An eight hour tour of Versailles Palace and its splendid gardens, including Trianon and the Queen's hamlet
A private excursion to Versailles with a visit to the magnificent rooms, the Hall of Mirrors and the park.
Visit Versailles with us and discover the magnificent castle on your own with your audio guide.
Spend a great day in Versailles. After arriving by train, explore the gardens by bike. You can also visit the famous castle.
Discover the gardens and the famous castle of Versailles on this excursion from Paris. Benefit from preferential admission
Palace of Versailles. Explore the palace's highlights with an audio guide. Visit the Grand Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and more.
Get access to all areas of the Palace of Versailles. Explore the Palace of Versailles with an audio guide and enjoy a magnificent fountain show.
Get access to all areas of the Palace of Versailles. Explore the Palace of Versailles, the Trianon Palaces, Marie-Antoinette's estate and the gardens.
Experience a tour behind the scenes of the spectacular royal residence
The ultimate Versailles experience with a round trip from Paris
Discover the stunning Château de Versailles with priority access with an audio guide
There is no such thing as the best time for Versailles. Versailles Castle is open to visitors all year round. The opening hours vary according to the season. Tip for your tour: Come early! The palace is incredibly large and there are many highlights to discover. If you really plan to see everything, you can even allow two days. Those who absolutely want to see the water games in the gardens should visit the castle gardens of Versailles between 11:00 and 12:00 or between 15:30 and 17:00. Attention: The castle of Versailles is closed on Mondays! Opening hours:
|April - October||November - March|
|Versailles Castle||9:00 - 18:30||09:00 - 17:30|
|Gardens and parks of Versailles Palace||07:00 - 20:30||08:00 - 18:00|
|Trianon Palace & Domaine Marie Antoinette||12:00 - 18:30||12:00 - 17:30|
Due to the long waiting times of up to two hours in front of the ticket counters of the castle, we recommend buying tickets for the castle of Versaille and its gardens in advance. When you purchase your ticket, you can choose from a wide range of tickets that entitle you to visit the different areas: 1st ticket with skip-the-line access, including an audio guide: with this ticket, you enjoy priority admission and can only visit the Palace of Versaille. The gardens including the water features are not included in this map. 2nd ticket for Verseaille Castle with skip-the-line access, with audio guide, for all areas: These tickets give you access to all areas of the Château de Versaille. These include the Palace, the pleasure palaces, the Royal Apartments and the Palace Garden. For the water games you need an additional ticket. 3. Castle of Versailles ticket for all areas + the water games: This ticket includes all the highlights at Versaille Castle. You will have access to all areas and will also be entitled to visit the famous water games in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Tip: On the first Sunday of the month (November to March) all visitors have free admission. Caution: On this day there are waiting lines of up to 4 hours.
Yes, a guided tour of the Palace of Versaille is highly recommended, but not for everyone. Many tickets, however, include audio guides, with which you can discover the castle on your own and still learn everything worth knowing through headphones. Some operators offer excursions from Paris inklsuive transfer, entrance and guided tours. For those who do not want to plan the journey to Versaille themselves and prefer to rely on experts, these tours are a real alternative.
The longer in Versailles, the better. A visit to the castle and the castle gardens can take several days due to the enormous dimensions of the complex. So plan at least a day trip. After all, you want to enjoy the many exhibits and the wonderful atmosphere in peace and quiet and not rush from one room to the next.
The magnificent Château de Versailles is located in the city of the same name, about 20 kilometres outside Paris. By car, this means a journey of about 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. You will certainly not miss the 51,000 square meter area. If you are on a small tour through France, you should not only visit the castle, but also Versailles itself. The neighbouring city of Paris offers many other sights and a visit is highly recommended.
Versailles is about one hour away from Paris. It is possible to get there by train, for example. To Versailles the RER line C runs, which stops at the stations "Versailles - Chantiers" and "Versailles - Rive Gauche". From there it is about 10 minutes on foot to the castle. However, the fastest way is by car (about 20 minutes by car). If you don't want to bother planning your journey, you can also book a day trip from Paris. In this case, the arrival will be either with a normal or a minibus. The Versailles Express runs twice a day from Paris to Versailles. You will find the station at the Eiffel Tower.
Versailles Castle is one of the most beautiful and at the same time most imposing sights in France, if not the whole world, and was declared a UNSESCO World Heritage Site as early as 1979. The castle was built by King Louis the XIII in 1631 and what was initially a tranquil hunting lodge turned out to be a magnificent ruler's palace under the reign of King Louis the XIV, also known as the "Sun King". Today, you can marvel at this masterful building on an area of around 51,000 square metres and in more than 1800 rooms. You should definitely visit these highlights:
One of the absolute highlights of Versailles Palace is undeniably the magnificent Hall of Mirrors. About 350 mirrors have been installed on the walls and the hall is a full 75 metres long. No wonder that the most famous festivals of France were celebrated here in the 18th century. Especially the floor-to-ceiling windows to the castle garden, which are reflected in the mirrors on the other side, are a real eye-catcher. The impression is created that the garden is being transported into the hall.
Another highlight of the castle is the so-called golden bedroom, which was used by the reigning king. In the room there is an impressive ceiling painting and a four-poster bed in which you will surely want to put yourself in immediately.
The castle chapel is another highlight on your tour of Versailles Castle. The sacred place was consecrated to St. Ludwig, it was opened quite late. Not until the beginning of the 18th century. Especially the wonderful fresco paintings will captivate you.
The beautiful and about 715 hectares large garden is probably as famous as Versailles Castle itself. Apart from colourful flowers, many small fountains and water features, you can also see one or two buildings designed in the baroque style. The complex is divided into three areas, the parterres, the boscage and the hunting forest, which is located a little further away from the castle itself. The biggest highlight are the water games of Versailles.