Palaces of Versailles, also known as Chateau de Versailles is one of the most important historical attractions in France. The landmark attracts up to 10 million visitors every year, and after the Eiffel Tower, it is the most popular landmark in the country. Some of the most interesting things about the Palace are its history and designs as well as the Hall of Mirrors that is made of 357 mirrors in total. The Palace has been recognised by UNESCO and is listed as a world heritage site. It is also one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art.
There are several ways to explore the historical palace, and it depends on the Palaces of Versailles tickets and tour option that you choose from the packages on Tripindicator. Private Palaces of Versailles tickets allow visitors to explore the landmark on their own, and it enables them to discover the secrets of the palace on their own. With guided tour tickets, visitors can explore the Palace's history with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide, and also select from other exciting deals and offers including skip the line yours in Palaces of Versailles, discount tickets and several others. You can buy tickets online at a discounted rate with Tripincdicator, and enjoy the most amazing deals.
With the aid of our expert team, visitors will enjoy the best ticket prices and combination deals as the Tripindicator tour team has selected the best possible deals for customers compared to other teams such as the standard ticket prices at Palaces of Versailles as shown below;
The below table includes a brief description of the best Palace of Versailles tickets & skip the line guided tours. They're based on visitors reviews, cost, visitors experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Palace of Versailles.Read MoreSee Less
The Palace of Versailles is the most famous royal chateau in France, and the most lavish with its grand Baroque architecture and lavish landscaped gardens. It was the centre of political power and the official royal residence of the court of France from 1682 until 1789.
The Palace of Versailles is located 10 miles (16 km) South-West of Paris city center in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France.
Public transport options are as follows
Take RER Line C-5 to Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche (indicated as VICK or VITY on the trains) which is an end of line stop. Journey times from central Paris are approximately 30 minutes with trains departing every 15 minutes during daytime operating hours. The station is a 10 minute walk from the Palace and tickets cost 4.10 euro per person each way.
There are 2 options when travelling by SNCF train, both journey times taking between 10-20 minutes.
From Gare Montparnasse to Versailles Chantiers train station - 20 minute walk from the station to the Palace. Tickets cost 3.45 euro each way.
From Gare Saint Lazare to Versailles Rive Droite train station - 30 minute walk from this station to the Palace. Tickets cost 4.20 euro each way.
T+ tickets cannot be used on these journeys but the passes Navigo, Mobilis and Paris Visite covering zones 1-4 can be used.
Operating Tuesday-Sunday there is a shuttle bus departing from the Eiffel Tower. The shuttle bus departs at 7.45am, 9.45am, and 1.30am returning at 3.15pm or 6pm with journey times taking 45 minutes when there is no traffic. Return tickets cost 29 euro.
RATP bus line 171 runs from Pont de Sevres to the Palace of Versailles within 30 minutes when there is no traffic. T+ tickets are accepted, otherwise the cost is 2 euro each way.
Prices depend on the company and the time it takes to arrive, dependant on traffic, but prices are generally between 45-60 euro, the journey taking 45 minutes without traffic.
Use this interactive map to see entrances and plan your route around so as not to become overwhelmed at the sheer scale of Versailles http://bienvenue.chateauversailles.fr/en/palace/welcome