Palace of Versailles

  • Le Bassin d 'Apollon
  • La Galerie des Glaces
  • La Chambre du Roi
  • Le parterre d'eau face au Château
  • L'Orangerie
  • Le Château côté jardins
  • La cour de Marbre
  • La Chapelle Royale
  • L'Opéra Royal
  • Les Petits Appartements du Roi
Le Bassin d 'ApollonLa Galerie des GlacesLa Chambre du RoiLe parterre d'eau face au ChâteauL'OrangerieLe Château côté jardinsLa cour de MarbreLa Chapelle RoyaleL'Opéra RoyalLes Petits Appartements du Roi

Presentation

Listed as world heritage of humanity for 30 years now, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest treasures to emerge from the French art of the 17th century.
A seat of power until 1789, over the centuries the Palace of Versailles has been constantly extended, including the Hall of Mirrors, the State Apartments and the Museum of French History.

It all began with a modest château built by Louis XIII for hunting. Louis XIV then went on to select this locality to build the palace we know so well today, a symbol of royal absolutism and the very incarnation of French classical art.

Among other things, during the 1670s Louis XIV created the King’s and the Queen’s State Apartments. The palace’s most emblematic feature remains the Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart, a place to see and to be seen and the ultimate reception venue. The extension work continued in the following century, including the building of the Chapel and the Opera. The Palace today covers 63,154 m2 and includes no fewer than 2,300 rooms.

Although the palace lost its role as an official seat of power in 1789, during the 19th century it embraced a new destiny, becoming the Museum of French History at the instigation of Louis-Philippe, who ascended to the throne in 1830. Many of the palace’s rooms became the home to collections tracing the major events in French history, collections which were added to until the early 20th century.

/!\ On Wednesday the 12th of September, the Palace of Versailles and the Gardens will exceptionnally be closed from 2:00 p.m. The Louis XV's daughters' Apartments will be closed all day. The Trianon Estate and the Coach Gallery will be open on the afternoon.
Opening day(s)

From 01 November to 31 March (every year)

Every day except Monday

09:00 to 17:30

From 01 April to 31 October (every year)

Every day except Monday

09:00 to 18:30

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  • Tourist guides :
    • Michelin guide
    • Tourist guides
General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Château
  • Period :
    • 17th C
    • 18th C
    • 19th C
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant
    • Fast food
    • Takeaway/cooked dishes
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  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
    • Film room
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Pay car park
    • Coach parking
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Seminar/meeting
    • Convention
  • Rooms equipment :
    • Video projector
    • Screen
    • Speaker pulpit
    • Microphone
    • Table
    • Sound engineering
    • Stage
    • Paper board
    • Air conditioning
    • Translation cabin
  • Restaurants :
    • Free choice of caterer
    • Dining area
    • Restaurant on site
    • Restaurant in the close vicinity
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Toilets
    • Restaurant
  • Entertainment :
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Activity
    • Shows
    • Concert
    • Theatre
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Auditorium
  • Equipment :
    • Defibrillator
  • Hire/loan :
    • Room hire
  • Audio-guide language(s) :
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • Chinese
    • Audio-guide language(s)
    • Audio-guide language(s)
    • Audio-guide language(s)
    • Audio-guide language(s)
Accessibility
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Internal doors with easy openings
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building partially accessible
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible tourism :
    • Accessible tourism
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment
    • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment
    • Hearing disability
  • Accessibility Criteria for Mental Impairment :
    • Accessibility Criteria for Mental Impairment
    • Mental disability
  • Accessibility Criteria for Visually Impaired :
    • Accessibility Criteria for Visually Impaired
    • Visual disability

Tarifs

FaresRates periodMinMax
01/04/2018 - 31/10/2018
Full priceA l'année18
Tarif réduitA l'année13
AdultA l'année2027Billet Château
ChildA l'annéeGratuit pour les - 18 ans Gratuit pour les - 26 ans ressortissants de l'Union Européenne
Large familyA l'année13
DisabledA l'annéeGratuit pour les personnes handicapées sur justificatif
Group adultsA l'année15
Group childrenA l'année
01/11/2018 - 31/03/2019
Full priceA l'année18
Tarif réduitA l'année13
AdultA l'année20Billet Château
ChildA l'annéeGratuit pour les - 18 ans Gratuit pour les - 26 ans ressortissants de l'Union Européenne
DisabledA l'annéeGratuit pour les personnes handicapées sur justificatif
Group adultsA l'année15
Group childrenA l'année
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Chèques Vacances
    • American Express
    • Carte JCB
Contact
Palace of Versailles
Monsieur Pierre Aziza
Château de Versailles
1 rue de l'Indépendance Américaine
78000
Versailles
Phone : +33 1 30 83 78 00
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Chinese
    • German
    • Russian
    • Spoken language(s)
    • Spoken language(s)
    • Spoken language(s)
    • Spoken language(s)
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