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Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

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Place d'Armes, Versailles, Ile-de-France, 78000

The Basics

Visiting every one of the palace's 700 rooms would take days, so a Versailles guided highlights tour is the best option—options range from skip-the-line access tours to private and small-group tours that explore the history of Versailles. Combo tours which visit Versailles alongside the Eiffel Tower and Louvre (or the village of Giverny) are great for first-time visitors.

However you choose to visit, don’t miss the gold-framed windows in the Hall of Mirrors, the priceless antique furniture in the King’s Grand Chambers, and the regal Royal Chapel. Meanwhile, in the gardens, the Grand Canal dominates while Musical Fountains dance to classical music.

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Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
USD120.16 per adult
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a great tour
the tour was excellent, our tour guide Vanessa was an amazing person. I never felt rushed her time management was perfect her stories about the royalty very informative, we were a small fun group. the picnic allowed us to interact and get to know each other...the bike ride and tour of the grounds was the best
luis_d, Mar. 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

Very Versailles
Debra_D, Jan. 2023
Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
This was a wonderful experience from start to finish! Our guide Arnaud was the best - knowledgeable, funny and engaging. Highlights were shopping at the amazing Versailles market for our picnic lunch, cycling through the beautiful Versailles gardens, the visit to Marie Antoinette's hideaway and fantasy village, and, of course the Palace of Versailles itself. Arnaud gave us great historical background which made the tour come to life. Our family of six loved every minute of our action-packed day.
A Fantastic and Easy Tour!!!
susan_e, Jan. 2023
Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan
Everything about this tour was flawless. Great communication on meeting time and place for pickup, clean and new van and friendly driver, very informative guide at Versailles. Highly recommend this tour.
Great experience, lots of young kids
Jennifer_K, Dec. 2022
Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris
We had a wonderful and knowledgeable guide and the bus was clean and comfortable. The small group was very nice but there were a lot of young kids in our group, which was strange as we were three adults. Otherwise, top notch. We walked straight to the entrance and past a huge line.
Favorite Tour!
Brooke_K, Mar. 2023
Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris! We loved biking through the grounds of the palace! It was our ten year old son’s favorite part of the trip. I definitely recommend taking this tour of you plan on visiting Versailles. It gives you a different perspective of the palace and the town. Loved it! Our tour guide, Vanessa, was with us every step of the way. She made it fun and easy!
Great way to see the grounds of Versailles
Regina_S, Mar. 2023
Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train
Great way to see the grounds of Versailles would never have covered that much ground. Bikes were in great condition and comfortable I always felt safe riding. Our guide Marley was a ton of fun and very knowledgeable about Versailles she made everyone feel comfortable
Beautiful experience
drshbram, Mar. 2023
Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain
Even though it was rainy and a bit cold our tour was fabulous! We were provided gloves and rain coats, so were very comfortable. Host was wonderful and patient. Very wonderful.
All day tour and lunch at versailles.
WilmaM_M, Mar. 2023
Versailles Best of Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Tour with Lunch from Paris
We enjoyed our guides love of the history of versailles and all of the kings and queens. The tour was wonderful. I’ve been on this tour 4 years ago and thought it might be a repeat but it was not. New information and strolling through the grounds was wonderful. I’m sorry I do not remember our guides name.
Tour is great but wish pick up in front of hotel
Kristy_N, Mar. 2023
Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan
Palace is beautiful. Love the option of picking up at hotel site. Our guide Nils was well expalined history and palace and funny with jokes. However, our driver picked us up and droped off us across our hotel where no cross walk available. Didn't like that.
Great but crowded!
Terence_A, Mar. 2023
Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour
Versailles is quite the site! Crowds were difficult as many school children groups made getting around difficult. Shoulder to shoulder people. Our guide did as well as possible given conditions. Without the guide we would have been very frustrated
Palace of Versailles and Gardens Tour
Leon_C, Oct. 2022
Versailles Palace Entrance & Audio Guided Tour from Paris
Great tour! The tour guides ran the tour with tremendous efficiency and communicated all aspects of the tour in detail. The Palace of Versailles and its gardens were absolutely stunning! This tour should be a must-do when visiting Paris!
An amazing and memorable experience.
Nicole_G, Mar. 2023
Versailles Palace & Marie-Antoinette's Estate Private Guided Tour with Lunch
Or guide Rozenn was incredible! She was so knowledgeable and really made the experience memorable. I am so happy we selected this tour because we could ask loads of questions and spend as much time as we wanted looking at the artwork and spectacular views. We didn’t feel the pressure of a big group. She took us on a few little detours walking through the gardens. The lunch was great too! I give this 100 out of 10! Highly recommend it.
Great Tour!
Wauketa_J, Mar. 2023
Versailles Palace Guided Tour from Paris with Optional Gardens & Fountain Show
This was a great family tour. Our tour guide provided great history and the walking pace was good. The Palace was overcrowded with tour groups on the day we went, so be prepared for pushing and touching. I also felt our guide could have shortened the information provided for each area we were shown. This would have allowed for more time to roam the facilities on your own.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Palace of Versailles is incredibly popular—book a skip-the-line ticket to save time.

  • The majority of tours from Paris include hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Select a tour that combines round-trip transport with an audio guide for a self-guided experience.

  • Parts of the Palace of Versailles are accessible for wheelchair users (the palace, the Grand Trianon, and the Petit Trianon), as are the English and French Gardens.

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How to Get There

The Palace of Versailles is set in the small township of Versailles, 13 miles (21 kilometers) outside of Paris, and is easy to reach by train. Catch RER C from Paris to Versailles Rive Gauche station, only a 10-minute walk from the palace. You can also catch the SNCF train from Paris Montparnasse station to Versailles Chantiers or from Paris Saint Lazare to Versailles Rive Droite station.

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The Do's and Don'ts of the Paris Catacombs

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When to Get There

At night, when the palace lights are illuminated and the sun has set, the gardens' Musical Fountains are at their most magical. Visit the Versailles Gardens on a Saturday evening between June and September to see a particularly special fountain performance crowned with a fireworks display. Otherwise, arrive early and avoid weekends for a quieter experience.

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What to Do in Versailles

While the Palace of Versailles is undeniably the main draw in the tiny town of Versailles, there's lots more to see and do. The decadent Musée Lambinet is a must, while the Versailles market is one of the largest in France. The Versailles Cathedral also makes for some great photos. Meanwhile, on the Versailles estate itself, don't miss the Hameau de la Reine, a tranquil spot overlooked by many.

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Palace of Versailles
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