Some important rules

Children’s pushchairs and baby carriers with metal frames are not allowed in the rooms. Animals are not permitted. In the rooms: switch off mobile phones and no flash photography allowed.

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    Which train stations serve the Palace of Versailles?

    • Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER C mainly from Saint-Michel and Champ de Mars stations)
    • Versailles Rive Droite (Transilien mainly from Saint-Lazare and La Défense stations)
    • Versailles Chantiers (Transilien mainly from Montparnasse station)

    See a map with all the stations that give access to the Versailles Estate

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    What are the conditions for free admission (young people, teachers, jobseekers, disabled people, etc.)?

    Some visitors are entitled to free admission for the Palace, to the palaces of Trianon, to Marie-Antoinette's Estate, to the temporary exhibitions and the audioguides:

    • Young people under 18 years old
    • European Union residents under 26 years old
    • Schoolchildren
    • Teachers appointed to a French school with their Education Pass
    • Disabled people and their accompanying adult
    • French jobseekers on presentation of documentary proof dated from the last 6 months

    Etc... To check whether you are entitled to free admission, click here.

    If you are entitled, when you arrive at the Palace, go directly to the main entrance with your documentary proof.
    NB: you may still have a long wait at the entrance check points.

    On which bank holidays is Versailles open to the public?

    The Palace of Versailles is closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. It is open on all other bank holidays, except when it's on a Monday, the weekly closing day.

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    What are the opening times for the Palace of Versailles, the Estate of Trianon and the Park?

    Opening times differ according to the area concerned and the time of year. The Palace and the Estate of Trianon are closed on Mondays.

    • The Palace of Versailles is open from 9am to 5.30pm (6.30pm in high season).
    • The Estate of Trianon are open from 12 noon to 5.30pm (6.30pm in high season).
    • The gardens are open from 8am to 6pm (8.30pm in high season).
    • The Park is open from 8am to 6pm (7am to 8.30pm in high season).

    What is the ideal route for visiting Versailles?

    To enjoy the Palace and the Estate, you should spend a whole day at Versailles. Consult all the tips!

    The Passport ticket gives easy access to all these areas.

    The ideal route for a day-long visit especially on crowded days:

    • The Palace: as soon as it opens at 9am
    • Gardens and Park: 10am to noon
    • The palaces of Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate: noon to 4.30pm

    When is the best time to visit Versailles?

    If you can, avoid days when visitor numbers are highest. Consult the attendance forecasts on the Palace of Versailles calendar

    During high season, on the most crowded days, especially Tuesdays and weekends, you shloud visit the Palace as soon as it opens at 9am.

    From midday, you can visit the palaces of Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate. You can also enjoy the Coach Gallery from 12.30pm.

    How can I reach the Estate of Trianon?

    The Estate of Trianon is open from 12.00 pm.

    From the city via the Park :
    On foot, by bike or car, go through the Saint Anthony gate (pedestrians and bikes, vehicles only on week-ends during high season) or through the Queen’s Gate.
    NB access is charged for vehicles and is open from 9am to 4.50pm (low season) or 5.50pm (high seasons); there are car parks for cars at the Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet, and for parking for coaches only at the Trianon Crossroads.

    From the Palace via the Gardens and Park :
    On foot (30 minutes), on the little train or in an electric vehicle (20 minutes). Go through the Prince’s Courtyard to enter the gardens.
    NB: the admission to the Gardens is charged during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens (included with the Passport).

    By bus :
    The TRI bus of the Versailles Phébus network runs between the Versailles Chantiers train station, Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station, the Palace of Versailles, the Versailles Rive Droite train station and the Palaces of Trianon (terminus “Les Trianons”).
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    Disabled access :
    It is advisable to go to the Estate of Trianon by car or bus from the city, or in an electric vehicle from the Palace.
    Entry via the Queen’s Gate and parking are free upon presentation of proof of disability (proof of disability card or European disabled parking permit) with reserved spaces.
    There are access ramps at the entrances to the Trianon Palaces.
    However, please note that there is no access for people with a motor disability to 1st floor of the Petit Trianon.

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