Thursday 19 October 2017, due to a national strike notice, the opening of the Palace and Estate of Versailles will be disrupted. 

The whole Estate will stay closed until 10:30 am. 

The terms of the opening for the rest of the day will be announced around 10:30 am on the websites and social media.

Essential information about opening times and access 

Today the Palace is open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.

To ensure the anti-terrorist security plan, opening hours of the gates have changed, every bag or vehicle is controlled upon access and large baggage items are not admitted on the Estate (exceeding 55x35x25 cm).
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Detailed opening times

  • High seasonFrom 1 April to 31 October
  • Low seasonFrom 1 November to 31 March

The Palace

Open every day except on Mondays
and 1 May
Opening times: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
Last admission: 6.00 pm
Ticket office closes at 5.50 pm

 

The Estate of Trianon

Open every day except on Mondays
and 1 May
Opening times: 12.00 pm – 6.30pm

Last admission: 6.00 pm
Ticket office closes at 5.50 pm

The gardens close at 7.30
(evacuation begins at 7.00 pm)

 

The Coach Gallery 

Open every day except on Mondays
and 1 May
Opening times: 12.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Last admission: 5.45 pm

 

The Gardens

Open every day from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm
Last admission: 7.00 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)
The Gardens close exceptionally at 5.30pm on Saturdays with Fountains Night Shows and on some other days

The Park

Open every day from 7.00 am to 8.30 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (8.00 am - 8.30pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)
  • The Queen's Gate (7.00 am - 8.30 pm, last admission at 8.00 pm)
  • The Sailors' Gate (9.30 am - 7.00 pm, last admission at 6.30 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (9.30 am - 7.00 pm, last admission at 6.30)
    This gate will be exceptionally closed on Monday 16 October 2017

Access for vehicles via:

  • The Queen's Gate (9.00 am - last admission 5.50 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (only on weekends, 9.00 am - last admission 5.50 pm)

The estate of Marly

Open every day from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm

Extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays 
until 9.30 pm
from mid-May to early September,
and up to 8.30 pm until mid-September

The Palace

Open every day except on Mondays,
25 December and 1 January
Opening times: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 5 pm
Ticket office closes at 4.50 pm

 

The Estate of Trianon

Open every day except on Mondays,
25 December and 1 January
Opening Times: 12.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 5.00 pm
Ticket office closes at 4.50 pm

 

The Coach Gallery

Open every day except on Mondays,
25 December and 1 January
Opening times: 12.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 4.45 pm

The Gardens

Open every day, from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

The Park

Open every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate
  • The Queen's Gate
  • The Sailors' Gate (opens at 9.30 am)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (opens at 9.30 am)

Access for vehicles via the Queen's Gate (9.00 am - 4.50 pm)

The estate of Marly

Open every day from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Getting to the Palace

  • By RER C or SNCF train
  • By shuttle or bus
  • By car or coach

Purchase two ticket (two-way trip) from your point of departure to the Versailles train station, or use a pass (Navigo, Mobilis or Paris Visite) covering zones 1 to 4, if you come from Paris.
T+ tickets cannot be used for this journey.

RER C and SNCF train times are available on www.transilien.com

Figure out your route and rates

Shuttle

Versailles Express offers transport to the Palace of Versailles from the Eiffel Tower in Paris from Tuesday to Sunday:

  • In low season (November to March): 1 departure a day, at 2.00 pm (return at 6.00 pm).
  • In high season (April to October): 2 departures a day, at 8.00 am (return 12.30 pm) and 2.00 pm (return at 6.00 pm).

Take the bus in Paris from Port de la Bourdonnais: parking Bateaux Parisiens, at the base of the Eiffel Tower on the banks of the Seine.

Book now at www.versaillesexpress.com

Bus

The RATP bus line 171 runs between Pont de Sèvres (terminus of the Paris metro line 9) and the Palace of Versailles in 30 minutes without traffic.
T+ tickets can be used for this journey.
Journey times and routes available on the RATP website

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

Access

From the A13 motorway, take exit no.5 Versailles Centre and follow the signs for the Palace of Versailles.
GPS coordinates for the Palace of Versailles: 48.48'17N and 2.07'15E

Paying parkings

There are several paying car parks. See the access and parking possibilities on the interactive map
In front of the Palace: Place d’Armes cars and coaches – open 24 hours a day.
In the park: at the Grand Canal, Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon, Queen’s Hamlet. Parking for coaches only at the Trianon crossroads – paying access via:

  • The Queen’s Gate, open for vehicles from 9am to 4.50pm or 5.50pm (in low or high season respectively)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate, open for vehicles from 9am to 5.50pm (only on weekends during high season)

Parkings and disabled access

All types of admission and parking listed above are free upon presentation of proof of disability (disability card or European disabled parking permit), with reserved parking spaces.
In addition to these car parks, the car park at the Neptune Gate is reserved for disabled people.
Upon presentation of proof of disability, you may park or be dropped off right next to the Palace in the Main Courtyard near entrance B.

