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Palace of Versailles
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 Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
$119.21 per adult
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Amazing experience
This was amazing from start to finish. We loved the markets where we could browse and pick up our lunch, the bike ride around the grounds was spectacular and our FANTASTIC tour guide, Olivia, was so knowledgeable. I can’t say enough good things about her. The palace was breathtaking and we loved Marie’s hamlet. 10/10 - highly recommended tour.
Sarah_M, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Great guided tour of Versailles palace
Ina, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour
Sofie was a fantastic guide. Versailles palace was unusually empty after a new COVID-19 rules introduced by a French Government.
star-5
Wonderful Experience!
Lisa_S, Jul 2021
Versailles Monarchy from Paris
Sylvie was an excellent guide who had such passion for the history of Versailles and knew so much. It was so great to hear the stories of the palace from her!
star-5
Fit for a king
Dennis_C, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace Skip the Line Entrance Ticket and Breakfast at Restaurant ORE
What a wonderful way to get in the frame of mind of the palace. A decadent breakfast for a king, then slip out a backdoor of the restaurant and into the palace as the others stand inna line for hours .
star-4
Had a good time.
Todd_W, Jul 2021
Versailles Guided Tour from Paris in Small-Group
The transportation on the your makes getting to and from Paris very easy. The tour was very informative and the guides were very helpful and friendly. They use a radio system so everyone can hear the guide. That was the only thing needing improvement as at times it was very tough to hear the guide. It's a solid tour and worth it.
star-5
Memorable day in Versailles
Reiko_M, Jul 2021
Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour
Niki and Stu are super fun and organized and tech have the tour down to a science. Stu has extensive knowledge of French history and we leaned so much. Biking around the town of Versailles was fun! You feel like the locals shopping at the market for the picnic. Biking is a great way to cover the garden of Versailles as it is huge! What a nice day it was and it will be one of the best memorable days we spent in France!
star-5
I’d recommend Olivier
LRG, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace & Giverny Private Guided Tour with Lunch and Priority Access
Olivier was great. Very knowledgeable. Was able to cross-reference a lot of history and took us to a great place for lunch on Fourges. I’d highly recommend Olivier.
star-5
Loved it
Ruth_C, Jul 2021
Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
I loved Claude Monet house 😍 Versailles was beautiful and our guide was great. The lunch was excellent
star-5
Must do
jocelyn_t, Jul 2021
Private Versailles Tour | Royal Palace & Gardens Golf Cart Tour
Nancy was the best tour guide we have ever had. Definitely would recommend her and livtours. She is also a fantastic golf cart driver!
star-5
Wonderful guide
Carol_B, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour
Our guide was wonderful, funny and knowledgeable. She did an awesome job! Throughout the years, Viator has always worked great for us.
star-5
Weather did not destroy the tour
Karen_A, Jul 2021
Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris
Our day was not as hoped. It drizzled or downpoured all day!! Richard made the most of it and all of our fellow bikers were good sports. We were drowned rats by the time we returned our bikes and went back for the inside tour. However, we all enjoyed the tour and Richard’s stories.
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Easy acces
Richard_S, Jul 2021
Versailles Estate Fast Entrance Ticket Options with Audio Guide
Loved the while day, geting tickets via viator was very easy. We had acces to everything without any trouble or delay.
star-5
Interesting, inciteful and enjoyable.
Del, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris
Inciteful and interesting commentary. Claire put Giverny and Versailles in great perspective. The fellow travelers also provided an enjoyable day.

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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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