opening of the palace and gardens
The Palace of Versailles, the Gardens and the Trianon estate are currently open. In July and August, the groves of the gardens are open every day (except Mondays) with the Musical Fountains shows and Musical Gardens shows (see the agenda). Access to the gardens is subject to a fee.
Access to the Palace of Versailles is possible with a time-stamped ticket, preferably booked through the online ticketing service.
For holders of the "1 year at Versailles" card and for Friends of Versailles, time reservations are not required.
“PASS SANITAIRE” (HEALTH PASS) COMPULSORY
All visitors over 12 years and 2 months of age will need to show a health pass to visit the Palace of Versailles and the Estate of Trianon, in compliance with government guidelines and to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
PCR, RT-PCR or antigen negative tests used as health pass will have to be done less than 24 hours before the visit.
- The “Pass Sanitaire” is not necessary to visit the Musical Fountains Show, Musical Gardens and Fountains Night Show nor the estate park.
The “Pass Sanitaire” provides proof of a clean bill of health and can be presented as hard copy, or in digital form via the TousAntiCovid application.
1 - Vaccination, provided the person has been fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent.
2 – Proof of a negative result of an RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours ago, or an antigen test performed less than 72 hours ago or a negative autotest made under scrutinity of health professional from less than 72 hours
All RT-PCR and antigen tests provide proof once the healthcare professional has entered the result into SI-DEP. This proof may be printed out, and a link is sent to the patient via email and SMS to download it from the SI-DEP portal.
3 – Proof of a positive RT-PCR or antigen test showing that the patient has recovered from Covid-19, issued at least 11 days previously and less than 6 months ago:
Positive RT-PCR or antigen tests issued at least 11 days previously and less than 6 months ago indicate a limited risk of re-infection by Covid-19.
Masks are compulsory for everyone from the age of six in the Palace, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Coach Gallery.
All Coronavirus information can be found on the Government’s special website.
access and shops
The Little Train on the estate runs every day (except Monday) from 11am to 6.40pm.
Find the opening hours and access to the shops.
In the park, the rental points are open:
- Bicycle hire: every day from 10am to 6.45pm (last departure at 6.15pm).
- Electric vehicle hire: daily from 10am to 6.45pm (last departure at 5.45pm).
restaurants and takeaways
The concessions are offered on the spot and/or for takeaway. Information about the opening hours of the restaurants and food kiosks is updated regularly:
- The Grand Café d'Orléans is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30am to 6pm. Access
- The Angelina Restaurant and Tearoom of the Palace offers on-site catering from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Access
- The Buvette du Dauphin is open every day from 9am to 6pm (from 12 June). Access
- The Brasserie de la Girandole is open every day from 9.30am to 6pm. Access
- The Ore Bassin d'Apollon kiosk is only open on Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30am to 5.30pm (closed on Monday). Access
- The Flottille offers walkers a restaurant and terrace service as well as a takeaway counter every day from 8am to 8pm. Access
- The Petite Venise is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.45am to 6pm (closed Monday to Thursday and on Friday 11 June). Access
- The Terrasses Petite Venise will be open on Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays). Access
- At the Petit Trianon, Angelina food stand opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm (closed on Monday). Access
- The organic sorbet kiosks of the Ferme de la Métairie are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, subject to weather conditions. A kiosk is present at the Trianon Access or at the Grand Canal Access
- The orange juice kiosks are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, subject to weather conditions, at the Grand Trianon Access and in the alleys of the estate.
Protect myself and others
The following measures can help you protect yourself (and others) from the virus:
- Wash your hands very often or use hydro-alcoholic gel;
- Use single-use tissues, and then throw them away;
- Cough and sneeze into your arm or into a tissue;
- Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek;
- Avoid touching your face;
- Respect social distancing: you should remain further than a metre from others;
- Wear a mask wherever it is obligatory to do so as well as in situations where social distancing cannot be respected;
- Limit social contacts as much as possible (and to a maximum of six people);
- Air rooms for ten minutes, three times a day.
At the Estate of Versailles, use the TousAntiCovid application:
- TousAntiCovid is an application enriched with access to factual and health information on the epidemic. It allows the user to be alerted or to alert others in case of exposure to Covid-19. The user can thus act directly for his or her health and that of others by contributing to breaking the transmission chains and slowing the spread of the virus.
- The application respects the privacy of users, storing only the proximity history of a mobile phone and no other data. Moreover, the use of TousAntiCovid is voluntary and each user is free to activate and deactivate it as the situation requires.
The TousAntiCovid application is available for download at:
A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about the Coronavirus COVID-19 non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).
Please note that the toll-free hotline service cannot give medical advice.