The Palace of Versailles is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, with the last admission at 6:00 PM.
The museum is closed on Mondays and May 1.
Visit the Palace of Versailles early in the morning on weekdays, right after opening, to avoid crowds. You can enjoy quiet time, especially during the low season from November through March.
Set aside at least three hours to experience Versailles.
What is now one of Europe's most famous palaces was once a simple hunting lodge built by Louis XIII. Learn why Louis XIV decided to expand the building into a palace with thousands of rooms. Visit the Royal Chapel, the last building of the Sun King, and get inspired by its breathtaking interiors.
Time travel to the past to explore the luxurious life of the French court until the French Revolution. Feel like a part of the royal family while admiring the opulent interiors of the King's and Queen's apartments. Discover the achievements and failures of the Sun King and other important figures in France's history.
There are several options to get to Versailles from Paris.
You can take SNCF trains from Gare Montparnasse or Gare Saint Lazare. The trains arrive at the Versailles-Chantiers and the Versailles-Rive Droite stations, respectively. From both stations, it takes 17-18 minutes to walk to the palace.
You can also ride an RER train (Line C) which arrives at the Versailles-Château–Rive Gauche station, and then walk for 10 minutes to the palace. Or take a bus (Line 171) from the Pont de Sèvres station, which stops near the museum.
Enter the Palace of Versailles through Entrance A of the Main Courtyard. If you arrive with a group, go through Entrance B at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur.
General admission to the Palace of Versailles is €19.50 per person. The ticket allows entry to the Palace, The Recovered Masterpieces Exhibition, the Park, and the Gardens, except on the days of Musical Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens.
There is a reduced admission fee (€14.50) for the following people:
- Arras Musée des Beaux-Arts ticket holders and subscribers
- large family reduction cardholders
- members of societies of friends of national museums
- visitors who pay with a Chèques-Vacances card
The first Sundays of every month from November to March are free for all visitors.
The museum also guarantees free entry to people under 18, EU citizens under 26, schoolchildren and teachers in a French establishment, people with disabilities and their companions, social benefits recipients and job seekers in France, Culture cardholders, and École d'Art students.
Get an insider's look at the Palace of Versailles and Versailles with the in-app audio tour Versailles & Gardens: The Treasures of the French Monarchy. Nothing to worry about: your itinerary already includes tickets to exhibitions, gardens, and fountain shows.
You can book online timed-entry tickets to the Palace of Versailles up to 90 days in advance. We recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour to make the most of your visit.
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most iconic attractions in France, so it is better to secure your spot and make a reservation in advance. You can save time by buying the tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.