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- Address: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France, Paris
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +33-130837800
- Ticket Price: 18 EUR
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Landmark, Castle, Palace, Family And Kids
Versailles Palace - Review
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.
Versailles Palace Information
- 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.
Versailles Palace Ticket Prices
- The Passport ticket for Versailles costs €18, and the Palace of Versailles only costs €15.
Versailles Palace Hours
- Garden and Park are open everyday, kindly visit website for seasonal Timings.
How To reach Versailles Palace by Public Transport
- 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)
Restaurants Near Versailles Palace
- Kitchen Galerle
- Pierre Sang
- Le Hide
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Things to Know Before Visiting Versailles Palace
8.47% 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
Versailles Palace Trips
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Versailles Palace, Paris Reviews
Castle fit for Kings, from King Louis XIV till French Revolution in 1789 many kings lived in majestic, gloriously grandiose Royal palace of Versailles that could hold more than 20.000 people. Stunning architecture, amazing artwork, over 700 rooms, 67 staircases, more than 2000 windows. King’s and Queen’s apartments with huge terrace overlooking mesmerizing gardens with endless views are just incredibly amazing, breathtaking, spectacular, magnificent. It feels surreal to walk around to see fabulous rooms, unique decor, Marie Antoinette’s personal things, like comb and mirror. After King and Queen were executed their personal belongings, artwork and furniture were taken and not very many items were returned. Still grandiose rooms, gorgeous gardens, amazing sculptures, golden hallways, Hall of Mirrors where 357 mirrors starch from floor to ceiling, 17 glass doors on the opposite side offer majestic views on mesmerizing gardens and scenery. Fascinating Royal Palace and it’s fabulous gardens timeless reminders of French Royalty are very much worth to see. It feels you’ve stepped back in time, walking though history. Many historical moments were witnessed there. The First World War Peace Treaty being the most known one. On June 28, 1919 Great War was over by signing a treaty between Germany and Allied Powers at Halls of Mirrors. Mesmerizing, spectacular, majestic Versailles is very precious monument of world’s heritage designated by UNESCO. It’s an honour to visit this historic, magnificent, iconic palace worth over 50 billion dollars that touches your soul leaving lasting memory. Being in Marie Antoinette’s room, nothing short of miracle. When you are there count your blessings, spending the time at splendid Royal Palace of Versailles visited by many Kings, presidents and dignitaries is certainly one of them.
Beautiful gardens and a wonderful preserved palace. Versailles is a great place for anyone to visit, there's enough to fill a whole day with wonderful experiences; marvel at the beautiful painting, walk through the magnificent gardens or hire a bike and cycle around the gorgeous lake. There's plenty of space so kids can be brought along (gardens in particular). On Saturday and Sunday in the warmer months they run the fountains in the gardens as well. Be aware that there is almost always a queue to get in as this is a great attraction. Book Time specific tickets if you want to skip the lines.
Wow, truly amazing! Even though it was cold and very windy in Feb, it was so much nicer than battling massive crowds! I recommend going in the low or shoulder seasons. I was able to get photos with few to no people in them (except for the Hall of Mirrors!). I'm so glad we took a day away from Paris to see the palace and grounds. I would stay in a hotel in Versailles actually. It looks like a nice town. You need more than one day to see everything though...
It is beautiful! If you are a fan of art and French history do not miss going to this place! You will not regret it. You have to pay extra to go into some areas like the gardens. I personally don’t find that it’s worth it. You can get a pretty good view of them without going in. The inner palace is what’s enchanting. The paintings on the ceilings, the Victorian furniture, if I am not mistaken you get a free audio tour guide which is very convenient and you get to learn so much about key parts of French history.
Impressive Palace. Considering when it was built, the scale of this immense Palace is unbelievable. The history and architecture are amazing. However, the insane volume of visitors really detract from this amazing site. some me question whether it is worth the effort to get there from the heart of Paris and the amount of time spent waiting to enter the palace are worth it given that the pleasure of viewing any particular room is much diminished due to the number of people in it. There is no leisure at all in a visit to Versailles.