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Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682 under Louis XIV until the start of the French Revolution in 1789 under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometers southwest of the center of Paris. It's hardly surprising that the Palace of Versailles attracts over 10 million visitors per year – it's one of the most majestic places on earth, no exaggeration. Every nook and cranny is worth exploring.
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The Top 4 Highlights of the Palace of Versailles

It’s not really astounding that the Palace of Versailles draws in more than 10 million guests for each year – it’s one of the most glorious places on earth, no misrepresentation. Each alcove and crevice merits investigating, yet in the event that time is tight, here are the features.

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors
This is the palace’s most resplendent room. Each of its 17 arched windows is decorated with 21 mirrors, resulting in a stunning spectacle as light is reflected off 357 mirrors!

The Royal Chapel palace of versailles

The Royal Chapel
In spite of the fact that it’s only one of five houses of prayer in the castle, this rich design wonder is by a wide margin the most amazing. Marie Antoinette’s wedding occurred here.

The Grand Apartments palace of versailles

The Grand Apartments
Extravagantly brightened through and through, the ruler’s condos are totally beguiling – you’ll regard them to be “fit for a lord.”

The Clock Room palace of versailles

The Clock Room
This present room’s kid clock is a specialized wonder. In addition to the fact that it shows the time, date, and even the periods of the moon, yet it likewise includes a working model of the nearby planetary group!

Insider tips

Avoid Mondays

When arranging your visit to the Palace of Versailles, remember that the royal residence is shut on Mondays. On each other day, the meeting hours are from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and from April until October, they’re stretched out to 6:30 pm.

Get there early

You’ll be flabbergasted by the size of the Palace of Versailles and the sheer sum there is to see. Regardless of whether you simply adhere to the above features, you’ll need to give yourself abundant time. Then again, in the event that you expect to see everything, you may even consider spreading your visit over one road trip.

Fountain Show

The Palace of Versailles’ melodic wellspring shows is essentially remarkable. They’re held from April until October, on consistently and public occasions from 11:00 am to 12:00pm and again from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. It’s totally worth booking your visit to the wellspring shows.

Good to know

When should I visit?

Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
Holiday hours may vary

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 by means of GetYourGuide was fast, simple and the expense of the tickets was serious with what was being promoted locally. The visit itself was extraordinary. We had the option to take as much time as is needed and got the chance to see all that we needed to see. The Palace and nurseries will knock your socks off. A stunning encounter.

Palace of Versailles and Gardens Full Access Ticket reviewed by Stephen

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent Tour and was able to go around Versaille AFTER the Tour
After a couple of hiccups with trains/train stations, bearings in addition to climate and so on showed up later than expected for my Tour at 11 am. I figured out how to contact Tour Office, and my Tour was modified (With no sound pen) at 13.30pm. I appreciated the visit without question and was satisfied to have the option to look further into the Palace all alone. The climate was terrible so incapable to get the opportunity to see a significant part of the Gardens, yet generally I completely appreciated the experience.

Skip the Line: Versailles and Trianon Audio Pen Tour reviewed by Tina

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amazing experience and by far the best day we had in France!
A local escort named Jack was awesome!!!!!!! It was genuinely the BEST thing we did while in France and Jack made the excursion truly fun notwithstanding the VERY chilly climate. He is a marvelous local area expert we took in a great deal from him about the historical backdrop of the Kings and he made it fun. Much obliged, Karen Ramundo

Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour reviewed by Karen

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Skip-the-line was a great idea on a Saturday!
It was extraordinary to have the option to walk straight up to the passageway with our gathering. The line for every other person likely had in excess of 400 individuals in it. Our guide, Philippe, was incredible: knowledgable, entertaining, and his accounts rejuvenated the individuals. The headphone worked consummately for hearing his editorial. My lone (little) grumbling was the circumstance. We were told the visit started at 11:15. We are individuals who show up sooner than expected, for this situation, nearly 60 minutes prior. At 11:15 two gatherings were shaping yet not our own. I asked at the work area and was informed that 11:15 was the collecting time and 11:30 was the point at which the guide would meet us. I comprehend that a few people are in every case late, yet when we strolled to the Palace, we were right around 45 minutes past when I figured we would begin. Likewise, the lady driving us to Philippe strolled extremely quick to the Palace and we had individuals more than 80 years of age in the gathering.

Versailles Palace: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour reviewed by Jeanne

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