Versailles has a reputation for being an expensive destination. Despite this, there are still plenty of sites that are either free of charge or modestly priced. Here's how to enjoy Versailles without breaking the bank.
A visit to the Palace of Versailles is a must. You can get in for free if you fulfil certain conditions: see the full list of people entitled to free admission.
For everyone else there is the 1 or 2-day Passport that gives you access to the entire Estate at a reasonable price. You can even take advantage of preferential rates for other attractions when you present your Passport!
Alternatively, plan your visit for the first Sunday in the month between November and March. Admission to the entire Estate is free for everyone!
Opposite the Palace is the Coach Gallery with the largest collection of coaches in Europe. Admission is free for everyone.
Cross the Courtyard and the Scented Garden before continuing your visit with the Royal Tennis Court, which is free to the public in the afternoons from Tuesday to Sunday. Nearby is the King's Kitchen Garden, which will cost you a few euros, but is well worth the visit!
Stop for a while in Parc Balbi or at the Pièce d'Eau des Suisses, which are free. You can even take your own picnic! Unless of course you prefer to enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants in the Saint Louis district or around the market square.
Continue your tour at the Musée Lambinet by going back in time to a typical 18th century apartment. You'll certainly enjoy the collection at this museum too. Allow €6 for admission.
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