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HOW TO GET TO THE PALACE

Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes - 78000 Versailles

Interactive map of Versailles

Entry to the Palace

If you do not have a ticket when you arrive and you are not entitled to free admission, go first to the ticket office and then to Entrance A of the Palace (reserved for individual visitors).

If you have reserved your ticket via the Internet (and you have printed it out at home) or if you are entitled to free admission (documentary proof required), go directly to Entrance A of the Palace.

To visit only the Trianon palaces and the estate of Marie-Antoinette, go directly to the entrance to these places.

Entry to the Trianon palaces and the estate of Marie-Antoinette

Access is possible:

- by crossing the gardens* (on foot, with the mini-train or an electric car), accessible from the Palace: go through the Grille d'Honneur and then go to the entrance to the gardens.

*Caution, on Fountain Shows and Musical Gardens days, there is an entrance fee for the gardens. Tickets can be purchased directly at the desks located at the entrance to the gardens.

- directly via the Park, through the Grille de la Reine or the Grille Saint Antoine.

Some Versailles city bus lines go to these gates: www.phebus.tm.fr

Vigipirate terrorism alert plan: only the Grille d'Honneur and the Grille de la Reine are open. Further information on the interactive map.


Reception desk for guided tours

The reception desk for guided tours is in the North Ministers Wing.

If you have reserved a guided tour on our online ticket office, check the starting-point of this visit on your ticket and go directly to the place indicated.

By Coach Versailles Express

By Coach Versailles Express

Versailles Express offers transfers to the Palace of Versailles from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Tuesday to Sunday: two departures per day at 8 am (back at 12:30) and 2 pm (back at 6 pm).

Transfer from Paris with a pickup in Port de la Bourdonnais (Parking of Bateaux Parisiens, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower).

Book now on www.versaillesexpress.com

By train:

By train:

RER C
To get to the palace of Versailles, make sure to buy two tickets (two-way trip) to "Versailles Château Rive Gauche" or a pass (Navigo, Mobilis or Paris Visit) inclding zones 1-4 if you come frome Paris. T+ ticket is not valid for this journey.

From 16 July to 27 August, the RER C line is closed between Paris Austerlitz and Javel. You can go to Javel thanks to:

  • the metro 10 from Paris Austerlitz and Saint-Michel Notre Dame (station Cluny – La Sorbonne),
  • the replacement buses from Invalides, Pont de l’Alma and Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel.

However, we advise you to use the SNCF trains from the Saint-Lazare and Montparnasse train stations.

SNCF Trains
Arrive at Versailles Chantiers station from Paris Montparnasse
Arrive at Versailles Rive Droite station from Paris Saint Lazare

Train schedule on www.transilien.com

By car

By car

A13 motorway, exit Versailles Centre
Paying car park at the Place d’Armes, Allée de Bailly, Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon.

GPS direction of the Palace of Versailles :
48°48’17N
2°07’15E

Anti-terrorist security plan To ensure the safety of our visitors

the Palace of Versailles is strictly applying security measures decided by the French authorities.

The measuresThe measures

Large luggage Due to the anti-terrorist security plan :

Visitors with large baggage items are not admitted on the Estate (exceeding 55x35x25 cm)

Open gates Due to the anti-terrorist security plan:

some gates are closed or have their opening hours modified.

Access the Estate

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Discover and locate the main places and practical services of the Palace and Estate.

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Queen's State Apartment

Closing of the Queen's State Apartment from 5th January 2016, see the new visitor tour

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