What are the dates of the free Sundays?

The Versailles Estate is open and free of charge to visitors on the first Sunday of the month from November to March. 

Is there a charge for admission to the Gardens and the Park?

The gardens:

In high season (from April to late October), admission to the gardens is charged on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days, i.e. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as on a few additional days (certain French national holidays). There are two options for visiting them:
 

  • Purchase a 1- or 2-day Passport ticket or a Passport ticket with timed entry, which grant admission to the whole Estate of Versailles
  • Purchase a Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens ticket to visit the gardens only. They are available for sale online or on site at the entrance to the gardens: via the Princes' Courtyard from the Palace or via the Queen's Gate from the Park.


On Musical Fountains Show and Muscial Gardens days, admission is only free for children under 6 years old.

If you are entitled to free admission to the Palace and Estate of Trianon, you can purchase a concessions Passport ticket with timed entry (€10 - presentation of proof of entitlement required) granting priority admission to the Palace (according to the booked time). This ticket includes admission to the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens.

In low season (from November to late March), admission to the gardens is free for all visitors every day.


The park:
Admission to the Park of Versailles is free for pedestrians and bikes, there is a fee for vehicles: €3 for motorbikes, €6 for cars and €30 for buses (12 or more seats).
Vehicles displaying a European disabled parking permit are granted free admission upon presentation of proof of disability.

Is there a single ticket for the whole Estate? Where can I buy it?

The Passport ticket grants admission to the entire estate of Versailles including the palace, estate of Trianon (the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet), the gardens and temporary exhibitions.

  • Passport ticket: €20 not including the Musical Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens; €27 on Musical Fountains show or Musical Gardens days.
  • 2-day Passport ticket: €25 not including the Musical Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens; €30 on Musical Fountains show or Musical Gardens days.
  • The Passport ticket with timed entry grants admission to the whole Estate and guarantees access to the Palace within half an hour following the chosen time. It is sold for the same price as the Passport ticket (€20) except on Fountains show or Musical Gardens days, when it costs €27. A concessions ticket is available for €10 for people entitled to free entry (non-EU residents aged between 6 and 17 years and EU residents aged between 6 and 25 years, upon presentation of proof of eligibility at the ticket barriers).

Please check whether you are entitled to free admission before buying your ticket.

You can buy this ticket from our online ticket office or at the ticket offices at the Palace, the Grand Trianon or the Petit Trianon.
NB: this ticket does not grant admission to the Fountains Night show.

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

Some visitors are entitled to free admission to the Palace (the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors etc.), the Trianon palaces, Marie-Antoinette's Estate, the temporary exhibitions and the audioguides:

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


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

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

How much is a ticket for the Palace of Versailles? Where can I buy it?

There are several types of ticket for the Palace of Versailles. Choose one according to how much time you have and the places you want to see.

View all the tickets available here

  • The Passport ticket grants access to the whole Estate of Versailles. It costs €20 not including Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens days, and costs €27 on Musical Fountains show and Musical Gardens days
  • The Passport ticket with timed entry grants admission to the whole Estate and guarantees access to the Palace within half an hour following the chosen time.
    It is sold for the same price as the Passport ticket (€20) except on Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens days, when it costs €27.
    A concessions ticket is available for €10 for people entitled to free entry (non-EU residents aged between 6 and 17 years and EU residents aged between 6 and 25 years, upon presentation of proof of eligibility at the ticket barriers).
  • The 2-day Passport ticket  grants admission to the whole of the Estate of Versailles for two consecutive days.  It is available for €25 not including Musical Fountains show and Musical Gardens days, and costs €30 on Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens days.
  • The Palace ticket only grants admission to the Palace of Versailles. The full price ticket costs €18 and the concessions ticket costs €13.

Please check whether you are entitled to free admission before buying your ticket.

With the exception of the discounted Palace ticket, you can buy all these tickets online. You can buy all the tickets on site, at the Palace ticket office  in the South Ministers' Wing (on the left of the Honour Courtyard).

On Musical Fountains show and Musical Gardens days, if you only want to access the gardens, you can buy a ticket for the gardens online or on site.

  • Tickets for guided tours cost €10 and must be purchased in addition to a Palace ticket or a Passport ticket. You will have direct access to the Palace during the dedicated time slot for your visit. At the end of your guided tour you can go directly to the unaccompanied visit of the Palace.

You can buy tickets for a guided tour online or on site at the guided tour ticket office in the North Ministers' Wing (on the right of the Honour Courtyard).

