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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- Rules for visiting the Versailles and Trianon museum
- Rules for visiting the National Estate of Versailles and Trianon
- Rules for visiting the National Estate of Marly
What are the rules for access to the Palace with young children (pushchairs, baby carriers)?
- Certain items (large bags, suitcases, rucksacks, umbrellas, pushchairs, baby carriers with metal frames, sharp objects etc.) are prohibited in the Palace rooms and may be left at the left luggage desk. It is advisable to bring a baby pouch or a sling with no metal frame for children aged under one year. Pushchairs are allowed in the Park and Gardens
- Read all visit routes and advice to build your visit route according to your time, your family interests and the season.
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
Consult all the trains hours on Transilien.com (public transportation)
Is there a single ticket for the whole Estate? Where can I buy it?
The Passport tickets give admission to the entire estate of Versailles : the palace, the estate of Trianon (the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, and the Queen's Hamlet); the gardens and the temporary exhibitions.
- Passport : €20 without the Musical Fountain Show or Musical Gardens or €27 on the days of Musical Fountains show or Musical Gardens.
- 2-day Passport : €25 without the Musical Fountain Show or Musical Gardens or €30 on the days of Musical Fountains show or Musical Gardens.
- The Passport with time reservation gives access to the entire Domain and guarantees access to the Palace within half an hour of the chosen schedule. It is sold at the same price as the Passport ticket (20 €) excluding days of Fountains show or Musical Gardens and 27 € the days of fountains shows or Musical Gardens. A reduced rate of 10 euros is offered to people enjoying free (aged 6 to 17 years outside the European Union and people aged 6 to 25 years residents of the European Union on presentation of the exemption of entry fee during access control).
You can buy this ticket from our online ticket office or at the ticket offices in the Palace, at the Grand Trianon or the Petit Trianon.
NB: this ticket does not give admission to Fountains Night show.
What are the conditions for free admission (young people, teachers, jobseekers, disabled people, etc.)?
- Young people under 18 years old
- European Union residents under 26 years old
- 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.
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”).
Journey times and routes available on www.phebus.tm.fr
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.