Let us guide your exploration of the Estate of Versailles so that you get the most from your visit and your time in Versailles.
The day of your visit to the Estate of Versailles has arrived ! There are various ways to get here from Paris by public transport: you can take a suburban train (“Transilien”) from either Gare St. Lazare station to Versailles Rive Droite or from Montparnasse station to Versailles Chantiers, or an RER regional express train from Javel station to Versailles Rive Gauche. Allow at least half an hour for your journey.
Other time slots
If your entrance ticket to the Palace is for a different time slot, please visit the relevant page:
Don’t forget to download the free mobile app to enjoy the interactive map and all the necessary audio paths for your visit.
Glimpse at the itinerary
- Between 11.00 am and midday: tour of the Palace of Versailles
- 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm: lunch at Ore, Grand Café d’Orléans or at Angelina
- 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm: tour of the gardens during the Musical Fountains display
- Before 6.00 pm: tour of the Estate of Trianon
Every Saturday evening, up to 19 September:
If your Passport ticket shows a timed entry slot of between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm for the Palace, then start your visit at this iconic place by arriving at Entrance A at the time indicated on your ticket. You’ll need around an hour and a half for your visit.
© EPV / Didier Saulnier
After visiting the Palace, move outside to explore the gardens, where, on Musical Fountain Show days, the water features are in operation from 11.00 am to 12.00 and then again from 3.30 to 5.00 pm. This is also a good time to discover the magnificent groves, which are opened specially and feature musical displays between 10.00 am and 7.00 pm.
Some of the groves are also open and feature music on Musical Gardens days. On these occasions, only the water features of the Mirror Pool, Neptune Fountain and the Water Theatre Grove are in operation.
The estate of Trianon
Continue your visit with the Trianon estate by taking the little train for example (see the map for all the stops). You can explore the Estate at your own pace or join a guided tour (can be booked online).
Don’t forget to make it back to the gardens in time to enjoy the magnificent finale of the water display at the Neptune Fountain, from 5.20 to 5.30 pm.
The Royal Serenade and Night Fountains Show
© EPV / Thomas Garnier
On Saturday evenings from 12 June to 18 September, as well as Wednesday 14 July and Sunday 15 August 2021, bring a perfect end to your day by taking part in the Royal Serenade – a French-style ball held in the Hall of Mirrors – and then attending the Night Fountains Show in the gardens. Combined tickets can be bought online for these colourful spectaculars.
Discover the gardens at night during an enchanting two-and-a-half-hour wander around the groves and fountains, all set in motion and beautifully lit for the occasion, then marvel at the fireworks display, organised by Groupe F, which brings things to a close at 10.50 pm. Find the guide to visiting the Night Fountains Show here.
On all other days during the summer, the gardens are open until 8.30 pm and the groves until 7.00 pm.
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Get more from your visit
To get even more from your visit and gain access to other areas of the Estate with a tour guide, join a guided tour and discover iconic locations such as the King’s Private Apartments.
The Kings’ Private Apartment
Behind the walls and royal life of the Grand Apartments lie the private apartments of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Accompanied by a qualified guide, this tour gives you a look into the intimate atmosphere and the refined decoration of these living areas.
Meeting point at the North Ministers Wing.
NB: this visit includes narrow passages not exceeding 80 cm.
Durée : 1½ hours
"With the support of the State, but also of all the people who love Versailles, we are fighting. We hope to get through this difficult period without letting go of what makes the Estate’s core greatness, so that it continues to shine throughout the world ", Catherine Pégard, President.
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