What are the rules for admission 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
- See all our visit routes and advice to plan your visit according to your schedule, your family's interests and the season.
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 Night Fountains Show.
Can I bring bulky items to the Palace?
Are pushchairs allowed inside the Palace?
- Pushchairs and baby carriers with metal frames are not allowed inside the Palace. You must leave them at the free bag deposit. We advise you to bring a baby carrier without a metal frame for babies under one year old. Pushchairs are allowed in the gardens and the Park.
- See our visit routes and advice page to plan your visit to suit you based on duration, your family and the season.
How do I enter the Palace?
The main entrance to the Palace of Versailles is via the Honour Gate.
For unaccompanied visits of the Palace:
- If you do not have tickets when you arrive and are not eligible for free admission, go to the ticket office in the South Ministers' Wing (on the left of the Honour Courtyard), then proceed to Entrance A of the Palace for individuals.
- If you have booked your ticket online and printed it at home, or if you are entitled to free admission: go directly to Entrance A of the Palace with your documentary proof.
For Guided Tours:
The guided tours reception of the Palace is located in the North Ministers' Wing (on the right of the Honour Courtyard).
For disabled people:
The central pedestrian path from the Honour Gate provides easier access to the Royal Gate and Entrance A.
Parking in the Honour Courtyard is free for disabled people on presentation of named proof of disability (proof of disability card or European disabled parking permit).
What does the Palace ticket grant admission to?
The Palace ticket grants admission to all the spaces open for unaccompanied visits in the Palace of Versailles:
- The Gallery of the History of the Palace
- The Royal Chapel
- The King's State Apartments
- The Hall of Mirrors
- The Appartement du Roi (the Council Room, the King’s bedchamber etc.)
- The Gallery of Battles
- The Mesdames' Apartments.
- Temporary exhibitions at the Palace.
The Queen's State Apartments are currently closed to the public due to restoration work.
At the end of your visit you can also see The Gallery of Coaches which is free to enter for all throughout the year.
You can also go round the gardens which are free to enter every day in Low Season.
In High Season (from 31 March to 31 October), admission to the gardens is charged on Tuesdays, Fridays, weekends and French national holidays for the Musical Fountain Show and Musical Gardens, which are not included in the Palace ticket.
If you want to visit more spaces inside the Palace, take a look at our Guided Tours to discover areas that are less well known about and/or closed to the public for unaccompanied visits. Tickets for guided tours cost €7 and must be purchased in addition to a Palace ticket or a Passport ticket.