Palace of Versailles:
Versailles, France

The Palace of Versailles has a colorful history that is reflected in the fascinating museum. The Palace dates back to the seventeenth century and started out as a hunting lodge. It was later occupied by the Kings of France and the royal court. In 1837 Louis-Philippe inaugurated the Palace as a museum “dedicated to the glories of France”. The Museum contains over 60,000 pieces of art with a chronological overview of the history of France from the Middle Ages up to the late 19th century.

The park of the Château de Versailles spreads over 800 hectares with the most breathtaking gardens. There are many statues in the Palace gardens that are in their original spots.  In many other areas there has been effort made to restore the Palace and refurnish parts of it. Not much of the original furnishings are present due to it being stolen or lost during many of the wars in France. Even so, there is much to see and enjoy.

Photography without flash is permitted in the Palace rooms. Selfie sticks are prohibited.


Posted: March 26, 2018

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices. 


Place d’Armes, 78000

Versailles, France


Phone Number:

+33 1 30 83 78 00



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




Access to the Palace of Versailles and the estate of Trianon is free for everyone below 18 years old, residents of the European Union below 26 years old, teachers in French schools, people with disabilities and one accompanying person, …

Entrance to the Musical Fountain Shows and Musical Gardens is free for everyone below 6 years old.

€18 -The Palace ticket includes the admission to:

The Palace (with the audioguide), The temporary exhibitions held in the Palace, The Gardens (except on Musical Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens days) and the Park, The Coach Gallery

20 €- The Passport includes the admission to the whole Estate:

The Palace (with the audioguide), The Estate of Trianon, The temporary exhibitions,The Gardens and the Park, The Musical Fountain Shows or the Musical Gardens, The Coach Gallery