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Palace of Versailles Tickets with Optional Passport Tickets

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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 how in-depth you want to explore the Palace with a convenient choice to select between 3 options that give you access to different parts of the Palace Estate.

Inclusions

  • 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)

Exclusions

  • 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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Combo (Save 5%): Louvre Museum Direct Entry Tickets + Versailles Palace Tickets

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  • With this super-saver combo ticket, access the Louvre – one of the world's largest museums – and the Palace of Versailles, one of Europe's grandest palaces.
  • Bypass the long queues at the Louvre, ensuring guaranteed entry within 30 mins. Explore artwork like Michelangelo's ‘Dying Slave’ among other masterpieces.
  • Witness the Neoclassical ‘Coronation of Napoleon’ by Jacques-Louis David, depicting Napoleon Bonaparte's crowning as the French Emperor, and more.
  • At the Palace of Versailles, access various sections like the Hall of Mirrors, adorned with 357 mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, and more.
  • Wander through the gardens, discover 250 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, and peek into the private lives of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.

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Louvre Museum

  • Skip-the-line entry to Louvre Museum
  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 mins
  • Access to temporary exhibits
  • Free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix

Versailles Palace

  • Entry to Versailles Palace
  • Access to the Gardens
  • Access to the musical gardens/fountain show (Apr to Oct only)
  • Timed entry to the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grand King's Apartment
  • Access to the Hall of Mirrors
  • Access to the temporary exhibits
  • Access to Versailles' Park

Louvre Museum

  • Tip: Meet the ancient rockstar at the Louvre: the Great Sphinx of Tanis, an Egyptian celebrity flaunting its timeless charm for over 4,000 years.
  • There is no priority access to the temporary exhibitions inside the Louvre. If you miss your scheduled time slot, you must join the line for regular ticket holders.
  • The visit routes will be signposted, with no possible backtracking to avoid crossing flows. Additionally, re-entry is not allowed after you leave the venue.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Entry to the venue will be free on July 14 owing to Independence Day in France.
  • Please note that printed tickets are required to enter the venue.

Versailles Palace

  • Tip: Don't miss the King's State Apartments: Opulent chambers showcasing the grandeur of Louis XIV, including the King's Bedchamber.
  • Prohibited items include pets, weapons, sharp objects, food/drinks, luggage, selfie sticks, non-folding strollers, and umbrellas.
  • 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.
  • Please click here for further information on the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, and here for the site map and access-related information.
  • 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour & All Access Ticket

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  • Travel to the past with these tickets which provide you with entry not only to the Palace but also to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon.
  • 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 King Louis XIV desired a 'power' chamber that demonstrated France’s aesthetic, political, and economic supremacy to the rest of the world. Learn interesting tidbits like these and more from your guide.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with entry
  • Expert English, French, or Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • 15 or less guests/tour group
  • Guided tour of the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors)
  • Access to the fountain and musical shows (when available)
  • Access to the Gardens
  • Access to Trianon Estate

Exclusions

  • Access to the King's Private Apartments
  • 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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Premium Exclusive: King's Private Apartments Guided Tour with Full Access to Palace of Versailles

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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 - a peek into the royal family's history from an English 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.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Access to the gardens
  • 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 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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From Paris: Palace of Versailles Tickets & Audioguide 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.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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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.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line access to both the Palace and Gardens
  • Expert tour guide
  • Round trip transfers by private air-conditioned coach
  • Tickets to Fountain Show or Musical Gardens (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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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour

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  • Dive into European History on this small-group tour as your expert guide will enrich your experience with lesser-known facts and stories 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 with the premium pass. Marvel at 60,000+ artworks at the Palace and gain exclusive access to the Gardens.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour 45-minute tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, or Italian-speaking guide
  • Entry to the Palace of Versailles
  • Entry to the Palace Gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from Paris
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
  • Access to the King's Private Apartments
  • Tip: The security at the Palace is very rigid as it sees a huge number of visitors every day. Make sure to leave large bags, suitcases, rucksacks, and sharp objects in your vehicle or hotel.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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.