The Palace of Versailles or simply Versailles, is a royal castle situated in Versailles in the Ile-de-France region of France. In French it is the Chateau de Versailles. When the chateau was built, Versailles was a country village. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789, following the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. The Fifth Republic has enthusiastically promoted the museum as one of France’s foremost tourist attractions. The palace, however, still serves political functions. Heads of state are regaled in the Hall of Mirrors.
- The Versailles domain is free on the First Sunday of every month between November to March.
- It’s best to visit the Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette's hamlet at 12:00 pm.
- It’s very crowded between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. You are advised to visit the Grand Apartmentafter this slot.
- The Passport ticket for Versailles costs €18, and the Palace of Versailles only costs €15.
- Garden and Park are open everyday, kindly visit website for seasonal Timings.
- Versailles Rive Gauche (RER C from the Saint-Michel and Champ de Mars stations if coming from Paris)
- Versailles Rive Droite (Transilien from Saint-Lazare and La Defense stations if coming from Paris)
- Kitchen Galerle
- Pierre Sang
- Le Hide
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8.42% of people who visit Paris include Versailles Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
82.47% of people start their Versailles Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
7 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 7 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Versailles Palace
76.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Versailles Palace
So beautiful! Go here with a good amount of time to allocate and buy your entrance ticket ahead of time. I literally walked around the grounds for 8 hours and still didn't' see everything attached to it. The little area around the man made lake is a great place to relax and find something to eat.
Amazing to see how things used to be several hundred years ago. Stunning palace art and sculptures and a history lesson that is priceless. If you want to splurge, rent the golf cart in the garden for a self guided audio tour (about €35 for an hour) and you can reach the farthest corners of the garden.
It was nice to see a part of history although not the best part. The gardens were beautiful as was "Little Hamlet" where Marie Antoinette like to spend some time. The palace itself had many beautiful portraits, statues and the hall of mirrors but I enjoyed the grounds much more.
Yes of course it’s amazing and interesting but the experience could be so much better; - poorly managed queues (1 hour+ despite having purchased a ticket online) with no ropes stopping people cutting in - overcrowding in the palace - there should be a limit of people visiting - parts of the palace (Marie Antoinette’s bedroom, etc) were closed with no warning before purchasing tickets online - WORST THING - audio guide virtually useless and no other information provided - would definitely pay for a guide if I went again. - high costs - 17€ basic fee but have to pay extra for gardens etc. Feels like they just wanna ram the attraction with tourists and make money rather than provide an informative experience.
Wonderful full day activity. Plan on a crowd and flowing though the palace, but it is truly awesome. Then spend time wandering the gardens. You can bring a picnic and drinks but will have to check it while you are inside the palace.