Our team of advisors has responded to the most frequently asked questions below, in preparation for your visit to Versailles.
However, if you don't find the answers to your questions, please feel free to submit them using this form.
Questions about the Palace of Versailles
No, there is no such deal. However, some hotels sell tickets to the Palace.
No, you cannot bring a dog into the Palace of Versailles, or into the Gardens. However, you can bring a dog into the Park, if it is on a lead. You must enter the Park via the Queen's Gate or the Sailors' Gate.
There is a left-luggage service at the Palace, but only cabin suitcases can be accepted. Otherwise, you can leave your luggage at the Ibis hotel. This service is subject to availability.
No, a national identity card/passport, or a digital copy of it, is sufficient.
Yes, although the Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Estate are closed, the Palace Gardens are open and admission is free.
From the end of March until the end of October:
The gardens are free of charge on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. An entrance fee of €8.50 is charged on Tuesdays and Fridays as the Musical Gardens are open, and an entrance fee of €9.50 is charged on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays as the Musical Fountains Show is on.
From the beginning of November until the end of March:
The gardens are free of charge every day.
The Palace and all of the estate, including the gardens, are closed on 1 May.
Yes, you can buy open-ended tickets at the Versailles Tourist Office.
In most instances, admission is free for all minors regardless of nationality, all EU residents under the age of 26, job seekers, disabled people, and the person accompanying them. However, there are many other instances where admission is free. To find out if you qualify for free admission, please consult this page: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/plan-your-visit/conditions-free-admission#free-admission
For the Palace Gardens, admission is free for children under the age of 5 and holders of the following memberships: Château Versailles Spectacles, A year in Versailles – Single or Duo ticket and Friends of Versailles.
Proof is required and will be checked at the different entrances.
In low season the gardens are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission is at 5.30 p.m.).
In high season they are open from 8 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. (last admission is at 8 p.m.).
They are open every day.
The admission fees are as follows: The Palace of Versailles: €18.00
Palace Gardens: Musical Fountain Shows Full-price ticket €9.50, reduced rate €8; Musical Gardens: Full-price ticket €8.50, reduced rate €7.50.
Questions about shows at the Palace of Versailles
No, because the Musical Fountains Show takes place in the Palace Gardens. Places are not limited, so you don't need to book far in advance.
Questions about the town of Versailles
Yes, there is a bureau de change. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. To find out about the exchange rates, please contact the office directly.
Yes, you can book a tour with a greeter by clicking here.
Camper vans can be parked at the Sceaux car park during the day. However, you can't stay overnight - you need to go to Camping Huttopia at 31 Rue Berthelot, Versailles.
Bike rental is only available in the Park of the Palace of Versailles. You may not leave the grounds of the estate with rental bikes. Bike rental costs €8.50 for one hour or €20 for the day.
Yes, of course. You can check the dates in our guided tours programme. See our events programme for more details.
No, there is only one camp site in Versailles, and that's Huttopia. For information on different accommodation options and prices, please contact them directly.
There are three train stations in Versailles.
- Trains arriving into Versailles Rive Droite station depart from Paris Saint Lazare station.
- Trains arriving into Versailles Chantiers station depart from Paris Montparnasse station.
- The RER C (Paris suburban rail system) stops at several Paris stations and arrives at Versailles Château Rive Gauche station.
Yes, there are two guided tours that may be of interest to families: Mysterious Versailles or the Horse-and-carriage Ride. For details on the days and times of these tours, please see our programme of guided tours.