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Palace of Versailles Tours

Discover your Palace of Versailles skip-the-line tickets today and explore the magnificent Château de Versailles, the stomping ground of France’s elite from 1682 until the royal court’s fall in 1789. Save time with a Versailles guided tour to explore its many sections from the picturesque castle to ornate halls and lush gardens. Enjoy convenient transfers and an engaging guided tour to discover the opulence of this grand palace by booking your tickets in advance.
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Our tips for Versailles

  • Think ahead. Pre-book your Versailles tickets, this sought-after destination is known for lengthy queues. Booking in advance grants access to the ticket holder's line, which is much faster than the hour-long queue for those buying onsite.
  • Versailles by night. If you have the time to spare, consider an overnight stay. Held mainly in summer, Château’s decadent opera and alfresco events offer an evening of old-world glamour.
  • If the shoe fits. Tours of the palace mean one thing - lots of walking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Visit the King’s other garden. Visit the Potager du Roi, the king’s personal vegetable garden to admire the garden layout that still remains since Louis XIV’s time.

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Just 22 kilometers from Paris in the leafy bourgeois village of Versailles, this royal palace brings thousands of tourists to its doorstep each week for its extravagant residence, art, architecture, interior design and landscaping. If you are on the lookout to delve into history and rich architecture, nothing beats this palace!

With seven hundred rooms housing 67 staircases, 352 chimneys, 6300 paintings, 2100 sculptures and 5000 decorative art furnishings, the sheer scale of the palace is awe-inspiring. No amount of research or study will prepare for the sensory overload that accompanies a trip to these extraordinary royal headquarters.

The Hall of Mirrors is worth checking with a total of 357 mirrors. It is also the place where the treaty that ended World War I and the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Also, the legend has that the mirror makers from Venice were practically enticed to construct the Hall of Mirrors. The palace also played a crucial role in scientific research during the periods of Louis XV and Louis XVI with experiments in zoological studies, horology, astronomy, and cartography were conducted among other things.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles?

    The high season in the summer months sees hordes of tourists enter the palace gates. The low season of winter is more relaxed, however wet and windy weather can be a dampener.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of the Palace of Versailles?

    The attraction remains open for the majority of the year, closing its doors each Monday for maintenance and on the 1st of January, 1st of May and the 25th of December only. Versailles ticket admission begins from 9 am to beat the crowds.

  • Q: How do I avoid the long queues at the entry?

    We recommend buying Versailles skip-the-line tickets in advance to avoid long queues and waiting times.

  • Q: How to get there?

    Versailles is well connected to the city’s transport systems. A mere 45-minute journey on the RER train from Paris will set you back only a few Euros, while bus links from Paris to Versailles are also cheap.

  • Q: How can I visit the Palace of Versailles for free?

    On the first Sunday of the month from November to March, the entire Versailles Estate is open and free of charge to visitors.

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