The King's State apartments

Historic site and monument

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.

General information

Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
StudentsSpecial rate for large familiesSpecial rate for disabled peopleSpecial rate for jobseekers

Openings

Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
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.

Fares

Adult: 18 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years, children accompanied by an adult, teachers, people with reduced mobility, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 30 people.

Free for people under 26 years old from European Union
Free for people under 18 years outide of the European Union
Free for disabled person and an accompanying person

Tickets available :
- Palace ticket
- The 1 day pass includes the entire estate (Palace + Gardens + Trianons)
- The 2 days pass includes the entire estate (Palace + Gardens + Trianons) for two consecutive days.

Free the first Sundays of each months from November to March).

Visits

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Unguided individual tours available permanently Guided individual tours on request
40min
Unguided group tours available permanently Guided group tours on request
90min

Features

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Coach access
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours
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Contact details

The King's State apartments
Château de Versailles
78000 Versailles
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