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Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket

Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket

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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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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. 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-ticket line entry 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 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

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Present your voucher directly at the Palace entrance. Arrive early to avoid the long lines at the security check during the high season.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • 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

4.1 /5

based on 1928 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Great visit of the palace. There are options for audio guides either using their headset or you can download an app, the app suited me although I was not always clear which room I was in and hence which guide to select. You get a lovely view on the fountain and the garden from the highest floor.

May 23, 2022

Been there yesterday May 5th. No queue from the gate. Not so much crowd. Its just perfect. Not sure “no skip line” mention in the ticket promotion because I don’t see the difference. there’s no separate gate between “no skip line” ticket or Not. Maybe because not so much crowd..?? Not sure.

May 6, 2022

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

Product ID: 59528