Olympic Games: practical information and summer program

This summer, the Palace of Versailles will host the equestrian events for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The Palace of Versailles remains open throughout the Olympic period, with a unique programme of events.

Olympic Games site at the Etoile Royale in the Palace of Versailles Park

© EPV / Thomas Garnier

Olympic Torch Relay

This Tuesday, July 23, the Palace of Versailles welcomes the Olympic Torch. Come and watch this exceptional event, from 4.57pm to 5.57pm.

  • Access to the gardens is free from 2pm.
  • Early closing of the Palace and the Gallery of Coaches from 3pm.

Itinerary for the passage of the Olympic Torch on July 23 at the Palace of Versailles, from 4:57 p.m. to 5:57 p.m.

© Paris 2024

Conditions for accessing during the Olympics games

Conditions for accessing the park

Certain areas of the park will not be open to the public due to the various Olympic events being held at the Estate of Versailles. Visitors on foot or by bike are asked not to cross barriers and markers.

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Areas of the Park shown in blue are reserved for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Learn more about all the conditions for access to the Park.

The Park of the Palace of Versailles remains open every day for free and can be accessed via the Gardens, the Queen's Gate, the Sailors’ Gate (closed 27 June and 27 to 29 July 2024) and the Saint Anthony Gate.

Practical information

Access to the Olympic site

Plan your visit

Opening times, modes of transport, programme, and more.... We recommend that you prepare carefully for your visit and choose the best day, depending on visitor numbers and the programme.

On the days of the Olympic events, transport systems and the city of Versailles may be crowded. We recommend that you opt for public transport and plan for a longer journey time on these days.

Plan your visit Access and Opening times

Online ticket office

We advise booking your ticket on the online ticket office and downloading your ticket on your smartphone (with an application such as Google Wallet or Apple Wallet).

Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles.

32 €

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Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles.
32 €
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Passport

This ticket gives access to the whole estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and the gardens). Book online and enter to the Palace in the half hour following the chosen time.

It includes :

To make the most of the Estate of Versailles, the Gardens are open from 8am, the Estate of Trianon from 12pm, the Gallery of Coaches from 12.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased on site subject to availability.

High season rate

32 € Buy

Palace ticket

This ticket gives you access to the Palace.

21 €

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Palace ticket

This ticket gives you access to the Palace.
21 €
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Palace ticket

This ticket guarantees access to the palace of Versailles. Book online and enter to the Palace in the half hour following the chosen time.

In order for you to make the most of the Estate of Versailles, the Gardens are open from 8am, the Estate of Trianon from 12pm., the Gallery of Coaches from 12.30pm.

The Passport guarantees access to the Estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and their Gardens).

Tickets can also be purchased on site subject to availability.

Rates

21 € Buy

Estate of Trianon ticket

This ticket gives you access to the estate of Trianon.

12 €

Buy

Estate of Trianon ticket

This ticket gives you access to the estate of Trianon.
12 €
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Estate of Trianon ticket

This ticket guarantees access to the estate of Trianon (including the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, the Queen's Hamlet and their gardens) starting at noon.

It includes access to :

The Passport guarantees access to the Estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and the Gardens).

Tickets can be purchased on site subject to availability.

Rates

12 € Buy

Mobile application

It is advised to download and open the free application before your visit, to load the audioguides in advance.

 

The games are on, open up the Palace!

For Paris 2024, the Palace of Versailles is throwing the gates of the Estate wide open. From 1 July to 8 September 2024, the Estate of Trianon, the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery, the Gallery of Coaches and the Royal Tennis Court are extending their opening hours and days.

The estate of Trianon

The façade of the Grand Trianon© EPV / Thomas Garnier

From 1 July to 8 September 2024, the Estate of Trianon is open from 10am to 6.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Right next to the Palace of Versailles, discover the Estate of Trianon, including the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet. These spaces were reserved for the sovereigns’ private use, featuring remarkable buildings surrounded by a range of ornamental gardens with particular charm. Here, Louis XIV gave free rein to his love for architecture and gardens, creating an estate specifically for his own personal use. Then, Louis XV and Queen Marie-Antoinette in turn fell under the charm of these sites and contributed to their development and embellishment.

Estate of Trianon ticket

This ticket gives you access to the estate of Trianon.

12 €

Buy

Estate of Trianon ticket

This ticket gives you access to the estate of Trianon.
12 €
Read more
Estate of Trianon ticket

This ticket guarantees access to the estate of Trianon (including the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, the Queen's Hamlet and their gardens) starting at noon.

It includes access to :

The Passport guarantees access to the Estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and the Gardens).

Tickets can be purchased on site subject to availability.

