The King's State apartments

  • The State Apartments
  • The State Apartments
  • The State Apartments
The State ApartmentsThe State ApartmentsThe State Apartments


The King's Apartments are part of the emblematic route of the Palace of Versailles. Composed of the Great King's Apartment, the Great Gallery and the King's Apartment, they are unavoidable during a visit of the National Estate of Versailles.
The State Apartments are divided into three main parts. Each of the parts and pieces that compose them had a very specific role to play in the royal representation.

Under Louis XIV, the daily life of kings becomes a perpetual representation. There was no longer room for the unexpected, every minute and gesture of the king were governed by the Etiquette. The Château de Versailles becomes the theater of this staging. For that, it was created for the king of the apartments of state in enfilade that one calls Great flat of the king. It consists of seven rooms, each bearing the name of a Roman deity. Sumptuously decorated, the iconography of these salons represents the chosen deity. During the day, these salons were accessible by everyone. They were also used during the "apartment evenings" offered to courtiers. They usually took place three times a week.
This Grand Apartment experienced its completion during the construction of the Great Gallery consisting of the War Room, the Hall of Mirrors and the Peace Salon.
The Hall of Mirrors gives access to the last set of rooms that make up the State Apartments, this is the King's Apartment. Once past the anteroom of the Bull's Eye, you can access a new series of rooms whose usefulness follows again, a well-defined scheme: a guard room, two antechambers, the room and a firm. Access to these parts was therefore hierarchical and regulated by the label.
Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Wednesday 25 December 2024

All year long 2025

Every day except Monday

During high season: from 9:00 to 6:30 p.m. (last entry at 6:00 p.m.) from Tuesday to Sunday except for certain holidays or official ceremonies. During low season: from 9:00 to 5:30 p.m. (no admission after 5:00 p.m.) from Tuesday to Sunday except for certain holidays or official ceremonies.

  • Tourist guides :
    • Michelin guide
    • Tourist guides
    • Le Routard guide
General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 40
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Château
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022
Reduced priceFree-- Titulaire d?une carte de réduction pour famille nombreuses française -- Visiteurs acquittant le droit d?entrée avec des chèques Vacances -- Abonnés ou porteurs d'un billet du Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras -- Adhérents des sociétés d'amis des musées nationaux -- Tous les jours, dimanches inclus, groupes ayant une réservation d'accès jusqu'à 9h45 et à partir de 15h00
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Chèques Vacances
    • American Express
The King's State apartments
Château de Versailles
Phone : +33 1 30 83 78 00
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
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