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Versailles Palace Entry Ticket

Versailles Palace Entry Ticket

€19.50
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Flexible Duration
  • Explore the seat of power turned museum, Palace of Versailles, with this general entry ticket and explore significant 17th-century.
  • Choose how in-depth you want to explore the Palace with a convenient option to select between 3 options that give you access to different parts of the Palace Estate.
  • The ornately built King’s Apartments give you a peek into the lives of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors placed in a way that reflects the light of a candle. With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the entire hall.
  • At the Trianon Estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace but within the same domain, explores the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head to the Gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Don't miss the water displays during the famous fountain shows in the Gardens!

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Palace of Versailles: The King's Apartment
  • All Access Passport
  • All Access Passport including Gardens Show
  • From Mon to Fri, there are water displays during the famous fountain shows - don't miss this unique experience!
  • 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 visit the Trianon Palace & Gardens before that.
  • The gardens close promptly at 5:30pm on Saturdays 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.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring along an umbrella depending on the weather. Make sure you dress in warm clothing even in the summer season, due to the wind and drafts in the Palace.
  • There's a 1.5€ chateau booking fee to reserve your time slot.

Musical Fountains Show

  • 2 Apr to 30 Oct: every Sat and Sun (except 1 May)
  • 3 May to 28 Jun: every Tue
  • Also open on 15 Apr, 26 May, 14 Jul, 15 Aug
  • Groves is open from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Musical displays are open from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access

Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access

€55
Free Cancellation
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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Dive straight into European History without waiting in long queues at the ticket box office or the entry line with this skip-the-line ticket with a tour guide.
  • Your expert historian guide will enrich your experience with lesser-known stories and facts about the centuries-old palace.
  • Explore the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments, their themed salons, and elaborate frescoes on the ceilings before making your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors.
  • Admire the ingenuity of arranging 357 mirrors in such a way that lighting a single candle would brighten the Hall with shimmering reflections.
  • Experience the royal life as you walk the corridors and marvel at over 60,000 artworks housed in the palace.
  • Quick Tip: During high season, from Apr through Oct, it is recommended to visit the Palace early in the morning to avoid crowds.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Palace of Versailles Tour with Skip the Line Access

Palace of Versailles Tour with Skip the Line Access

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€59
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Travel to the past as you enjoy a guided tour (English, Spanish or French) of the Palace of Versailles with entry to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon included; and what's more, you’ll get priority access over all other groups with this ticket!
  • Enjoy a cozy tour group experience of no more than 15 guests per tour group.
  • Visit the Royal Apartments of French monarchs such as Louis XIV - admire the heavily furnished rooms as you hop from one room to the other.
  • The Hall of Mirrors is sure to dazzle you! A corridor filled with 357 mirrors reflecting the serene gardens through the arched windows is a sight you cannot miss.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.
  • 30 mins away from the palace at the Estate of Trianon, you’ll also explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Note: Re-entry is not possible upon leaving the premises.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Palace of Versailles with Versailles Gardens Tour

Palace of Versailles with Versailles Gardens Tour

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€99
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
4 hr.
Guided Tour
Transfers Included
  • Bypass the crowd at the box office and the entry ticket line, and head right into the Versailles Palace with an expert English-speaking guide. Don’t worry about arranging transport to the Palace with round-trip transfers included in the ticket - it can’t get more hassle-free than this!
  • Explore the Royal Apartments with your English-speaking historian guide, and listen to lesser-known anecdotes and facts about the castle and the royal family.
  • Stroll the Hall of Mirrors, the historic place where the famous Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I.
  • After touring the Palace, explore the verdant Gardens of Versailles, which feature 386 works of art including more than 200 statues, fountains, ponds, flower beds, and woodland.
  • From Apr to Oct, enjoy the Musical Garden shows and the Musical Fountain shows to top off your experience.
  • Note: This ticket does not include entry to the Estate of Trianon.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Combo: Versailles Skip the Line + Louvre Skip the Line + Orsay Tickets

Combo: Versailles Skip the Line + Louvre Skip the Line + Orsay Tickets

€54.50
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Audio Guide
  • This pocket-friendly combo ticket brings to you three must-see Paris attractions: the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre Museum, and the Orsay Museum!
  • Choose between the King Grand Apartment entry that gives you access to the Main Palace where the Hall of Mirrors is; or choose the Passport Access that allows you to visit the Gardens & the Trianon Estate as well.
  • The ornately built King Grand Apartments give you a peek into the lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors that were placed in a way that reflected the light of the candles, and protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke.
  • At the Trianon estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace, but within the same domain, explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head out to the gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Later, get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.
  • Continue your artistic exploration with entry to the Orsay Museum.
  • Marvel at the stunning works of artists like Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, Frederic Bazille, and many more.
  • Some of the most iconic works of art include Gustave Courbet’s 'The Artist’s Studio' (1854–55), Édouard Manet’s 'Luncheon on the Grass' (1863), and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1876).

Palace of Versailles

  • Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grands Apartments
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Audioguide
  • Temporary Exhibits
  • Gardens (including fountain or musical show)
  • Grand & Petit Trianon (passport only)
  • Queen’s Hamlet (passport only)
  • Park

Louvre Museum

  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes

The Orsay Museum

  • Entry into the Orsay Museum
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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. 

Find it on a map.

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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. 

Find it on a map.

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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.  

Find it on a map.

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.