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Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket

Entry ticket

Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket

From US$ 21.02 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.

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  • Learn about the figures of the French monarchy, such as the legendary "Sun King"
  • Walk through the dazzling Hall of Mirrors
  • Discover formal and informal gardens in the palatial grounds
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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. 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. If you want to visit the gardens during the Fountain and Musical Gardens show, you must either buy a full-access ticket or a dedicated ticket for the Fountains and Musical Gardens.

  • Skip the cashdesk line to the Palace of Versailles
  • Access to the Palace of Versailles gardens (only when there is no Fountain show)
  • Skip-the-security-check entry
  • Entrance to the Palace of Versailles gardens during the Fountains and Musical Gardens show
  • Entrance to the Trianon
  • Entrance to Marie Antoinette's Estate
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Meeting point

The main entrance to the Palace of Versailles is through the Main Courtyard. Go directly to entrance A of the palace, in the Dufour pavilion at the top left of the Cour d'Honneur. Make sure to download your ticket before arriving at the Palace to ensure your entry in case of any internet connection issues.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Your ticket is only valid on the booked date and time
  • Afternoons time slots are quieter than mornings
  • 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
  • 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 cash desk. Non-EU citizens between 18 and 25 need to buy a ticket
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The tickets we wanted were sold out on the main website so we bought them from here. Which was a really good experience as we had few days in Paris and had planned our activities and glad we got the tickets for the date and the time we planned for :)

March 27, 2023

We had speedy access to Versaille. The crowds weren't too bad either way since we visited in September, but I didn't have time to spare waiting in lines. I am happy with my purchase of all the passes, Eiffel, Louvre, and the Museum D'Orsay. I will use this service when I return to Paris. Thanks for making my trip magical!

March 27, 2023

Really awesome experience but didn't get to see the gardens since the information for gardens and palace IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. The way they provide the information for what access is not optimized. A sunday ticket should be palace ticket only since sundays always have fountain shows. whereas days with no shows should be caleld palace + garden tickets. Information for this has to be combined from 3 different websites which is not intuitive and easy to plan with at all.

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March 27, 2023

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