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Palace of Versailles Tickets & Guided tours

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Private Full Day Tour of Versailles

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Private Full Day Tour of Versailles

An eight hour tour of Versailles Palace and its splendid gardens, including Trianon and the Queen's hamlet

Duration:
8 h
Language:
English + 1 more
624 $ price (private)

Half day excursion to Versailles

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Half day excursion to Versailles

A private excursion to Versailles with a visit to the magnificent rooms, the Hall of Mirrors and the park.

Duration:
4 h
Language:
English + 2 more
396.50 $ price (private)

Skip-the-line: Half day excursion to Versailles (with audio guide)

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Skip-the-line: Half day excursion to Versailles (with audio guide)

Visit Versailles with us and discover the magnificent castle on your own with your audio guide.

Duration:
4 h
Language:
English + 9 more
from 69 $ per person

Bicycle and castle tour in Versailles including transfer from Paris by train

Bicycle and castle tour in Versailles including transfer from Paris by train

Spend a great day in Versailles. After arriving by train, explore the gardens by bike. You can also visit the famous castle.

Duration:
8 h
Languages:
English
from 110.50 $ per person

Skip-the-line: Palace of Versailles & Gardens - incl. transfer from Paris

Skip-the-line: Palace of Versailles & Gardens - incl. transfer from Paris

Discover the gardens and the famous castle of Versailles on this excursion from Paris. Benefit from preferential admission

Duration:
4.5 h
Languages:
English
from 83.50 $ per person

Paris Pass incl. travel guide & free travel for 2, 4 & 6 days

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The Paris Pass

The Paris Pass gives you free access to over 60 top attractions, numerous discounts and free travel on public transport.

from 147 $ per person

Paris Metro Ticket for 1, 2, 3 and 5 days - zones 1-5

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Paris Metro Ticket for 1, 2, 3 and 5 days - zones 1-5

With the Metro you can discover all the highlights of Paris. Take this ticket option to Disneyland and explore the castle of Versailles.

  • DISPATCH WITHIN 2-3 days
  • VALID FOR zones 1-5 from the airport
from 30.50 $ per person

Palace of Versailles with Audioguide (Regular Ticket)

Palace of Versailles with Audioguide (Regular Ticket)

Palace of Versailles. Explore the palace's highlights with an audio guide. Visit the Grand Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and more.

Language:
German + 4 more
20.50 $ per person

Ticket for the Palace of Versailles with Fountains Show

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Ticket for the Palace of Versailles with Fountains Show

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.

Language:
German + 4 more
32 $ per person

Skip the Line Ticket for the Palace of Versailles with Audio Guide

Skip the Line Ticket for the Palace of Versailles with Audio Guide

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.

Language:
German + 4 more
24.50 $ per person

Paris BLUE SIAT® Pass- 2, 4 and 6 days

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Paris BLUE SIAT® Pass- 2, 4 and 6 days

Take the metro for unlimited rides and discover all the highlights of Paris. You will receive your passport by mail before departure.

  • FREE ADMISSION to over 50 museums and attractions
  • INCL. AIRPORT transfer
  • INCLUDING METRO Ticket for 2, 4 or 6 days
from 148 $ per person

Combination: Ticket for the Palace of Versailles & Metro ticket (1 day zones 1-5)

Combination: Ticket for the Palace of Versailles & Metro ticket (1 day zones 1-5)

With this combined offer you will receive a ticket with priority admission to the Palace of Versailles as well as a day ticket for the Metro for zones 1-5.

  • FREE METROPLAN
  • DAY TICKET for the Metro (zones 1-5)
  • TICKET WITHOUT queuing for the castle of Versailles
61.50 $ per person

Palace of Versailles: no queuing + guided tour in English

Palace of Versailles: no queuing + guided tour in English

Experience a tour behind the scenes of the spectacular royal residence

Languages:
English
from 50.50 $ per person

Palace of Versailles: all areas + guided tour + transport from Paris

Palace of Versailles: all areas + guided tour + transport from Paris

The ultimate Versailles experience with a round trip from Paris

Languages:
English
from 77 $ per person

Palace of Versailles: skip-the-line + audio guide

Palace of Versailles: skip-the-line + audio guide

Discover the stunning Château de Versailles with priority access with an audio guide

Language:
English + 5 more
from 29 $ per person

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Travel tips for excursions to the castle of Versailles

It's worth coming early

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

Tips and tricks when buying tickets

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.

With or without a guided tour of Versailles Castle?

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.

How much time you need for a visit

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.

Where is Versailles Castle located?

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.

Directions: The easiest way to the castle of Versailles

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.

4 highlights during a visit to the castle of Versailles

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:

1. Hall of Mirrors

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.

2. Golden bedroom

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.

3. Castle Chapel

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.

4. Gardens of Versailles

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.

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