Versailles Palace Tickets

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Overview

Book Versailles Palace regular or skip the line tickets in advance to save your time. Visit Marie Antoinette Domain, fabulous Garden with Musical fountain Show

Description

Through little films and models, learn about the history of Versailles ; the different extentions made by the different kings that lived in, the famous people that visited the palace over the years...

Then, continue your visit with the stunning King's Appartments just after passing the very impressive Chapel of Versailles. Among the different rooms you will visit in this wing you will find the king's billiard room, ball room and guard's room. This wing is decorated with some colorfull tapisteries, skillfuly made statues and marvelous paintings but it's nothing compared to what awaits you next. Next, be astonished by the beauty of the Hall of Mirrors ! Lost yourself in contemplation of its huge painted ceiling and then count the mirrors reflecting all the chandeliers before turning to the windows to admire the view upon the gardens.

After the Hall of Mirrors, go see the King's bedroom and marvel at the rich tapistries ornamenting his bed, the view from the windows and the impressive furniture!

Choose to finish your visit by going to see the huge Gallery of Battles and other museums rooms built in the XIXth century or/and the Princesses' Appartments. The Princesses' Appartments are called « Appartments of Mesdames », they are situated on the ground floor and were inhabited by two daughters of Louis XV.

Your ticket also include an anduiguide, pick it up at the entrance and listen to a well made audio commentary of the Palace. Not only will the audioguide provide you with interesting information about the Castle of Versailles, it will also take you back in time by playing XVIIth century music and describing the way people lived in the castle back then. This audio commentary is available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Portuguese, Korean and Polish.

 

Different options are available on top of your ticket for the Palace.

 

Choose to book the gardens' option and stroll into the Gardens of Versailles during the Musical Fountain Show (only in the high season on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). A great visit is waiting for you there ! During the Musical Fountain Show, music is played all around the gardens, giving you the impression you are back in the XVIIth century when the King of France organised splendid parties in the gardens of Versailles.

Discover the gardens by searching for the hearts of the groves where some surpising fountains are waiting to be found. Several times a day, the fountains will be turned on and you will be able to contemplate the beautiful creations made by Louis XIV and the greatest artists of his time.

For the rest, enjoy the symetrical paths, geometric lines and strictly cut topiaries of this typical French Gardens !

 

If you want to spend a full day in Versailles, choose to book the Passeport Ticket Option. This ticket will grant you access to the Palace of Versailles and the Gardens, but also to the Palaces of Trianon and Marie-Antoinette's estate.

Start your day with the visit of the main Palace and/or the Gardens and then cross the grounds to enter the domain of Trianon which opens at 12. Come inside the Grand Trianon (Big Trianon) to discover the private palace built by Louis XIV in order to escape the crowded atmosphere of the main palace. Walk inside and look at the beautiful decor and great paintings installed by Louis XIV. Then look down to see the furniture brought by Napoleon the First in the XIXth century when the emeperor used the Grand Trianon as his summer house.

After visiting the Grand Trianon and the sourrounding gardens, find the hidden passage connecting it to the gardens of the Petit Trianon (Little Trianon) or walk towards the entrance of this very small palace. As you go inside the Petit Trianon, imagine the botanical gardens of Louis XV around it, they were the reason why this palace was built. Those botanical gardens were moved to the Plant Garden in Paris by the most famous resident of the Petit Trianon : the Queen Marie-Antoinette ! Tired of the protocol she had to follow inside the Castle of Versailles, the Queen, invited by her husband Louis XVI, moved to this little palace to find some privacy. As you visit the places where Marie-Antoinette lived, marvel at the paintings of the Queen made by some famous artists and discover the amusing layout she installed.

Go out again, after your tour inside the Petit Trianon, and get lost inside a surpising english-chinese garden ! Marie-Antoinette had her own estate built aroung the Petit Trianon where you will be able to find an antique temple, a fake farmer's village and even a cave where the Queen went to think !

 

Practical Information

 

Please note that the Domain of Versailles is closed on Mondays.

The Palace is open from 9 AM to 6:30 PM every day except Mondays and May 1st.

The Gardens are open from 8 AM to 8:30 PM. (Can close early on Saturdays because of the Night Show)

The Domain of Trianon opens at 12 and closes at 6:30 PM.

During the Musical Fountain Show the groves in the Gardens are open and the Fountains are on from 11 AM to 12 and from 3:30 PM to 5 PM. Musical Fountain Shows are only in the high season on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

When there is no Musical Fountain Show the gardens are accessible and free but the groves are closed.

Maps of the Gardens, with the times the Fountain will be on, will be given at the entrance of the Gardens during Musical Fountain Shows.

Maps of the Palace will be given at the entrance of the Palace.

 

Handicapped persons can enter the Palace for free (with one person to escort them) without waiting the line to pass the security check and go direcly to the A gate with their escort. Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the Castle.

Access to the Palace and the Trianons is free for every one under 18 years old and for people living in the European Union under 26.

The Musical Fountain Show is free for children under 6 only.

The Musical Fountain Show option can only be booked a day with the Musical Fountain Show.

 

To go to the Palace of Versailles from Paris you can take different trains.

The RER C can be taken from the center of Paris and will stop at « Versailles Château Rive Gauche », the last stop. This stop is the closest to the Castle, it takes about 10 minutes to go from there to the castle.

The N line starts at Montparnasse train station and will stop at « Versailles Chantiers ». From this stop you need to walk about 20 minutes to access the Palace.

The L line starts at Saint Lazare train station and will stop at « Versailles Rive Droite », the last stop. From this stop it takes about 20 minutes to reach the palace.

You need to buy a specific ticket to take those trains, the ones you use in Paris won't work.

 

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