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Palace of Versailles

Historic site and monument

Listed as a World Heritage Site for 1979 years, the Château de Versailles is one of the finest achievements of 17th century French art.

The Château and the Trianon estate are open every day except Monday. The Château opens at 9am, the Trianon estate only opens from 12pm.

The Park and gardens are open every day and free of charge (access to the gardens is subject to a charge on the days of the Grandes Eaux Musicales and Nocturnes and during the Jardins Musicaux).

Access to the Park only through the Queen's Gate (for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles every day), through the Saint-Antoine Gate (for pedestrians and cyclists every day and for vehicles at weekends and public holidays) and through the Sailors' Gate (for pedestrians and cyclists every day) from 7am to 8.30pm, with the last access at 6.15pm in the high season and from 8am to 6pm in the low season

The Hall of Mirrors, the King's Apartments, the Museum of French History: over the centuries, the Palace of Versailles, the seat of power until 1789, has never ceased to expand.

At the beginning, it was only a modest castle built by Louis XIII for hunting. However, Louis XIV chose this site to build the palace we know today, a symbol of royal absolutism and the embodiment of French classical art.

In the 1670s, Louis XIV had the Grand Apartments of the King and Queen fitted out. The most emblematic achievement of these spaces, places of parade and reception par excellence, remains the Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart. In the following century, the extensions continued, notably with the construction of the Chapel and the Opera House. The Château now has 63,154 m2 divided into 2,300 rooms.

Although the Château lost its vocation as the official seat of power in 1789, in the 19th century it had a new destiny: to become the Museum of the History of France, as desired by Louis-Philippe, who came to the throne in 1830. Many of the rooms in the Château then housed the new collections retracing the great events of French history, which were enriched until the beginning of the 20th century.

General information

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Hearing disabilityMental disabilityVisual disabilityAccessible for wheelchairs with assistanceAccessible for self-propelled wheelchairsReserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the siteEven flooring with no obstaclesDoors >=77 cm wideLift (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 movePossibility 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
ChildrenWelcome for business/incentive groupsSpecial rate for large familiesSpecial rate for disabled peopleSpecial rate for jobseekersCycle 1: nursery schoolCycle 2: elementary SchoolCycle 4: middle SchoolHigher Education


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

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 31/12 between 9 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.


From 01/01 to 31/03/2024
Full price: 21 € (Palace Ticket)
Reduced price: 13 €
Adult: 24 € (Passport ticket)
Child: 0 €
Disabled: 0 €
Audioguide: 4 to 5 €
Group adults: 21 €
Group children: 0 €.

From 01/04 to 31/10/2024
Full price: from 21 € (Palace Ticket)
Reduced price: from 13 €
Adult: 32 € (Passport 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)
Audioguide: 4 to 5 €
Group adults: from 32 €
Group children: 0 €.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2024
Full price: 21 € (Palace Ticket)
Reduced price: 13 €
Adult: 24 € (Passport ticket)
Child: 0 €
Disabled: 0 €
Audioguide: 4 to 5 €
Group adults: 21 €
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.

Paris Museum Pass accepted: compulsory reservation of a time slot.

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


  • Picnic area
  • Lift
  • Auditorium
  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Film room
  • Pay car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Bicycle 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


Meeting facilities

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

Contact details

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