museums.

How much time do I need for a Paris to Versailles day trip?

You can easily wrap up your day’s trip in a day. 

What are the best places to eat during a Paris to Versailles day trip?

You can grab a meal at Gordon Ramsay, Sister’s Cafe, The Catina, Alma Restaurant, Le Basilic, etc.  

What are the best places to stay during a Paris to Versailles day trip?

The best places to stay in Versailles are Hôtel le Versailles, Hôtel d'Angleterre, Hôtel Versailles Chantiers, ibis Versailles Parly 2, Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace. 

Is Versailles worth visiting?

Housing one of the most magnificent palaces in the world, Versailles is surely worth a visit.

Is Versailles worth a day trip from Paris?

Owing to its great connectivity and proximity to Paris, Versailles is surely worth a day’s trip. 

Is a Paris to Versailles day trip suitable for families?

Yes, Versailles is suitable to visit with your family.