The Palace and Estate of Versailles are open. In compliance with government regulations, health precautions and measures to control numbers have been put in place.
Consult all the measures implemented on the page dedicated to the 2020 visiting conditions.
There are several free toilets at the Palace (locate them on the map). Unless otherwise stated, they are accessible for people with reduced mobility. Toilets with baby-changing tables are available without a ticket, as soon as you arrive. They are located in the South Ministers' Wing on the left of the Honour Courtyard. More information
Our family activities provide children and their parents with a fun way of discovering the places and collections of the Estate of Versailles (the Palace, gardens and Estate of Trianon).
Children are not permitted to participate in family activities by themselves, they must be accompanied by an adult from their family.
An average family group is composed of 4 individuals (2 children, 2 adults).
We recommend that you respect the suggested age limits for each family activity since they are designed with children’s cognitive development in mind.
Once you have finished the family activity, you can continue to the unaccompanied visit of the Palace or Trianon (depending on where your activity takes place) as well as the gardens (NB: admission to the gardens is free except on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days. An admission fee will be charged to visit the gardens on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days. Admission is free for children under 6 years old).
For more information, consult our Visit routes and advice page to find the best route for your family based on the duration, your interests and the season.
Yes, we offer games booklets (downloadable for free) for introducing children to the Palace of Versailles.
The games booklets will help teach your children about the different areas of the Estate, based on their age:
You can also download our Gardens of Versailles application which include visits and games specially designed for children.
For unaccompanied visits of the Palace:
Go to Entrance A with your tickets.
NB: tickets purchased online do not grant priority admission.
If you have not already purchased your tickets online, go to the ticket office in the South Ministers' Wing.
For a Family Activity or Guided Tour at the Palace:
Go to the guided tour entrance in the South Ministers' Wing with your booking information.
For a Family Activity or Guided Tour at the Estate of Trianon:
Go directly to the Grand Trianon entrance or the Petit Trianon entrance, depending on the location of your tour.
Yes, you can go straight to the unaccompanied visit of the Palace (the King's Apartments, the Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the Apartments of Mesdames and the temporary exhibitions) or the Estate of Trianon (Petit Trianon or Grand Trianon) depending on the location of your activity.
Admission to the gardens is free except on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days when an admission fee is charged (free admission for children under 6 years old).
No, you cannot book a family activity for your family only. You can, however, book a Private Tour (€1000) that allows you to customize your own personalized visit with a guide just for you and your family. For more information: +33 (0)1 30 83 77 82 - Group composition: maximum of 20 people. Bookings by email only: email@example.com
Certain items (pushchairs, baby carriers with metal frames, backpacks, suitcases and umbrellas, etc.) are not allowed inside the Palace. The Palace provides free bag deposits at different entrances where you may leave these items.
If you have booked a family activity, the guide will show you to the bag deposit.
The works in the permanent collection exhibition may be photographed or filmed for private use, but not for any collective or commercial purposes. Visitors may not take photographs or film in the temporary exhibitions, unless otherwise stated at the entrance. To protect the works and guarantee a pleasant experience for all visitors, flash photography and extendible monopods for cameras and smartphones are prohibited.
Security officers are available to assist you. The officers can be identified by their badges. They are present throughout the visit (in the courtyard, gardens, and museum entrances and exits.) A lost child can ask them for help. The child will receive immediate assistance and the officers will take the necessary measures to find the child’s chaperones. Likewise, chaperones or parents can also receive assistance from security officers if they have lost a child.
The Palace reserves the right to change or cancel activities in the event of bad weather.
You can contact the specific visitors’ department by calling +33(0)1 30 83 75 05 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on access to the Palace and possible routes for your visit.