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
From 21 July, all visitors aged 18 and above 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.
- 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 and the necessary time has elapsed since the final injection, i.e.:
- 7 days after the second injection for double-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca) ;
- 4 weeks after the injection for single-dose vaccines (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen);
- 7 days after an injection administered to persons having previously contracted Covid.
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 must be worn in the Honour Courtyard, Palace, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Gardens. Masks are recommended in the Park, the Estate of Marly, the gardens of the Estate of Trianon and the Gardens, except on Fountains Show days.
All Coronavirus information can be found on the Government’s special website.
access and shops
However the Park is open for walks or rides, every day from 7 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Cyclists and pedestrians can access the park by the Queen's gate (pedestrian and vehicle access), by the Saint Anthony gate (pedestrian access every day and for vehicles only on weekends and public holidays) or by the Sailors gate (pedestrian access only).
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:
- Boat hire: every day from 10am to 6.45pm (last departure at 6.15pm).
- 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).
The lake of the Swiss guard and the Marly Estate are also open for walks or rides, every day from 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last access at 6.15 p.m)
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 Ore - Ducasse restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11.30am to 3.30pm; Saturday from 9am to 3.30pm and then 6.30pm to 10pm; Sunday from 9am to 5.30pm. Closed on Monday. Access
- 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.
Opening of the Marly Estate
The Marly Estate is also open for walks and rides, everyday from 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission at 6.15 p.m.)
Only pedestrians and cyclists can access the Marly Estate via the Bourg gate or the Royal gate, other entrances being closed.
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.