Considered the most illustrious and opulent castle in all of France, Palace of Versailles exemplifies the most beautiful achievements of French art in the 18th century. This former seat of royal power now chronicles the country's past as a museum of the history of France. On your exploration of the numerous buildings, be sure to see the the lavish Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s bedchamber, the ecclesiastical chapels, and the King's Grand Apartments. If you love books, don’t miss the library, with its delicately carved wooden and stone panels. In the Clock Room, admire the famous astronomical clock encased in bronze. Arrive as early as possible to avoid long entrance lines. Even with advanced tickets, you'll have to wait your turn at the security checkpoint. Alternatively, book a local guide service to bring you to the château and skip the long lines altogether. Make Palace of Versailles a part of your Versailles vacation plans using our Versailles trip builder site.
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Tours to Palace of Versailles
$59 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$81 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
$371 BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace Skip The Line Access Half Day Private & Tailored Guided Tour Versailles Palace Skip The Line Access Half Day Private & Tailored Guided Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Palace of Versailles reviews
A stop at Angelina for the hot chocolate and sweets in the perfect way to end the tour. Don’t miss it on your way out! There was a 20 minute wait, but again, worth it.
A stop at Angelina for the hot chocolate and sweets in the perfect way to end the tour. Don’t miss it on your way out! There was a 20 minute wait, but again, worth it. more »
What a stunning palace and gardens! Absolutely huge and beautiful. Decor of the external and internal is simply breathtaking. We didn't queue too long to get a tickets and audioguides. Garden is free.... more
What a stunning palace and gardens! Absolutely huge and beautiful. Decor of the external and internal is simply breathtaking. We didn't queue too long to get a tickets and audioguides. Garden is free.... more »
A beautiful place. Pictures are very good when sky is blue. You can visit it any time, but during spring time you can see flowers planted near the trees. In summer you can admire singing fountains and you can spend all day in the gardens. You are allowed to bring food and have a snack. You also have a restaurant at the entrance and toilets. Toilets are available only presenting your vaccination.
Great palace with a bunch of art work. We visited the gardens as well with musical fountains. Hot day. Would have enjoyed it even more perhaps if not that hot. Be prepared for long walks in the sun in the gardens. You will love if you are a french history buff.
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