Palace Of Versailles Tickets & Tours

10 Best Palace of Versailles Tours

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;

Palace of Versailles Ticket Price

Audults ticket €53
Children ticket €35
Infant ticket FREE

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.

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Versailles Private Half-Day Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Versailles Private Half-Day Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A half day (4 hour) return trip to Versailles Palace from Paris.
  • Small group sizes with transport in a sedan or minibus.
  • Private tour with skip-the-line access to Versailles Palace led by an art historian.
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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

2. Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • A full day bike tour of the Versailles Estates including City of Versailles.
  • Entrance to the Palace Rooms with audio guide and access to Trianon Estate.
  • This is a unique experience that allows you to see more of Versailles than most visitors on foot ever get to see.
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour with Hotel Transfers from Paris

3. Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour with Hotel Transfers from Paris

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A half day tour to the Palace of Versailles with transport from Paris.
  • Skip-the-line entry with audio tour.
  • Access Versailles Palace State Apartments including the Hall of Mirrors and the gardens.
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Private transfer between Paris and the Chateau de Versailles

4. Private transfer between Paris and the Chateau de Versailles

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Private transfer with a private driver dedicated only to transport you safely

    High-end sedan with all our services included on board (subject to vehicle...
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Palace of Versailles & Giverny Audio Guide Tour with Pickup and Drop Off

5. Palace of Versailles & Giverny Audio Guide Tour with Pickup and Drop Off

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • Combine in one day the visit of the Palace of Versailles and Giverny with the assistance of a driver guide. Lunch in a restaurant on the banks of the Seine.

    ITINERARY:
    08:30 am: Pickup from your hotel for the Chateau de Versailles
    10h00-12h30: Visit of the Chateau and Gardens with audio guides
    01.30 p.m. -0 2.30 p.m.: Lunch by the...
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Palace of Versailles - Private Trip

6. Palace of Versailles - Private Trip

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • THE PALACE :
    "Explore the Palace of Versailles at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the history of France and learn about the secrets and scandals of the French Monarchy when all was elegance, pleasure, and opulence. You will be blown away by the ornate apartments, the King's Bedchamber and the spectacular Hall of Mirrors."

    YOUR DAY...
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Chateau de Versailles & Gardens. VIP private tour with guide + driver

7. Chateau de Versailles & Gardens. VIP private tour with guide + driver

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • A Royal program during which you will discover the Great and little history of Versailles.

    Visit one of the most majestic castles in the world imagined by the Sun King (Louis XIV)

    Discover the Royal appartments and the Hall of Mirrors.

    Cross the gardens designed by Louis XIV and Le Nôtre.

    Ask all the questions you...
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Versailles Palace & Louvre Museum Private Day Tour from Paris

8. Versailles Palace & Louvre Museum Private Day Tour from Paris

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • If you must choose two of the most important landmarks in Paris, you will probably choose the Versailles palace and the Louvre museum. 

    Explore with your licensed guide this 2 magnificent places in a private full day tour.  Enjoy the fast access to the museum saving hours and hassle. Get picked up at the hotel. Enjoy even the fountain...
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Versailles Full Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Versailles Full Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • Private Versailles 8 hour tour with a licensed driver guide. Get picked up at your hotel, ride to Versailles in a luxury minivan, skip the line, avoid audio-guides and be dropped off somewhere in Paris or direct to your hotel after your...
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Versailles and Chartres Private Day Tour from Paris

10. Versailles and Chartres Private Day Tour from Paris

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • One of France’s most visited attraction is the incredible Palace of Versailles. This visit will give you an overview of the fascinating history of Versailles and you will have a chance to explore the palace and its gardens.

    Your official guide will give you a personalized tour and of course you’ll skip the queues at the entrance. What...
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Giverny and Versailles Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

11. Giverny and Versailles Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • Discover two of France's most popular destinations outside Paris—Versailles and Giverny—with private transportation, providing a hassle-free way to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site and a French historic monument in one day. Enjoy the insights of a private guide as you explore both attractions, admiring the lavishness of Versailles' interior...
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Versailles Palace and Park Private Guided Day Tour from Paris

12. Versailles Palace and Park Private Guided Day Tour from Paris

clock Duration: 7 to 9 hou
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Palace and Park of Versailles on this private full-day tour from Paris. Follow a private guide though the beautiful state apartments, and gain insight into life here during the reign of Louis XIV of France and Queen Marie Antoinette in the 17th century. Explore the beautiful park and grounds, and visit top...
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VERSAILLES: Visit the Royal Palace of the Kings of France

13. VERSAILLES: Visit the Royal Palace of the Kings of France

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Discover the entire region of Versailles. Find your driver in front of your hotel. You will then be able to discover the majestic castle and its gardens. Adjustable schedule at your own...
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Versailles Private Excursion

14. Versailles Private Excursion

clock Duration: 6 hours
  • See Versailles, a unique estate that was made to owe and impress with its sheer size, stature and magnificence. Walk through its many rooms and corridors, especially the well-known Hall of Mirrors, and find out first-hand about the most extravagant and decadent period of the entire French history. The true value of this visit, however, is the...
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FAQs about Palace of Versailles

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.

Opening and Closing times of the Palace of Versailles

  • The Palace Rooms are open Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5.30pm Closed every Monday plus 25th December and 1st January
  • The Gardens & Park are open 7 days a week 8am-6pm unless there are snowstorms or gails in which case the gardens are closed.
  • The Coach Gallery and The Estate of Trianon are only open in the afternoon. Usually from12:30-5:30pm or until 6.30pm in Summer.


  • How far is Paris from Versailles and How to get there?

    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

    Metro

    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.

    Train

    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.

    Shuttle Bus

    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.

    Regular Bus

    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.

    Taxi

    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.

    Map of Palace of Versailles

    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

    Tips for Visiting the Palace of Versailles

  • There is free entry to the Palace of Versaille the first Sunday of the month between November and March. EU residents under the age of 26 can also get free entry when proof of ID and a student card is shown.
  • It is free to visit the park, gardens, and coach gallery.
  • The fountain in front of the Palace is only switched on at certain times - Catch the display on Saturdays and Sundays from March-October or Tuesdays from May-June at 11am-12pm or between 3.30pm-5pm.
  • Photos are allowed inside the palace rooms (permanent exhibitions) but only without flash and selfie sticks and tripods are forbidden inside the palace rooms.
  • Pushchairs, prams, and metal framed baby carriers are forbidden inside the palace rooms and must be left in the luggage room. If visiting with babies and young toddlers a front-wearing harness or sling is recommended. Carrying kids on shoulders is also forbidden.
  • There is a road train and tram service running between the Palace and to/around The Estate of Trianon - Tickets cost 4 euro.
  • There are cafes and restaurants onsite but the food is expensive - It's possible to pack your own food for a picnic and enjoy it in the park - Food and drink cannot be consumed or taken within the palace rooms or gardens and must be left in the locker room.