Tickets purchased online can be presented in a printed version or a digital format on your phone. If you are entitled to free admission, go directly to the entrance of the place you want to visit (Entrance A of the Palace, entrance of the Grand Trianon etc.) with your proof of entitlement and proof of ID.

How can I avoid the queues at the ticket desks?

  • To reduce the waiting time at the entrance to the Palace, it is advisable to buy a Passport ticket with timed entry. This ticket grants admission to the whole Estate and guarantees access to the Palace within half an hour following the chosen time.
  • For all other tickets, we recommend purchasing them online to avoid queues at the Palace ticket offices. You can present tickets purchased online in a printed version or a digital format on your phone. If you are entitled to free admission, go directly to the entrance of the place you want to visit (Entrance A of the Palace, entrance of the Grand Trianon etc.) with your proof of entitlement and ID.

Nevertheless, you may still have to wait to enter the Palace on crowded days.

NB tickets purchased online do not include priority admission.

Where can I buy tickets? Do I have to buy them in advance?

Online booking:
To save time, buy your tickets online. You can then go with your ticket directly to Entrance A of the Palace, without going to the ticket office first.

NB: tickets purchased online do not grant priority admission.

Buying tickets on-site:

 

Where do I go if I bought my tickets online in advance?

Unaccompanied visit of the Palace:
If you have booked your ticket online and printed it at home, or if you are entitled to free admission: go directly with your ticket to Entrance A of the Palace.

Unaccompanied visit of the Estate of Trianon:
Go directly to the Grand Trianon entrance or the Petit Trianon entrance with your ticket.

Visiting the gardens:
Admission to the gardens is included in the 1 or 2-day Passport ticket.

NB: On Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days, free admission to the gardens is only granted to children from 0 to 5 years old.

If you are entitled to free admission to the Palace and the Estate of Trianon, the concessionary Passport ticket with timed entry (€10) grants priority admission to the Palace (according to the booked time) for non-EU residents between the ages of 6 and 17 and EU residents between the ages of 6 and 25 (upon presentation of proof of eligibility at the ticket barriers). It also includes admission to the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens.

For admission to the gardens only, you can also buy tickets for the Musical Fountains Sho and the Musical Gardens online or at the entrance to the Gardens: via the Princes' Courtyard from the Palace or via the Queen's Gate from the Park.



Guided tours:
The guided tours reception at the Palace is located in the North Ministers' Wing (on the right of the Honour Courtyard).
If you have booked a guided tour via the online ticket office, check where the tour starts and go directly to the indicated location.

What are the prices and benefits of the guided tours?

A guide from the Palace of Versailles will reveal less well-known areas, including some that are not accessible during unaccompanied visits.
In addition, if you have booked a guided tour you will have direct access to the Palace at the dedicated time slot for your visit. At the end of your guided tour you can go directly to the unaccompanied visit of the Palace.

Tickets for guided tours cost €10 and must be purchased in addition to a Palace ticket or Passport ticket.

Guided tours are free for children under 10 years of age and for those accompanying disabled people.

Do I need to print the tickets I purchased online?

You can present tickets purchased online in a printed version or a digital format on your phone.

You can also have your own personal guide on your phone by downloading our mobile app which includes an audioguide here.

What are the accepted means of payment?

The following means of payment are accepted at the ticket desks:

  • Cash
  • Bank cheques payable in France
  • EMV, JCB and AMEX debit/credit cards
  • French “chèques vacances” 
  • Traveller's cheques

Ticket desks are located in the South Ministers' Wing and at the Entrances to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon

The only means of payment accepted on the online ticket office, is the following debit/credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, E-carte Bleue, EMV, JCB and AMEX.

Find out more about conditions for free admission and concessions.   

 

Do I need a ticket if I am entitled to free admission?

No: if you are entitled to free admission you can go directly to entrance A of the Palace with your proof of entitlement and ID.

See all conditions for free admission.

 

Which places are free for everyone?

  • The Gallery of Coaches, located in the Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles, is open from 12.30pm to 5.30pm (in Low Season) or from 12.30pm to 6.30pm (in High Season). Admission is free and no ticket is required.
  • The gardens are also free, except on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days.
    In High Season, admission to the gardens is charged on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days (Tuesdays, Fridays, weekends and national holidays, from 31 March to 31 October 2018), except for children under 6 years of age. On these days, 15 groves are exceptionally open to the public. (Admission included in the Passport and 2-day Passport tickets)
  • The Park is open every day all year round and admission is free.

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