Palace of Versailles

Historic site and monument

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.

Special COVID Device:: The Château de Versailles opens its doors to the public under the following conditions:
- Only time-reserved tickets allow access to the Château. It is strongly recommended that visitors purchase their tickets online.
-Wearing a mask is compulsory for all visitors over 11 years old (in application of decree n°2020-548 of 11 May 2020), visitors are asked to come with their mask.
-It is recommended that you download the tour application free of charge.
-Visitors benefiting from free admission must book a ticket online or can be allocated a free ticket with a visit schedule on site at the ticket offices of the South Ministers'; Wing.
An Information Assistance Covid 19 point is available to visitors in the South Ministers'; Wing.

Tour circuit:
In order to ensure a visit in the best conditions, in compliance with sanitary measures, the following areas of the Château are open to the public:
The King's Grand Apartment
The Hall of Mirrors
The Queen's Grand Apartment
The Battle Gallery
The Trianon estate including the Grand Trianon, the Queen's Hamlet, and the gardens are also open to the public. The Petit Trianon is accessible by guided tour.

In order not to cross the flow of visitors, the entrance and exit of the museum are separate, at the Palace of Versailles and at the Trianon (entrance via the Grand Trianon only, exit via the Grand Trianon or the Petit Trianon) Guided tours are offered for the King's Small Apartments, the Royal Opera, the Royal Chapel, the apartments of the daughters of Louis XV and the Petit Trianon, from 16 June, for groups of up to 10 people

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.

General information

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Hearing disabilityMental disabilityVisual disabilityAccessible for self-propelled wheelchairsReserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the siteReserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the siteEven flooring with no obstaclesDoors >=77 cm wideInternal doors with easy openingsLift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cmReception desk between 70-80 cm highHeight under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cmWC + grab handle + adequate space to moveSite, building partially accessiblePossibility of drop-off in front of the siteMagnetic loop available at the receptionReception staff trained in the French Sign LanguagePresence of pictograms and / or simplified visualsRelief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the receptionReception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
ChildrenGroupe Affaire/incentive (EN)Special rate for large familiesSpecial rate for disabled peopleSpecial rate for jobseekersCycle 1: nursery schoolCycle 2: elementary SchoolCycle 4: middle SchoolHigher Education

Openings

From 01/04 to 31/10 between 9 am and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/11 to 31/03 between 9 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Fares

From 01/11/2020 to 31/03/2021
Full price: 18 €
Reduced price: 13 €
Adult: 20 €
Child: 0 €
Disabled: 0 €
Group adults: 15 €
Group children: 0 €.

From 01/04 to 31/10/2021
Full price: from 18 €
Reduced price: from 13 €
Adult: 20 to 27 € (Palace ticket)
Child: 0 € (Free under 18 years old
Free under 26 years old for citizens of the European Union)
Large family: from 13 €
Disabled: 0 € (Free for people with disabilities with justification)
Group adults: from 15 €
Group children: 0 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, children accompanied by an adult, teachers, the students, people with reduced mobility, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Carte JCB

Visits

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

Features

  • Picnic area
  • Lift
  • Auditorium
  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Film room
  • Pay car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours
  • Fast food
  • Takeaway/cooked dishes
  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Shows
  • Theatre

Facility info

30

Meeting facilities

1
Convention Family Reception/drinks reception Seminar/meeting
Pour tout renseignement concernant la salle, contacter : evenements@chateauversailles.fr Maximum capacity : 170 people

Contact details

Palace of Versailles
Château de Versailles
1 rue de l'Indépendance Américaine
78000 Versailles
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