Palace of Versailles

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Avoid Mondays

When planning your visit to the Palace of Versailles, keep in mind that the palace is closed on Mondays. On every other day, the visiting hours are from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and from April until October, they’re extended to 6:30pm.

Get there early

You’ll be amazed by the size of the Palace of Versailles and the sheer amount there is to see. Even if you just stick to the above highlights, you’ll want to give yourself ample time. On the other hand, if you intend to see everything, you may even consider spreading your visit over more than one day trip.

Fountain Show

The Palace of Versailles’ musical fountain shows are quite simply awe-inspiring. They’re held from April until October, on every weekend and public holiday from 11:00am to 12:00pm and again from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. It’s absolutely worth scheduling your visit for the fountain shows.

Good to know

When should I visit?

Closed Mondays. Opening times vary from high season (Apr 1st to Oct 31st) to low season (Nov 1st to Mar 31st).

How to get there

Versailles is one hour outside the city. Get there by the Versailles Express coach, leaving twice a day from the Eiffel Tower, or taking an SNCF train from either the Montparnasse or Saint-Lazare station.

Is it expensive?

Tickets for guided tours start from €32, depending on the type you would like.

Will I need a guide?

No, but there are audio tours available.

What people are saying about Palace of Versailles

★★★★★ Tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles.

Booking via GetYourGuide was quick, easy and the cost of the tickets was competitive with what was being advertised locally. The tour itself was great. We were able to take our time and got to see everything we wanted to see. The Palace and gardens will blow your mind. An amazing experience.

★★★★★ Amazing experience and by far the best day we had in France!

Tour guide named Jack was awesome!!!!!!! It was truly the BEST thing we did while in France and Jack made the trip really fun despite the VERY cold weather. He is an awesome tour guide we learned a lot from him about the history of the Kings and he made it fun. Thanks, Karen Ramundo

★★★★★ Excellent Tour and was able to go around Versaille AFTER the Tour

After a few hiccups with trains / train stations, directions plus weather etc arrived late for my Tour at 11am. Managed to contact Tour Office, and my Tour was rearranged (With no audio pen) at 13.30pm. Enjoyed the Tour very much and was pleased to be able to look further into the Palace on my own. The weather was bad so unable to get to see much of the Gardens, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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