Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau And Gardens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    The time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (entrance at the Palace fews minutes after). In case of late arrival, no refund or postponement will be made
  • Departure Details :
    Guidatours Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Return Details :
    Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Skip the long lines at the Palace of Versailles and get priority access with your scheduled entrance time. Choose from several times available and meet directly in the office located near the Palace of Versailles. A hostess will accompany you inside the Palace, by-pass the lines and provide you with an audio guide. You can then discover the apartments and marvel at The hall of mirrors at your own pace. Once you have seen the royal Apartments, continue your visit in the massive French Gardens. Discover the fountains and groves imagined by Andr Lentre, wander through the alleys and ponds at your own pace. On summer week-ends (from April to October) your ticket includes the famous Fountain Show and on summer Fridays and Tuesdays (from April to October) the Musical Fountain Show is included.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Skip the line

Know More about this tour

Discover the world famous Palace of Versailles at your own pace without queuing. Choose the entrance time that better suits your program and make your own way to Versailles, only a 30 minute train ride from Paris. From central Paris take the RER train line C to the station Versailles Rive Gauche Chteau. The meeting point is located just across the street from the train station in Versailles.

Meet your hostess and follow her inside the Palace. She will conduct you through the crowds with ease and directly into the Palace without any lines. She will hand you the audio guide with the language of your choice and give you directions for the tour. Start your own tour and learn about the life at the court of France with your informative audio guide. You can wonder at the decorated rooms and the glittering Hall of mirrors as long as you wish.After visiting the apartments, continue your visit in the famous French Gardens.

In the winter time (from November to March) benefit from a free access to the famous French gardens and stroll around the alleys and the ponds imagined by Andr Le Notre. In the summer time (from April to October) the gardens are free only on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Summer Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (from April to October) your ticket will include the famous Fountain Show in the gardens. On summer Fridays and Tuesdays(from April to October) your ticket includes the Musical Fountain Show.


Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Audio guide for the Palace

Tour escort/host

Fountain Show in the gardens (if date selected, see Additional info)

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Transportation to/from attractions

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Entry is reserved for one group at one specific time slot; please arrive at the meeting point at the chosen time

It is important to note that any latecomers will not be granted entry to the Palace or a refund. As per Versailles Palace's policy, tickets cannot be modified, exchanged, or refunded

Please note that this is not a guided tour; it is a timed group entry ticket with audioguide

Fountain Show in the Gardens:

Water Fountain Show: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from April to October, from 11.00 am-12.00 and from 3.30 pm-5.00 pm

Musical Gardens Show: Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October, from 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Nov-2019

    Take the RER C to Versaille, a 30-40 min ride depending on your Paris stay. Meet across from the train station as your group is escorted to the Chateau and the separate group entrance. Your ticket and audio is then acquired and you are on your way. The wait was 30-45 minutes for general entry. I was told that this was a slow day. It would help if you research the Chateau a bit as to know where you would like to venture as the Chateau is pretty immense. A great visit and the Gardens are a must see.

  • 26-Sep-2019

    The location to meet and get your ticket was easy to find. It is on the street a block in front of Versailles. We followed our guide to a side entrance and passed hundreds of people standing in line. The process was quick and easy. Once inside, we were given our audio guides and left on our own. This was the best way to see Versailles.

  • 11-Sep-2019

    I have used Viator in both Italy and France with great results. This is NOT Viator. You don’t get tickets. You have to go to a secondary location and get the tickets and they will escort you several blocks to Versailles. I rented a car in Paris and left at noon. The trip is about 37 minutes. With the traffic we arrived at 1:35. Guess what? No late comers.

    We went to Versailles, bought tickets and waited 30 minutes to get in. Not a big deal

    The last skip the line I got trough A second party never skipped the line. The guide walked us to the line everyone was in and dumped us.

    Won’t sign up for any tours I can’t download the tickets myself. Too bad, Viator is usually flawless.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Victor made this trip easy, turn up at the office, meet the guide who walks us to the fast track area. Meeting the guide to getting into the Palace took 30 minutes. There were soooo many people there, worth the skip the line upgrade. The Palace has so much to explore, buildings and gardens are fantastic and the musical fountain show was beautiful.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Worth the money to skip the line. We saw thousands of people waiting. And we walked right by. to a great tour. Very good audio guide information as well.

  • 18-Jul-2019

    The meeting point was easy to locate, we arrive early and they move us to the previous tour,our guide speak at least 3 languages,and efficiently bring us through the palace by the side door.we really skip the long line.and we explore the Chateau at our own.

  • 12-Jul-2019

    Versailles is nice. It’s not the best attraction in Paris, yet nice. The skip the line tour is a must. The palace of Versailles can be very hot outside and in. Waiting in line to buy tickets would have been frustrating. Viator got us in the door then let us tour on our own. The inside of the palace is beautiful. The audio guides do not have earphones; I suggest bringing your own. It was a bit too crowded inside to really be able to enjoy and take good pictures in many parts of the palace. The gardens are very large and pretty. There is a general lack of bathrooms in the palace. Easy to get to Versailles on the train. Paris metro train station to Versailles is 35 minutes and it is a short walk to the palace. The sandwich place across from the Versailles train station is awesome.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    The tour was exactly as advertised. The meeting spot was easy to locate and the guide got us through security in an efficient manner. We spent a beautiful day exploring the Château and the gardens!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We used the audio tour and found this very helpful. We could travel through the Chateau at our own rate which helped the kids. This is a spectacular Chateau - literally one of the wonders of the world. It was great to have the time that we could take after the Chateau to view the gardens and other structures on the property. For us, freedom to go and see what we wanted to see without being tied to a group was terrific! Go to see this magnificent piece of history.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Wouldn't do it any other way! Worked so well; easy to schedule; easy to find; and we could spend the entire day there.

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