Access

  • The Palace
  • The Estate of Trianon
  • The Park
  • The gardens
  • Shows

The main entrance to the Place of Versailles is through the Main Courtyard.

  • If you do not have a ticket upon arrival and are not eligible for free admission, go to the ticket office first, situated on the left in the Main Courtyard in the South Ministers’ Wing, and then to entrance A of the Palace, which is reserved for individuals.
  • If you have reserved your ticket online and have already printed it, or if you are eligible for free admission, go directly to entrance A of the Palace with your proof of identity or ticket.

To visit only the Estate of Trianon, which is open from 12.00 pm, go directly to the entrances of the Grand or the Petit Trianon where you will also find a ticket office.

Guided tours
The guided tours welcome desk is in the North Ministers’ Wing (on the right in the Main Courtyard).
If you have booked a guided tour via our online ticket office, check the point of departure of the tour and go directly to this point.

Disabled access
A pedestrian path from the Main Gate grants easy access to the Royal Gate and entrance A.
Guide dogs and animal trainers are allowed upon presentation of proof of eligibility.

The Estate of Trianon is open from 12.00 pm.

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).

From the city via the Park, in high season:

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (8.00 am - 8.30pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)
  • The Queen's Gate (7.00 am - 8.30 pm, last admission at 8.00 pm)
  • The Sailors' Gate (9.30 am, last admission at 6.30pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (9.30 am, last admission at 6.30pm)

Paying access for vehicles via :

  • The Queen's Gate (9.00 am - 4.50 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (only on weekends, 9.00 am - last admission 5.50 pm)

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 Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate 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. Only the garden level of the Petit Trianon is accessible to disabled visitors.

The Park is open every day (except during exceptional weather: snow, violent winds, etc) with access via the gardens or the city.
See the points of access on the interactive map

You can enter the park via three entrances from the city, depending on what you want to see:

  • The Queen’s Gate (north-east): located on Boulevard de la Reine, near the gardens. Open for pedestrians and bike from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm or 8.30pm according to the season, and for vehicles from 9.00 am to 4.50pm or 5.50pm (paying access for vehicles).
  • The Saint Anthony Gate (north): situated on the D186 from Le Chesnay, near Marie-Antoinette’s Estate. Open for pedestrians and bikes from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm or 7.00 pm according to the season. Open for vehicles from 9am to 5.50pm only on weekends during high season (paying access for vehicles, last access 5:50pm).
  • The Sailors’ Gate (south): situated on the road to Saint-Cyr (D10). Open for pedestrians and bikes from 9.30am to 6.00 pm or 7.00 pm according to the season.

The gardens are open every day (except during exceptional weather: snow, violent winds, etc). Admission is free except during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens (included with the Passport). 
See the entry points on the interactive map

The Gardens can only be accessed on foot, in the little train or in an electric vehicle hired on site.
Bikes, horses and all other forms are transport are forbidden in the Gardens.

You can access the Gardens from the Palace through the Princes’ Courtyard (next to the entrance A and the exit from the Palace).

There are two entrances to the Gardens from the Park:
•    The Neptune Gate: at the northern end of the gardens next to the Neptune Fountain.
•    The Little Venice Gate and the Menagerie gate: at the western end of the gardens next to the Grand Canal.

For shows in the Palace, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Chapel or for the Royal Serenada, admission is via entrance B of the Palace. Those who wish to collect a ticket at the desk or buy a ticket for the show on site must use the same entrance.

For shows in the gardens, the Fountains Night Shows and other shows in the late afternoon or evening (programme from June to September), admission is via the Prince’s Courtyard.

See entrance B and the Princes’ Courtyard on the interactive map

See the points of access on www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr

More information : + 33 (0) 1 30 83 78 89 or infos@chateauversailles-spectacles.fr 

The Coach Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Great Stables.
See location on the interactive map

Admission is free and it is open every day except Mondays, from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm or 6.30 pm (in low season and high season respectively)

From 17 April to 12 May 2017, visitors can access to the Coach Gallery and the Equestrian Academy of Versailles exclusively from the Avenue de Paris.

From 2 to 8 May 2017, the Coach Gallery and the Equestrian Academy of Versailles will be exceptionally closed.

The National Equestrian Academy of the Estate of Versauilles is located next to the Gallery of Coaches.

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