With your Priority Access pass, avoid the long queues and make the most of your time in Versailles. While purchasing tickets on-site requires you to queue in two lines, the ticket box office and the entry line, your skip the line pass allows you to bypass both.
Begin your visit by exploring the ornate King's State Apartments. Learn about the French monarchy and peek into the private lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. Next, make your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Designed to protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke, the hall’s 357 mirrors were strategically placed to reflect the light of candles. With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the whole hall!
After admiring the inside of the Palace, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate’s impressive architecture. Stroll along the cobblestone grounds, through the beautiful French gardens, and pass by the gorgeous Versailles fountains. At the Carrosses Gallery, travel back in time as you explore carriages, coaches, sculptures and other artifacts left behind by the French Monarch.
For tips on how to navigate the palace, make the most of your time, and choose the best experience, refer to our Palace of Versailles tours and tickets collection.
Upgrade to Tickets with Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
In addition to the Castle, explore the two Trianons and get a peek into the Queen’s world with our Versailles skip-the-line VIP Entry ticket.
Upgrade to Versailles Guided Tour
If you’d like to maximize your time at the palace of Versailles and get a more in depth Castle experience, check out the Versailles Priority Access Guided Tour- 75 Minutes Classic ticket.
The tours are priced higher on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from April to October. This is because on Saturday and Sunday, the experience includes access to the Musical Fountains Show while on Tuesday and Friday, the experience includes access to the Musical Gardens.
Versailles skip-the-line tours with audioguide are available Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 11:30 AM, 12:30 AM, 1:45 PM and 2:45 PM. In case of late arrival, no refund or postponement will be granted.
By Train: To reach the Palace of Versailles by train, you have several options:
Upon arrival, head to the Guidatours office, at 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, located approximately 400 meters outside the Palace of Versailles.
Should you head directly to the palace with your confirmation voucher, you will not be given entry.
Audio guides are available in 11 languages:
Spanish | Chinese | English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Russian
The audio guides will be distributed in the Palace by your tour representative.
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
- Meet your host at Guidatours Office, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France.
- Guidatours tours office is located right across Versailles-Château–Rive Gauche Train Station and KFC Restaurant.
- This place is just at 5-10 minutes walk from Palace of Versailles.
- To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Guidatours Versailles
- Nearest Bus station is Gare Rive Gauche: Bus A, E, L, P, BAK will stop here.
- Nearest Train Station (RER) is Gare de Versailles Château Rive Gauche : Line C of RER stops here.
- For more information on Public Transportation in Paris, please click here.
Your Versailles ticket is valid at the starting time written on your voucher. In case of late arrival, no refund or postponement will be granted.
It takes approximately 2-3 hours to tour the royal apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Park and gardens. However, your ticket grants admission until closing hours on the day of your visit.