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Considered the most illustrious and opulent castle in all of France, Palace of Versailles exemplifies the most beautiful achievements of French art in the 18th century. This former seat of royal power now chronicles the country's past as a museum of the history of France. On your exploration of the numerous buildings, be sure to see the the lavish Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s bedchamber, the ecclesiastical chapels, and the King's Grand Apartments. If you love books, don’t miss the library, with its delicately carved wooden and stone panels. In the Clock Room, admire the famous astronomical clock encased in bronze. Arrive as early as possible to avoid long entrance lines. Even with advanced tickets, you'll have to wait your turn at the security checkpoint. Alternatively, book a local guide service to bring you to the château and skip the long lines altogether. Make Palace of Versailles a part of your Versailles vacation plans using our Versailles trip builder site.
Tours to Palace of Versailles
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan
Duration: 6h - 9h
Tours from $153 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Guided Tour from Paris with Optional Gardens & Fountain Show
Tours from $92 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace and Giverny Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris
Duration: 9h 30min
Tours from $233 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris
Tours from $116 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny's Monet House & Versailles Palace Day Trip from Paris
Tours from $175 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train
Duration: 8h 30min
Tours from $96 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris
Tours from $161 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Day Bike Tour from Paris
Duration: 8h 30min
Tours from $120 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Palace of Versailles Self Guided Tour with Gardens Access & Transfers from Paris
Tours from $95 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Live Tour with Gardens Access from Paris
Tours from $114 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
Duration: 7h - 8h
Tours from $120 ›
Palace of Versailles reviews
Beautiful and incredible. The furniture and the ceilings were magnificent. The grounds and outside areas are very spread out. You can rent a golf cart but the lines are long. Very glad we took the...
Beautiful and incredible. The furniture and the ceilings were magnificent. The grounds and outside areas are very spread out. You can rent a golf cart but the lines are long. Very glad we took the... more »
The grounds and the building look amazing from the outside. However, when you are walking through. It feels more like you have arrived after the castle was looted by the Germans or something. Sparse..... more
The grounds and the building look amazing from the outside. However, when you are walking through. It feels more like you have arrived after the castle was looted by the Germans or something. Sparse..... more »
Amazing! This is a great experience. If you get the chance do visit. There is a free audio tour which you can download as an app. The rooms and the content are fabulous. Yes, it’s very popular. There are timed tickets for the Palace itself which are very good value. The grounds do require a lot of walking but you can hire a buggy. The fountains are beautiful and if you can do walk down to the boating lake. A good number of cafes and restaurants at the bottom of the gardens. We returned in the evening to see the water fountains display and fireworks. Over 3 hours of entertainment. My advice is to download the free map so you can see all the displays. You can bring a picnic for the evening.
All time favorite tourist attraction while visiting Paris. Highly recommend giving yourself a few hours to visit. You still may not have enough time to see everything. The palace is stunning. Marie Antoinette was living in opulence. The palace is massive, but the gardens go on for miles. PRO TIP- Rent the golf cart to visit the gardens. Better yet, rent a bike. The golf carts can only stay on their assigned path. If you venture off path, the golf cart will turn off. *Marie Antoinette’s cottage house is not open. You can only view the outside.
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