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 and musical gardens
  • There are three train stations in Versailles. Until 20 August 2022, access to the RER C is impossible due to works on the line up to the Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, which is closed. To reach the Palace, we advise you to go through the Versailles Rive Droite station or the Chantiers station.
  • 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 Sailors' 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.
  • Remember to book the audioguide, available in 12 languages. A distribution desk is available in the Vestibule of the Gabriel Pavilion (every day except on Mondays).
  • 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.

To access the Palace, booking a time slot online is mandatory for all

Download the mobile app onto your phone. Discover the audio tours and the interactive map of the Estate.

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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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Detailed opening times

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

The Palace

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

Closed on May 1st

 

The Estate of Trianon

Open every day except on Mondays and May 1st
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 gallery of Coaches

Open every Saturday and Sunday,
Opening hours: 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Last admission : 5:45 pm
Access : Free

 

the sculptures and mouldings gallery

Open every Saturday and Sunday and exceptionally every day of the week (except Mondays) from 14 May to 13 July.
Opening hours: 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Last admission : 5:45 pm
Access : Free

 

The Royal Tennis Court

The Royal Tennis court is open freely from 12h30 to 18h30 every first sunday of the month from June to October. 

 

The Gardens

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

Gardens closure and evacuation at 5.30pm on Saturdays of Night Fountains shows, from June 11th to September 24th, but also the May Monday 23th and Saturday 28th, on the July Thursday 14th, on the August Friday 15th (Nocturnes de Feu) and on the October Sunday 30th 2022. 

 

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 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)
  • The Main Gate (8.00 am - 7.00pm, last admission at 7.00 pm)

Access for vehicles via :

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

 

The estate of Marly

Open every day from 7am to 7pm (last access: 6.30pm). 

Extended opening on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-May to mid-September: 

  • until 9.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays from 14 May 2022 to 28 August 2022 inclusive; 
  • until 8.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 September 2022 to 18 September 2022 inclusive;

The Palace

Open every day except on Mondays
Opening times: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 5 pm
Ticket office closes at 4.50 pm

Closed on January 1st and December 25th

 

The Estate of Trianon

Open every day except on Mondays
Opening Times: 12.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Last admission: 5.00 pm
Ticket office closes at 4.50 pm

Closed on January 1st and December 25th

 

The Gallery of Coaches

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

 

the sculptures and mouldings gallery

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

 

The Royal Tennis Court

The Royal Tennis court is currently closed.

The Gardens

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

 

The Park

Open every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (last admission 5.30 pm) 
save exceptional weather (snow, violent winds...)

Pedestrian access via:

  • The Main Gate
  • The Queen's Gate 
  • The Sailors' Gate
  • The Saint Anthony's Gate 

Access for bicycles

  • via the Queen's Gate
  • via the Sailors' Gate (8 am - 5.30 pm, last admission 5.30 pm) 
  • via The Saint Anthony's Gate

Access for vehicles via the Queen's Gate (9.00 am - 4.50 pm)

     

    The estate of Marly

    Open every day from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
    Last admission : 5.00 pm

     

    Getting to the Palace

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

    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.

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

    Until 20 August 2022, access to the RER C is impossible due to works on the line up to the Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, which is closed. To reach the Palace, we advise you to go through the Versailles Rive Droite station or the Chantiers station.

    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

    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.
    On Sunday 24 July from 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the parking of the Place d'Armes will be closed for the Tour de France. Vehicles that have been parked since the day before or the previous days will not be allowed to leave the parking on that 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.

    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.

    • Visitors to the Palace arriving in groups enter at Entrance B, Pavillon Gabriel, on the right of the Cour d'Honneur.

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

    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 

    The Coach Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Great Stables.

    See location on the interactive map

    Admission is free and it is open every Saturday and Sunday, from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm or 6.30 pm (in low season and high season respectively).

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

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