Children’s pushchairs and baby carriers with metal frames are not allowed in the rooms of the Palace. Animals are not permitted. Please turn off mobile phones in the rooms and no flash photography is allowed.
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Buy two train tickets (outward and return) from your departure station to the station in Versailles, or a pass (Navigo, Mobilis or Paris Visite) including zones 1 to 4 if you are travelling from Paris.
NB: the T+ ticket is not valid for this journey.
View the map showing all the stations for getting to the Estate of Versailles
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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.
The Palace of Versailles is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. It is open on all other national holidays except on Mondays, the weekly closing day.
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The Palace and Estate of Trianon are closed on Mondays
Opening times vary depending on the location and time of year. The Palace and the Estate of Trianon are closed on Mondays.
To make the most of your visit of the Palace and Estate, you should spend the whole day at Versailles. Take a look at our tips to plan your visit.
The Passport ticket grants easy access to all these areas.
The ideal route for a day-long visit, especially on crowded days:
The Estate of Trianon (the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate) is open from 12.00pm.
From the city via the Park :
On foot, by bike or car, go through the Saint Anthony gate (pedestrians and bikes, vehicles are only allowed between 9am and 5.50pm on week-ends during high season) or through the Queen’s Gate (vehicles are only allowed between 9am and 4.50pm or 5.50pm depending on the season).
From the Palace via the Gardens and Park :
On foot (30 minutes), on the little train or in an electric vehicle (20 minutes). Go through the Prince’s Courtyard to enter the gardens.
NB: the admission to the Gardens is charged on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days (included in the Passport ticket).
In high season (April to October), the TRI bus of the Versailles Phébus network runs between Versailles Chantiers train station, Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station, the Palace of Versailles, Versailles Rive Droite train station and the Palaces of Trianon (terminus “Les Trianons”).
Journey times and routes available at www.phebus.tm.fr
Disabled access :
It is advisable to go to the Estate of Trianon by car or bus from the city, or in an electric vehicle from the Palace.
Enter via the Queen’s Gate; parking is and dedicated spaces are available upon presentation of proof of disability (proof of disability card or European disabled parking permit).
There are access ramps at the entrances to the Trianon Palaces.
Manual wheelchairs are available for free for visiting the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon.
Guide dogs and trainers are allowed upon presentation of proof.
Please note that the first floor of the Petit Trianon is not accessible to people with a motor disability, but a multimedia room on the ground floor provides a presentation of the first floor and the attic.
Before and during your visit, the "Welcome" website will help you find your way to the different sites and services on the Estate (toilets, restaurants, transport, shops, audioguides, etc.). Using an interactive map, the website answers 150 of the most frequently asked questions.
With over 500 points of interest, the “Welcome” site lets you explore the Estate and find out more about Versailles.
The website is compatible with tablets and smartphones and can be accessed anywhere, at any time with 3G connection.
Available in French, English and Spanish.
From the Palace:
You can enter the gardens through the Princes' Courtyard, next to Entrance A of the Palace.
From the Park:
You can access the gardens via two entrances:
NB: admission to the Gardens is charged on Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens days. Find out more
The Park surrounding the Grand Canal is free and open daily (except in extreme weather conditions: snow, strong winds, etc.) and can be accessed via the gardens or the city. You may visit the park on foot, horseback, by boat, Segway®, with an electric vehicle or on the little train. Vehicles must pay a fee to enter the Park (€3 for motorcycles, €6 for cars, €30 for coaches) except for disabled people upon presentation of proof of disability. Parking spaces are available at the Grand Canal, at the entrance to the Petit Trianon, the Grand Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet.
From the city, three entrances provide direct access to the park, depending on what you want to see:
You can reach the Park from the Palace by crossing the gardens on foot and going through the Petite Venise Gate.
NB: admission to the gardens is charged on Musical Fountain Show and Musical Gardens days. You cannot cross the gardens on these dates without paying the entrance fee.
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The Palace provides free bag deposits at the different entrances where you may leave personal possessions:
A little train provides a shuttle service between the Palace and the Estate of Trianon, and stops at both the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon (full price: €6.90; concessions: €5.30; train-versailles.com).
Electric vehicles are available and accessible for people with reduced mobility, allowing you to travel independently and including five suggested routes from the South Terrace (discover the gardens, Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet, tour of the Grand Canal, explore the Estate: €30 per hour).
There are many options for buying refreshments and souvenirs throughout the gardens and Trianon palaces.
You can also buy gifts and extend your Versailles experience on our online shop. Choose from a selection of books, jewellery and other items inspired by the Palace’s collections and exhibitions.
Where can I have a picnic?
Picnics are not allowed in the Versailles gardens. Picnics are only allowed in the Park, near the Grand Canal where there are several dining areas available. You can also picnic at the Lake of the Swiss Guard (located outside the estate and accessible on foot from the Palace - opposite the Orangery).
The audioguides are included in the Palace ticket or Passport tickets and are available in 11 languages. There are two audioguide desks located on the garden level: one at the entrance to the Gallery of the History of the Palace (every day except Mondays) and one at the entrance to the Mesdames' Apartments (on Tuesdays and weekends from 10am to 2pm).
Avoid queues at the audioguide desk by downloading the free Palace of Versailles mobile app. Download the application →
The groves are closed in low season. They are open in high season for the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, allowing you to stroll through the gardens listening to Baroque music as you discover the 15 groves open just for the occasion.
You can also discover the groves with a guide when you take the "Jardins et bosquets" guided tour (in French only) .