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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
  • Fountain Show
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

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Meeting point

The main entrance to the Palace of Versailles is through the Main Courtyard. Go directly to entrance A of the palace, in the Dufour pavilion at the top left of the Cour d'Honneur. Make sure to download your ticket before arriving at the Palace to ensure your entry in case of any internet connection issues.

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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
  • 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 cash desk. Non-EU citizens between 18 and 25 need to buy a ticket
  • Your ticket is only valid on the booked date and time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 2099 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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The Palace of Versailles is absolutely worth a visit. The gardens were also open, so we strolled through here afterwards. We definitely have to go here once the fountains are on. A note to anyone with a 3 day tourist ticket. The Palace of Versailles is in Zone 4. Therefore, it is essential to take a ticket from Tine 3-4. Otherwise it will be expensive. We would have to pay a fine of €70.

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November 2, 2022

The tickets we wanted were sold out on the main website so we bought them from here. Which was a really good experience as we had few days in Paris and had planned our activities and glad we got the tickets for the date and the time we planned for :)

October 10, 2022

We had speedy access to Versaille. The crowds weren't too bad either way since we visited in September, but I didn't have time to spare waiting in lines. I am happy with my purchase of all the passes, Eiffel, Louvre, and the Museum D'Orsay. I will use this service when I return to Paris. Thanks for making my trip magical!

September 16, 2022

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