The Versailles Estate is open and free of charge to visitors on the first Sunday of the month from November to March.
In high season (from April to late October), admission to the gardens is charged on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days, i.e. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as on a few additional days (certain French national holidays). There are two options for visiting them:
On Musical Fountains Show and Muscial Gardens days, admission is only free for children under 6 years old.
If you are entitled to free admission to the Palace and Estate of Trianon, you can purchase a concessions Passport ticket with timed entry (€10 - presentation of proof of entitlement required) granting priority admission to the Palace (according to the booked time). This ticket includes admission to the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens.
In low season (from November to late March), admission to the gardens is free for all visitors every day.
Admission to the Park of Versailles is free for pedestrians and bikes, there is a fee for vehicles: €3 for motorbikes, €6 for cars and €30 for buses (12 or more seats).
Vehicles displaying a European disabled parking permit are granted free admission upon presentation of proof of disability.
Etc... To check whether you are entitled to free admission, click here.
If you are entitled to free admission, go directly to the main entrance with your documentary proof when you arrive at the Palace.
NB: you may still have a long wait at the entrance check points.
Nevertheless, you may still have to wait to enter the Palace on crowded days.
NB tickets purchased online do not include priority admission.
For an overview of the different types of visits for groups, consult our comparative table.
You can present tickets purchased online in a printed version or a digital format on your phone.
You can also have your own personal guide on your phone by downloading our mobile app which includes an audioguide here.