Palace of Versailles Tours

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Versailles is one of the most gorgeous sites on the planet, with incomprehensible luxury and boundless landscapes. See the Palace of Versailles the way it was designed to be seen: in luxury and with a comprehensive tour of all of its regions.

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Types of Versailles Tour

  • The Classic: Skip-the-line Versailles Palace Tour

With skip-the-line entry, you can bypass the long waiting lines at the Palace of Versailles and enter this royal castle directly. Follow an experienced guide through the palace for a 90-minute Versailles Palace Tour that includes the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments as well as the Hall of Mirrors. Then go outdoors on your own to wander around the large grounds at your leisure.

  • The Adventurous: Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Entrance

On a delightful full-day bike Versailles Tour, take in the splendour of Versailles, which includes round-trip rail transfers from Paris. On arrival, meet your guide and enjoy the day cycling around the lovely parks, royal gardens, and forest trails. Stop by Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, take photographs of the majestic palace from unusual vantage points, and eat lunch (at your own expense) along the Grand Canal of Versailles.

  • The Elegant: Versailles Palace & House of Marie-Antoinette Combo Tour 

A VIP, private full-day Versailles Tour is available. From Paris, travel in style in a Mercedes Benz car with Wi-Fi. Skip the lines at the main mansion, the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, and Marie Antoinette’s own rural hamlet with skip-the-line entrance tickets. The delicious three-course lunch at the ancient and picturesquely located “La Flotille” restaurant is not included in the tour price.

  • The Hidden Gem: Versailles Palace & Giverny Private Tour with Priority Access

This private sightseeing trip from Paris includes visits to the Palace of Versailles and Claude Monet’s residence at Giverny, allowing you to experience two of France’s greatest destinations in just one day. At Versailles, you may see the interior of the palace and take leisurely strolls around the grounds. Then visit Giverny to see the landscape that inspired one of France’s most famous painters. You may enjoy a multi-course meal with wine included along the route, as well as hassle-free transportation between the locations.

  • Last but not the Least: Palace of Versailles Tour After Crowds

Visit at the end of the day to avoid the crowds at this Palace of Versailles tour. For a fully guided garden tour, enter through the Queen’s Gate. Transportation to and from central Paris is provided. Enjoy unique activities that are not included in typical Versailles tours.

Versailles Tour Price 2022

  • Guided tour tickets to the Versaille Palace are €87 per person.
  • Skip-the-Line tour tickets to the Versaille Palace are €112 per person.
  • Access to the Versailles Palace is free for visitors under the age of 18 (or under 26 residing in the EU).


Note: It is highly recommended to book your entrance or tour tickets well in advance as the queues and the waiting time can get rather long and tedious. Visitors can save precious time by booking tickets in advance and booking online rather than buying them on the day, time that you can spend inside admiring all the beautiful artwork.

Versailles Opening Hours 2022

  • Mondays and May 1st are the only days that the store is closed.
  • Hours of operation: 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • Admission closes at 6 p.m.
  • At 5.45 p.m., the ticket office closes.

Note: The palace is closed on May 1st.

Prepare Your Visit

  • Download the visit application on your mobile phone to decrease your wait time at the audioguide desk. It includes all of the audio tours, as well as an interactive map and other information.
  • At the gates to the Versailles and Trianon Palaces, there are free left baggage facilities where you may keep your belongings and enjoy your visit at your leisure.
  • Inside, pets, food and beverages, metal objects, photography, and smoking are not permitted.

Louvre Tours Highlights

  • The palace and grounds will be shown to you by a local guide.
  • Transfers from and to Paris are provided.
  • On select days, tickets to the Versailles fountain show or the musical gardens are included.
  • You don’t have to wait in line with Skip-the-Line access. Allow this palace of Versailles tour to take the fuss out of your much-needed getaway by providing you access to the Palace of Versailles with return bus transfers.

How to Reach Versailles from Paris

By Train 

The Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche station, which is a 10-minute walk from the palace, is served by the RER C line. SNCF trains go to Versailles’ additional railway stations, Chantiers and Rive Droite, each a 20-minute walk from the palace, from Paris’ Montparnasse and St. Lazare stations.

By Bus 

Versailles Express is a daily transfer service that takes double-decker coach buses from the Eiffel Tower. It’s best if you buy your ticket at least 24 hours ahead of time.

By Car 

You may park at a paid area in front of the palace, the Place d’Armes if you choose to rent a car and drive yourself to take the Palace of Versailles tour. From the center of Paris, it’s roughly a 40-minute trip.

Information for Visitors on Covid-19

All guests above the age of 11 must wear masks (as per the governmental decree 2020-548 of 11 May 2020). It is required that visitors bring their own masks (no mask will be sold or distributed on-site).

FAQ's

1. Are there any perks included while on a guided Versailles Tour?

Unknown parts of the Palace of Versailles will be revealed by a guide for the attraction, including those that are not accessible to lone visitors. Furthermore, if you have reserved a guided tour, you will have direct access to the palace during your scheduled visit.

2. What safety precautions are in place for visitors to the Palace of Versailles?

The Palace and the Estate of Versailles are now available to the public. Health precautions and population control measures have been implemented in accordance with government rules.

3. Is there a fee if I come on a Sunday?

From November through March, the Versailles Estate is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month.

4. Which locations on the Versailles tour from Paris are open to the public and free of charge?

  • The Coach Gallery, located in the Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles, is open from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm (in Low Season) or 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm (in High Season) (in High Season). There is no need to purchase a ticket because admission is free.
  • Except during Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days, the gardens are also free. During the High Season (March 31 to October 31, 2018), entry to the gardens is paid during Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days (Tuesdays, Fridays, weekends, and national holidays), except for children under the age of six. Currently, 15 groves are available to the public on a limited basis. (Entrance is included with the Passport and 2-day Passport tickets.)
  • The Park is free to enter and open every day of the year.

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