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Application of the anti-terrorist security plan



Attack alert

To ensure the safety of our visitors, the Palace of Versailles is strictly applying security measures decided by the French authorities.

The Palace and the Estate of Versailles are open under the usual conditions.

Opening hours have changed and every bag are controlled upon access.

The access

 It is strongly recommended not to bring suitcases and luggage.

Large luggage and bags are forbidden. Only luggage which does not exceed maximal dimensions (55cm x 35cm x 20cm) will be accepted and will have to be left at the left-luggage office after the security check.

 The left-luggage offices

Everybody will have to submit to the security check. The Palace thanks its visitors for their understanding about the inconvenience and delay which may be caused by the extra security checks at the entrances.

In the event of an incident, first of all visitors must vacate the danger zone, alert our security staff and follow their instructions.

Learn more about the appropriate behaviour in case of an attack,it is advised to refer to the instructions given on the French governement website.     

Pratical instructions 


The French governement has also set up the SAIP app (System to Alert and Inform Populations) available in english. It alerts on risks and major crisis near the user. The application also provides advice on how to act and instructions to follow depending on the type of alert.


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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.

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