The Palace and the Estate of Versailles are open. Reservation of your ticket is compulsory.
You can prepare your visit by consulting the conditions of visit, and by downloading the official Palace of Versailles app
In application of governmental instructions, the presentation of a health pass or a negative PCR or antigenic test or self-test carried out under the supervision of a health professional from less than 72 hours is compulsory to access the palace and museums of the National Estate of Versailles for all persons over 12 years and 2 months of age.

Essential information about opening times and access 

  • The Palace and the estate of Trianon are open every day except on Mondays. The Palace opens at 9:00 am, the estate of Trianon opens at noon.
  • The Park and Gardens are open every day. Access to the Gardens is free except on days of fountains shows
  • There are three train stations in Versailles, the closest one of the Palace is Versailles Château Rive Gauche.
  • Accessibility measures have been put in place to facilitate the visit of visitors with disabilities. 
  • Access to the Park through the Queen's Gate (pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles), the entrance fee is 12 euros per vehicle and through the Matelots Gate (pedestrians and cyclists). Read all access and times below.
  • A car park is available at the Place d'Armes (consult rates). Several bicycle parks are available.
  • The left luggage service is currently suspended. Bulky luggage are not accepted inside the Palace.
  • See the rules of visit, which are essential for the comfort of visitors and the protection of the heritage.

Read the FAQ Conditions for free admission 

Today the Palace is open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.

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To ensure the anti-terrorist security plan, opening hours of the gates have changed, every bag or vehicle is controlled upon access and large baggage items are not admitted on the Estate (exceeding 55x35x25 cm).
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Getting to the Palace

  • By RER C or SNCF train
  • By shuttle or bus
  • By car or coach
  • Bicycle

RER line C arrives at Versailles Château - Rive Gauche train station, just 10 minutes’ walk to the Palace. 

SNCF trains from Gare Montparnasse arrive at Versailles Chantiers train station, which is 18 minutes on foot to the Palace.

SNCF trains from Gare Saint Lazare arrive at Versailles Rive Droite train station, 17 minutes on foot to the Palace.

Purchase two ticket (two-way trip) from your point of departure to the Versailles train station, or use a pass (Navigo, Mobilis or Paris Visite) covering zones 1 to 4, if you come from Paris.
T+ tickets cannot be used for this journey.

RER C and SNCF train times are available on www.transilien.com

Figure out your route and rates

Shuttle

Versailles Express offers transport to the Palace of Versailles from the Eiffel Tower in Paris from Tuesday to Sunday:

  • Departure at 7.45 am, return at 3.15 pm.
  • Departure at 9.45 am, return at 3.15 pm.
  • Departure at 1.30 am, return at 6 pm.

Take the bus in Paris from Port de la Bourdonnais: parking Bateaux Parisiens, at the base of the Eiffel Tower on the banks of the Seine.

Book now at www.versaillesexpress.com

Bus

The RATP bus line 171 runs between Pont de Sèvres (terminus of the Paris metro line 9) and the Palace of Versailles in 30 minutes without traffic.
T+ tickets can be used for this journey.
Journey times and routes available on the RATP website

Access

From the A13 motorway, take exit no.5 Versailles Centre and follow the signs for the Palace of Versailles.
GPS coordinates for the Palace of Versailles: 48.48'17N and 2.07'15E

Paying parkings

There are several paying car parks. See the access and parking possibilities on the interactive map
In front of the Palace: Place d’Armes cars and coaches – open 24 hours a day.
In the park: at the Grand Canal, Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon, Queen’s Hamlet. Parking for coaches only at the Trianon crossroads – paying access via:

  • The Queen’s Gate, open for vehicles from 9am to 4.50pm or 5.50pm (in low or high season respectively)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate, open for vehicles from 9am to 5.50pm (only on weekends during high season)

Parkings and disabled access

All types of admission and parking listed above are free upon presentation of proof of disability (disability card or European disabled parking permit), with reserved parking spaces.
In addition to these car parks, the car park at the Neptune Gate is reserved for disabled people.
Upon presentation of proof of disability, you may park or be dropped off right next to the Palace in the Main Courtyard near entrance B.

Access

  • via the Queen's Gate 
  • via the Sailors' Gate 
  • via the Saint Anthony Gate 

All about cycling in the Estate of Versailles here.