Rates

12 € Buy
Practical information
  • To visit the Estate of Trianon, you need an “Estate of Trianon” or “Passport” ticket (even if you are eligible for free access).
  • Opening hours from 1 July to 8 September: 10am-6.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Last admissions at 6pm.
  • Come to the Estate of Trianon in the Little Train: first departure at 10.40am from the Gardens at the Water Parterre.
  • From 27 July to 11 August and 3 to 7 September, access to the Park by car is forbidden.

The Gallery of Coaches, free to access

From 1 July to 8 September 2024, the Gallery of Coaches is open from 10am to 6.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

The Gallery of Coaches

© EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Gallery of Coaches is located inside the Great Stables, where visitors can admire the biggest royal construction ever created to house horses. From majestic coaches to the small carriages that belonged to Marie-Antoinette’s children, sedan chairs to sleighs forming a strange and marvellous bestiary, discover the life of the Court and the splendour of the Ancien Régime, the Empire and the Bourbon Restoration.

 Practical information
  • The Gallery of Coaches is free to access. No ticket or booking required.
  • Opening hours from 1 July to 8 September: 10am-6.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Last admissions at 5.45pm.
  • On 3, 10 and 11 August, the Place d’Armes carpark is closed.

The Royal Tennis Court

From 1 July to 8 September 2024, the Royal Tennis Court is open from 12.30pm to 6.30pm, on weekends and public holidays

The Royal Tennis Court

© EPV / Thomas Garnier

On 20 June 1789, the Royal Tennis Court of Versailles entered into France's history. The room was used for exercise under Louis XIV, before becoming the birthplace of French democracy, linked to a pivotal event of the Revolution.

 Practical information

 

  • The Royal Tennis Court is free to access. No ticket or booking required.
  • Opening hours from 1 July to 8 September: 12.30pm to 6.30pm, on weekends and public holidays. Last admissions at 6pm.
  • On 3, 10 and 11 August, the Place d’Armes carpark is closed.

The "Oeil-de-bœuf" Antechamber reopens at the Palace of Versailles

From mid-July 2024

Large-scale restoration has been undertaken in the "Oeil-de-bœuf" Antechamber, an iconic room of life at court under Louis XIV. The works involved restoring the woodwork, gilding, and painted décor in this masterpiece of decorative arts. The Palace also updated security measures in the King’s Apartment, where the famous King’s Chamber is located. From mid-July on, both rooms will be accessible in their entirety 

The summer programme

The Horse in Majesty exhibition

From 2 July to 3 November 2024 - At the Palace of Versailles

As a tribute to the equestrian events of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Palace of Versailles presents the Horse in Majesty - At the Heart of a Civilisation exhibition. Nearly 300 works highlight the role and uses of horses in civil and military society, from the 16th to 20th century, until the dawn of World War I, which marked the end of horse-drawn modes of transport and relegated horses to the field of leisure.

Learn more

Palace ticket

This ticket gives you access to the Palace.

21 €

Buy

Palace ticket

This ticket gives you access to the Palace.
21 €
Read more
Palace ticket

This ticket guarantees access to the palace of Versailles. Book online and enter to the Palace in the half hour following the chosen time.

In order for you to make the most of the Estate of Versailles, the Gardens are open from 8am, the Estate of Trianon from 12pm., the Gallery of Coaches from 12.30pm.

The Passport guarantees access to the Estate of Versailles (Palace, Estate of Trianon and their Gardens).

Tickets can also be purchased on site subject to availability.

Rates

21 € Buy

Eva Jospin – Versailles exhibition

From 18 June to 29 September 2024 - At the Palace of Versailles Orangery

Discover the artist Eva Jospin and her work Chambre de Soie (Silk Room) at the Eva Jospin–Versailles exhibition in the Palace’s Orangery. At 107 metres long and covering more than 350 m2, the embroidered Chambre de Soie invites visitors to stroll past and take in its monumental scale..

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Show

Fountains Show and Musical Gardens

29 March to 31 October 2024 - In the gardens

Fountains Night Show - The Magic of Drones

From 27 July to 7 September

The Fountains Night Show - the Magic of Drones

© Nicolas Chavance - Groupe F


Book your ticket for the Fountains Night Show

While the Olympic Games are being held at the Palace of Versailles, the Magic of Drones will take over the Royal Gardens, offering an unforgettable experience. Discover a magical journey, where the water fountains and groves are lit up in colour at nightfall. Enjoy an extravagant stroll around the groves and fountains, before experiencing a sensational final show choreographed by over 500 drones

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 Dates of the Fountains Night Show - The Magic of Drones

Saturday 27 July - Saturday 3 August - Friday 9 August - Sunday 11 August - Saturday 31 August - Saturday 7 September