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Versailles Skip The Line Tour With Audioguide

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Versailles, Paris

Your Experience

Make the Most of Your Versailles Skip the Line Tour with Your Priority Access Pass

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.

The Ornate State Apartments and the Glittering Hall of Mirrors

Begin your visit by exploring the ornate King and Queen'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!

Take a Stroll in the French Gardens and see the Exquisite Versailles Fountains

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.

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.

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.

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  • Avoid long queues with exclusive skip-the-line access and make the most of your time at Versailles.
  • Enjoy convenient ticket pickup just a few minutes walk from the Palace of Versailles.
  • From King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, get a glimpse into the lives of the French monarchy’s most influential figures.
  • See the ornate King's and Queen's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors at the Palace.
  • Take a stroll in the beautiful French gardens and admire the exquisite Versailles fountains.

Know Before You Go

Important Information

The tours are priced higher on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. 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.

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.

Timings

Versailles skip-the-line tours with audio guide are available Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 11:30AM, 12:30 AM, 1:45 PM and 2:45 PM.

Palace of Versailles Open Hours

Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 AM to 6:30 PM. Closed on Mondays.

Gardens of Versailles Open Hours

Open daily from 8 am to 8:30 pm during high season (April - October) and from 8 am to 6 pm in low season (November to March). Your ticket grants you access to the Gardens even on the days of Grandes Eaux and Musical Gardens (from April to October), Versailles Passport ticket is required to visit the gardens (free for children under 6).

Gallery of Carrosses Hours

Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Getting There

By Train: To reach the Palace of Versailles by train, you have several options:

  • Take RER line C to Versailles Rive Gauche. From the station, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the Palace.
  • From Paris Montparnasse train station, SNCF trains arrive at Versailles Chantiers station, an 18-minute walk to the Chateau.
  • From Paris Saint Lazare train station, SNCF trains arrive at Versailles Rive Droite station, a 17-minute walk to the Château.

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.

Guides/Languages

Audio guides are available in 11 languages:

Spanish | Chinese | English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Russian

There are two audio guide pick-up counters, both located on the ground floor: one at the entrance to the Apartments of Mesdames, and another at the entrance to the Gallery of Castles, just after crossing the Royal Court.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

How to Redeem your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Versailles Skip The Line Tour with Audioguide voucher instantly. You need not take a print out. Please download and display the voucher on your mobile device at the meeting point on the day of your Versailles experience.

Meeting Point

The Guidatours office, at 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, is located approximately 400 meters outside the Palace of Versailles, just across the street from the train station Versailles Rive Gauche-Chateau de Versailles. You can find the Google Maps location for the office here..

How to Get There

On the day of your Versailles experience, display your voucher via mobile phone at the Guidatours office, located just a few minutes walk from the Palace of Versailles, directly across the street from the train station Versailles Rive Gauche. A host will hand you your skip-the-line voucher and escort you to the Versailles Palace entrance B, at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur.

Make your way straight into the palace, bypassing the hours-long entry and security lines.

There are two audio guide pick-up counters, both located on the ground floor: one at the entrance to the Apartments of Mesdames, and another at the entrance to the Gallery of Castles, just after crossing the Royal Court. Collect your audio guide from one of two pick-up counters and enjoy your experience at the palace of Versailles.

Validity

Your Versailles ticket is valid from the time slot you make your booking for, up until closing on the day of your experience.

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.

Palace of Versailles Map

  • Priority Access to the Palace of Versailles.
  • Audioguide.
  • Access to the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors).
  • Access to the Gardens and Fountains, including the days of Musical Fountain and Garden shows.
  • Access to The Park.
  • Access to The Carrosses Gallery.
  • Live Guide.
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, the Trianon.
  • Transportation from/to Paris.
  • The Gardens close exceptionally at 5.30pm on 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 21, and 28 July, 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 and 25 August.
  • The Gardens close exceptionally at 6pm on 30 October.
  • The Gardens close exceptionally at 6.30pm on 8 and 9 July.

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