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Map
See the interactive map and locate the main places and practical services of the Palace and Estate.

Inside the Palace

Inside the Palace

At the entrance
- Free left-luggage office for your stroller, backpacks, suitcases and umbrellas
- Public toilets free of charge, basement level (Gabriel Pavilion)
- Free distribution of audio-guide in 10 languages : English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portugese, Korean, Russian, Italian.

At the start of the tour
- Two counters selling guidebooks, postcards and souvenirs:
* Upper Stone Gallery (Galerie de Pierre Haute)
* Upper Vestibule of the Chapel (Vestibule Haut de la Chapelle)

At the end of the Grand Apartments

- Salon de Thé Angelina, first floor, also accessible via the Royal Courtyard: restaurant, tea room with sweet and savoury dishes and snacks all day; shop area – Tel: 01 39 20 08 32 - angelina-versailles.fr
- Le Grand Café d'Orléans
, garden-level, also accessible via the Princes' Courtyard : counter-service  – Tel: 01 39 20 08 32 - Legrandcafedorleans.com

At the end of the tour
- Two shops selling related products, illustrations (posters, stationery, etc.), jewellery, entertaining items, souvenirs, audiovisual items (CD / DVD)
- Ladurée shop, Parisian pastry shop, range of delicatessen: jams, teas, coffee, macaroons. "Secrets": candles, home fragrance... Tel : +33 (0) 1.30.83.04.02

The audioguide of the Palace of Versailles

The audioguide of the Palace of Versailles

The comments provide indispensable help in finding one’s bearings during the visit and in the complex history of the Palace and entering into its atmosphere.

Available in 11 languages
- French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Polish (thanks to the support of Orange in Poland)
- Provided to all individual visitors (ticket holders and those allowed free admission) from 8 years of age
- For the rooms open permanently for visits: Grand Apartments of the King and Queen, King’s Bedchamber, Œil-de-Bœuf Salon, Council Cabinet Room

Audioguide counters
- Chapel Low Hall (before the Gallery of the History of the Palace) : all the days when the Château is open (except for exceptional events)
- Low Gallery (before Mesdames' Apartments) : on tuesdays and week-ends from 10am to 2pm

The answers to your questions

Outside the Palace

Outside the Palace

Around the Courtyard of Honour (main courtyard)
- Princes book shop, in the South wing: theme books (history, gardens, fine arts, children’s, etc.), related products and games
Schedule : Apr. to Oct. : 9:30AM to 7:00PM / Nov. to Mar. : 9:30AM - 5:30PM - Closed on Mondays. Phone : +33 1 30 97 71 12 - librairiedesprinces.com

- Photographer (individuals and groups) – Tel.: +33 (0)6 07 71 21 12

Meal in the gardens

Meal in the gardens

- Brasserie de la Girandole: terrace and take-away service (toilets free of charge, accessible to the disabled) – Tel: +33 (0)1 39 07 01 87
- La Parmentier de Versailles: jacket potatoes (take away) in high season (Grand Trianon Square and Southern bank of the Grand Canal) and low season (Domes Grove Alley and Grand Trianon Square) – More information

Mini-train and electric vehicle to rent

Mini-train and electric vehicle to rent

- Electric vehicle hire allows you to follow five itineraries (discovering the Gardens, Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet, tour of the Grand Canal, tour of the entire Estate); €32 an hour, vehicles leaving from the North Terrace, accessible to people with limited mobility, mandatory presentation of a driving licence – Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 66 97 66
  - A mini-train, leaving from the North Terrace, will take you to and from the Estate of Marie-Antoinette (Petit Trianon), Grand Trianon and Little Venice (7,50 € at full rate, 5,80 € at reduced rate) – Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 54 22 00 or www.train-versailles.com

Refreshing drinks in the gardens

Refreshing drinks in the gardens

- Buvette du Dauphin refreshment bar: take-away service (toilets free of charge, accessible to the disabled, baby changing facilities) – Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 07 01 87
- Fresh-pressed orange juice stand in the alleys of the Garden, www.orangemast.com

At the beginning of the Grand Canal

At the beginning of the Grand Canal

On the Northern side, Place de la Petite Venise

- La Flottille (restaurant, brasserie, tearoom, terrace and take-away service), indoor or outdoor terrace tables along the Grand Canal – Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 51 41 58
- La Petite Venise (restaurant, brasserie, tearoom, terrace and Paul take-away service), located between the Apollo Basin and the Grand Canal – Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 53 25 69 – Group reservations: +33 (0)1 39 53 25 69
- The Gardens Shop, accessible via the Gardens or the Park (next to the La Petite Venise restaurant), with several collections of related products, souvenirs and gifts designed around the theme of the Gardens and Marie-Antoinette (stationary and leathercraft items, candles, incense and home fragrance oils, T-shirts, toys and games, books, gardening items) Tel : +33 (0)1 39 63 28 81.
- Row boat hire on the Grand Canal
- Bicycle hire
- Free toilets

At the beginning of the Grand Canal, on the South side

At the beginning of the Grand Canal, on the South side

- Sale of organic farming sherbets and jams
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Guided tours around the Grand Canal with commentary on Segways; individual rates €35 for 1 hour or €55 for 2 hours; departure point near the railing of the Menagerie (outside the Garden) – Tel.: 01.78.52.54.00

To complete your tour, don’t forget the Trianon Estate

To complete your tour, don’t forget the Trianon Estate

Gift shop at Grand Trianon
Gift shop in the Estate of Marie-Antoinette reception area (entrance near the Petit Trianon)
- Angelina Terrace and Take-away in the Estate of Marie-Antoinette reception area (entrance near Petit Trianon)
- Fresh-pressed orange juice at Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, Saint-Antoine’s Gate
- Toilets free of charge

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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Queen's State Apartment

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

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