To ensure the safety of our visitors, the Palace of Versailles is strictly applying security measures decided by the French authorities. The Palace and Estate of Versailles will remain open as usual. Gates openings are modified and bags are checked systematically.

bags and luggage

Visitors are requested not to visit the Palace with bags or suitcases.

Large bags and suitcases are prohibited. No bags larger than the maximum size (55cm x 35cm x 20cm) will be admitted, and all bags must be checked and left at the left luggage desk.

Locate the left luggage desks

security checks

All visitors must cooperate with security checks. The Palace of Versailles would like to thank visitors in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any delays caused by security checks at the entrances.

To ensure Vigipirate, every bag is controlled upon access and car trunk will be controled at the Queen's Gate entrance. 

In the event of an emergency, first leave the danger zone, alert the security personnel and follow their instructions.

For further information on what to do in the event of an attack, please consult the instructions on the government site.

Consult government instructions

mobile Application SAIP

The government has also implemented the SAIP (population information and alert system) mobile application to inform the public of any danger or major crisis in the vicinity.