Detailed opening times

  • High season From 1 April to 31 October
  • Low season From 1 November to 31 March

The Palace

Open every day except on Mondays
and 1 May
Opening times: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
Last admission: 6 pm
Ticket office closes at 5.45 pm

 

The Estate of Trianon

Open every day except on Mondays
and 1 May
Opening times: 12.00 pm – 6.30pm

Last admission: 6.00 pm
Ticket office closes at 5.50 pm

The gardens close at 7.30 pm
(evacuation begins at 7.00 pm)

 

The estate of Marly

The Marly park extends its opening hours on weekends between the end of May and September 2021: 

  • weekends from 4 to 19 September: extended opening until 8.30pm.

 

The Royal Tennis Court

The Royal Tennis court is currently closed.
Opening times from September, 19 on : 9am - 6.30pm
Last admission : 5.45pm

The Gardens

Open every day from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm
Last admission: 7.00 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (8.00 am - 8.30pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)
  • The Neptune Gate
  • The Menagerie Gate
  • The Little Venice Gate

 

The Park

Open every day from 7.00 am to 8.30 pm
Last admission at 
7.45 p.m
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (8.00 am - 8.30pm, last admission at 7.45 pm)
  • The Queen's Gate (7.00 am - 8.30 pm, last admission at 7.45 pm)
  • The Sailors' Gate (7.00 am - 7.30 pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (7.00 am - 7.30 pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)

Access for vehicles via:

  • The Queen's Gate (9.00 am - last admission 7.45 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (only on weekends and on French bank holidays, 9.00 am - last admission  7.45 pm).

Access for bicycles

  • via the Queen's Gate (last admission 7.45 pm)
  • via the Sailors' Gate (7.00 am - 7.30 pm, last admission 7.00 pm)
  • via The Saint Anthony's Gate (7.00 am - 7.30 pm - last admission 7.00 pm)

The Palace

Open every day except on Mondays,
25 December and 1 January
Opening times: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 5 pm
Ticket office closes at 4.50 pm

 

The Estate of Trianon

Open every day except on Mondays,
25 December and 1 January
Opening Times: 12.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 5.00 pm
Ticket office closes at 4.50 pm

 

The Coach Gallery

Open every Saturday and Sunday,
Opening hours: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Last admission : 4:45 pm
Access : Free

During Christmas holidays :
Open from Tuesday to Sunday until January 3rd, 
Opening hours : 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Last admission : 4:45 pm
Access : Free

Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

 

The estate of Marly

Open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Last admission: 4:30 pm.
Closing of the Bourg Gate: 5:30 pm.

 

The Royal Tennis Court

The Royal Tennis court is currently closed.

Open every day except on Mondays
Opening times until December, 31 : 9 am - 5.30 pm
Last admission : 4.45pm

The Gardens

Open every day, from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (last admission 5.30 pm) 
  • The Chapelle Gate (9.00 am - 17.30 pm)
  • The Dragon Gate (12.00 am - 6.00 pm, last admission 5.30 pm)
  • The Neptune Gate
  • The Menagerie Gate
  • The Little Venice Gate

 

The Park

Open every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (last admission 5.30 pm) 
  • The Queen's Gate (last admission 5.30 pm) 
  • The Sailors' Gate (9.30 am - 6.00 pm, last admission 5.30 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (9.30 am - 6.00 pm, last admission 5.30 pm)

Access for vehicles

  • via the Queen's Gate (9.00 am - 4.50 pm)
  • via The Saint Anthony's Gate (9.30 am - last admission 4.50 pm)

Access for bicycles

  • via the Queen's Gate (last admission 5.30 pm)
  • via the Sailors' Gate (9.30 am - 6.00 pm, last admission 5.30 pm)
  • via The Saint Anthony's Gate (9.30 am 6.00pm - last admission 5:30 pm)

Access

  • The Palace
  • The Estate of Trianon
  • The Park
  • The gardens
  • Shows

The main entrance to the Place of Versailles is through the Main Courtyard.

  • If you do not have a ticket upon arrival and are not eligible for free admission, go to the ticket office first, situated on the left in the Main Courtyard in the South Ministers’ Wing, and then to entrance A of the Palace, which is reserved for individuals.
  • If you have reserved your ticket online and have already printed it, go directly to entrance A of the Palace with your proof of identity or ticket.

