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.
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Tours to Palace of Versailles
$88 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
$64 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$14 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Estate Fast Entrance Ticket Options with Audio Guide
Duration: 6 hours
$397 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Skip The Line Access Half Day Private & Tailored Guided Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Palace of Versailles reviews
We arrived for the first timed entry at 9:00 AM so as to beat the crowds. Since this was during the Covid pandemic there were fewer people than usual allowed into the palace at one time. Hence... more »
We visited Versailles with our children and ended up staying for six hours. The palace itself has some very impressive sights, culminating (for me) in the hall of mirrors. However the gardens are... more »
Finally I was able to visit this wonderful palace. I went with a guided tour and was glad as the general entrance queue was very long! The palace itself is just wonderful to see and as opulent as... more »
Definitely a must see if visiting France. Beautiful Gardens and Palace. You can probably tour the Palace in about an hour but we took out time and sat for a while. General Admission includes a audio guide device, which was great. Lots of great info. We went on a Friday around noon and got in right away, no wait. When we left around 2:30, there was a crazy long line all the way to the front gate. Also buy your tickets ahead of time and you don't have to print them. They can be scanned from the phone. There is so much to see wear comfy shoes and enjoy all of the ground. So beautiful. Even in winter.
I really loved this place. Must must must visit place if go to Paris!!! Very serene and huge place. You need a complete day for this place. You can spend the whole day in the gardens itself 👌🏻 You can rent small cars since it's extremely large to walk. Or take train kind of a bus to reach the other end of the garden where queen's palace is there. You can row boat ⛵ on your own. It was really refreshing experience for me. Gardens are extremely huge. So it can accommodate tremendous amount of people. Best place to take kids and hangout. It's kind of a picnic spot. Pick a day with a pleasant weather and your visit seems even more great!
This place is crazy opulent. I have been here multiple times and private tours are the way to go. It's much more intimate and you get a better experience and understand of the history you are walking through and being a part of. Lots and lots of people. So the tours also hive you some sense of space. I have been without the tours and just listened to the audio, that's not as fun or engaging.
Absolutely incredible place to visit, with so much history and demonstration of wealth. Audio guide is provided which is incredibly beneficial for helping you learn about the palace, it's rooms, and the artwork inside. Your walk through palace is very well laid out and easy to follow. The gardens is also quite nice though not yet fully open this time of year. What you'll see inside will surely impress and amaze.
I love this place. It's awesome to see how everything is well kept. The room of the mirrors is astonishing. When you arrive, take the audio guide. It's free and has several languages. When you finish, try a hot chocolate in Angelina. The best hour to visit is after 2pm. The only thing I miss is to visit the opera, which is not open for visit. But it's definitely an amazing tourist point.
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