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Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

From $21.11 per person

Discover the center of political power in France before the French Revolution. See the palace, discover the décor of the “Sun King” in the Hall of Mirrors, and stroll through the palace gardens (in high season).

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, such as the legendary "Sun King" thanks to your audio guide (available in 11 languages)
  • Walk through the dazzling Hall of Mirrors
  • Discover formal and informal gardens in the palatial grounds (only on certain days during high season)
Full description
Marvel at the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789 – The Palace of Versailles. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals with a complimentary audio guide. Located just 30 minutes from central Paris by train, Versailles was a sleepy village until Louis XIII began to build a hunting lodge in 1623. By the end of the century, continued expansion saw the town and castle become the symbolic center of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Louis XIV moved the royal family to the palace in 1682, and 2 enormous new wings were added during a 2nd phase of building (1678–1715). Your ticket allows you access to the ornate State Apartments built by Le Vau. Get a sense of life in the French court, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, up to the French Revolution when the royal family was forced to return to Paris in October 1789. Take a walk through the legendary gardens at your own pace, and marvel at fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Please take in consideration that the waiting time to enter the Palace of Versailles can be more than 2 hours in high season, even with a pre-booked ticket. Arrive early in the morning or in the middle of the afternoon to avoid the long lines.
Includes
  • Skip the line ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • Access to the Palace of Versailles gardens (only when there is no Fountain show, please check the "additional Information" field)
  • Downloadable audio guide (available in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian)
  • Entrance to the Palace of Versailles gardens on Grandes Eaux Spectacles days
  • Entrance to the Trianon
  • Entrance to Marie Antoinette's Estate
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Present your voucher directly at the Palace entrance. Arrive early - 08:45 - to avoid the long lines at the security check in high season. Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles. Due to works on the train line RER C from July 15th to August 25th, you can only take the train from the Station Javel (Metro 10).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Due to Covid 19, the audioguide is not available onsite, please download it on the website of the palace
  • Palace entrance is free for children under 18 years old, and for EU citizens under 26 years old. It is not necessary to book a ticket but a valid form of ID is required. Non-EU citizens between 18 and 25 need to buy a ticket
  • You may experience some waiting time at the security check. You can only skip-the-line for the cash desk with this entrance ticket
  • To access the gardens during those days, you will have to pay an additional fee of €9. You can book "Versailles Palace and Garden Full Access Day with Fountain Show"
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory for visitors to the castle
  • Palace entrance is free for children under 18 years old, and for EU citizens under 26 years old. It is not necessary to book a ticket but a valid form of ID is required. You will still need to get a free ticket at the cashdesk. Non-EU citizens between 18 and 25 need to buy a ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 1586 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
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Everything was fine but an improvement would be to be able to get the audio guide in two languages for the same booking. In my case I booked with English audio but my wife required Korean and on the booking form you can only choose one language. Finally we were able to change my wife's on entry.

January 10, 2020

Si viajas a París, el Palacio de Versalles es uno de los lugares que debes conocer. Lo mejor es ir desde temprano para poder hacer la visita completa y tener tiempo de recorrer los jardines y la aldea de la Reina. Para llegar es necesario tomar el RER, verifica que las estaciones estén funcionando de manera normal el día de tu visita, ya que en Paris suelen cerrar muchas estaciones de metro y RER por diferentes razones y eso puede ocasionarte retrasos, especialmente si tu boleto tiene una hora especifica de ingreso.

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November 25, 2019

Ticket purchases was a breeze!

Buying the tickets on line and printing them off was the easy part. Navigating through Versailles and all the crowds was a nightmare! Very disappointing experience. Wait time was over an hour just getting inside, there was no clear direction on where to start, and the crowds and selfie photos was overwhelming! I was very disappointed in how commercialized the palace has become!

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June 7, 2019

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