To visit only the Estate of Trianon, which is open from 12.00 pm, go directly to the entrances of the Grand or the Petit Trianon where you will also find a ticket office.

Deposit required
Due to the health measures, the left luggage service is temporarily suspended. Pushchairs and small bags are exceptionally tolerated inside the rooms.
When the left luggage service is open, some objects (pushchairs, metal baby carriers, suitcases, umbrellas ...) are not allowed inside the rooms. 

Guided tours
The guided tours welcome desk is in the North Ministers’ Wing (on the right in the Main Courtyard).
If you have booked a guided tour via our online ticket office, check the point of departure of the tour and go directly to this point.

Disabled access
A pedestrian path from the Main Gate grants easy access to the Royal Gate and entrance A.
Guide dogs and animal trainers are allowed upon presentation of proof of eligibility. Non-motorized wheelchairs are provided free of charge for the visit of the Palace.

Access to these visit areas: the permanent collections of the Palace, the Estate of Trianon, and the temporary exhibitions, are free for people with disabilities and their companion: a reduced rate is offered for guided tours and activities "family".

The Estate of Trianon is open from 12.00 pm.

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 during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens (included with the Passport).

From the city via the Park, in high season:

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate (8.00 am - 8.30pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)
  • The Queen's Gate (7.00 am - 8.30 pm, last admission at 8.00 pm)
  • The Sailors' Gate (9.30 am, last admission at 6.30pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (9.30 am, last admission at 6.30pm)

Paying access for vehicles via :

  • The Queen's Gate (9.00 am - 4.50 pm)
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate (only on weekends, 9.00 am - last admission 5.50 pm)

Disabled access
It is advisable to go to the Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate by car or bus from the city, or in an electric vehicle from the Palace.
Entry via the Queen’s Gate and parking are free upon presentation of proof of disability (proof of disability card or European disabled parking permit) with reserved spaces.
There are access ramps at the entrances to the Trianon Palaces. Only the garden level of the Petit Trianon is accessible to disabled visitors.

The Park is open every day (except during exceptional weather: snow, violent winds, etc) with access via the gardens or the city.
See the points of access on the interactive map

You can enter the park via three entrances from the city, depending on what you want to see:

  • The Queen’s Gate (north-east): located on Boulevard de la Reine, near the gardens. Open for pedestrians and bike from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm or 8.30pm according to the season, and for vehicles from 9.00 am to 4.50pm or 5.50pm (paying access for vehicles).
  • The Saint Anthony Gate (north): situated on the D186 from Le Chesnay, near Marie-Antoinette’s Estate. Open for pedestrians and bikes from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm or 7.30 pm according to the season. Open for vehicles from 9am to 5.50pm only on weekends and holidays during high season (paying access for vehicles, last access 5:50pm).
  • The Sailors’ Gate (south): situated on the road to Saint-Cyr (D10). Open for pedestrians and bikes from 9.30am to 6.00 pm or 7.30 pm according to the season.

The gardens are open every day (except during exceptional weather: snow, violent winds, etc). Admission is free. 
See the entry points on the interactive map

The Gardens can only be accessed on foot, in the little train or in an electric vehicle hired on site.
Bikes, horses and all other forms are transport are forbidden in the Gardens.

You can access the Gardens from the Palace through the Princes’ Courtyard (next to the entrance A and the exit from the Palace).

There are two entrances to the Gardens from the Park:

For shows in the Palace, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Chapel or for the Royal Serenada, admission is via entrance B of the Palace. Those who wish to collect a ticket at the desk or buy a ticket for the show on site must use the same entrance.

See entrance B and the Princes’ Courtyard on the interactive map

See the points of access on www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr

More information : + 33 (0) 1 30 83 78 89 or infos@chateauversailles-spectacles.fr 

From 6 November: open every Saturday and Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
(Last admission: 4:45 pm)

From 21 December to 3 January: open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
(Last admission: 4:45 pm)

Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

The Coach Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Great Stables. 
See location on the interactive map

The National Equestrian Academy of the Estate of Versauilles is located next to the Gallery of Coaches.

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