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Palace of Versailles Travel Guide
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Palace of Versailles.

Introduction

Often considered the world's greatest palace, Versailles was the life's work of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Opening Hours & Admission

The Château de Versailles is open daily (except Mondays) all year round from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (until 5:30 pm from 1st November to 31st March). The ticket office closes 40 minutes before the closing time. The Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate are only open from 12:00 noon to 6:30 pm (5:30 pm in the low season). The park and garden are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Admission to the palace only is 15 € for adults and 13 € for concessions. Tickets for the Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate cost 10 / 6 €. Combined tickets are sold for 18 €. Admission is free everywhere for children under 18 years old and 18 to 25 year-old residents of an EEA country (EU + Norway and Iceland).

Guided tours (in French or English) of the private apartments of Louis XV and Louis XVI, the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel cost an extra 16 €, but free tours are held on the first Sunday of months from November to March.

An audioguide (available in 11 languages) in included in the ticket price.

It is possible to buy tickets and book tours on the official website.

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