This getaway is specially designed to allow you to optimize your time and discover the Palace of Versailles in just half a day . Thanks to our priority access ticket to Versailles, you will avoid, in busy periods, a long queue at the entrance to the Palace. Inside, the audio-guided commentaries * will allow you to discover, at your own pace, the most beautiful rooms of the palace such as the King's Grand Apartment , the Hall of Mirrors or the "Grand Hall "... At the end of your visit, you will have free time to stroll through the marvelous Gardens designed by ours. From April to October, you can attend the show of the musical gardens (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and you can admire the shows of the musical fountains (Saturdays and Sundays). Compulsory supplement applied
THE VISIT OF THE CASTLE OF VERSAILLES
Enjoy the essentials of the Palace of Versailles at your own pace:
The King's Grand Apartments, a succession of richly decorated lounges to the glory of the Sun King
The Queen's State Apartments
The Hall of Mirrors: masterpiece of Versailles! 17 windows adorned with mirrors opening onto the gardens follow one another along the 73 meters of the gallery. Colbert, wishing to compete with products from Venice, created a factory in Paris to manufacture these ice creams of exceptional dimensions.
The King's Chamber, which has occupied the center of the castle since 1701 and is the main setting for the King's ceremonial life.
THE GARDENS OF VERSAILLES
You will have free time to stroll in the magnificent French gardens laid out by Le Nôtre: nature is tamed, the flowerbeds are geometric and the paths are straight.
The pools and terraces obey the laws of optical illusion, so the Grand Canal seems close when you stand at the foot of the castle.
WATER SHOW AND MUSICAL GARDENS
From April to October, the fountains come alive and you can attend the fabulous spectacle of fountains on a background of baroque music. The "Grandes Eaux de Versailles" show takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, the "Musical Gardens of Versailles" take place from Tuesday to Friday (Compulsory price supplement +10€).
A LITTLE HISTORY ...
The Palace of Versailles was the residence of 3 kings of France: Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. The construction initiated by Louis XIII in 1623 will be developed by Louis XIV and the court will settle there permanently from May 6, 1682 to October 6, 1789 with the exception of the few years of the Regency. The castle is located southwest of Paris, in the city of Versailles in France. It became a symbol of the heyday of French royalty. The grandeur of the place was intended to reflect that of successive kings.
The castle consists of a succession of elements having an architectural harmony. It is spread over 67,000 m² and includes more than 2,000 rooms. The park of the Palace of Versailles extends over 815 ha (8,000 before the Revolution) including 93 ha of gardens. It includes many elements including the small and the Grand Trianon, the Queen's Hamlet, the Grand and the Petit Canal, a menagerie, an orangery and the Swiss pond.