Experience the opulence of the Palace of Versailles: tour the grand apartments and discover its stunning Hall of Mirrors. 

The Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. A fine example of 18th-century French architecture and art, it is one of the most visited attractions – and castles – in France, as well as being a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and must-see French landmark.


  • The Hall of Mirrors contains 357 mirrors in total, reflecting the grand gardens through the arched windows
  • Stunning Chapel of Versailles
  • The Grand Apartment – originally known as the Apartment of the Planets
  • Opera auditorium
  • Grand Trianon 
  • Marie Antoinette’s apartment

Did you know

  • The Palace boasts around 2,143 windows, 1,252 fireplaces, and 67 staircases
  • Palace of Versailles was the official seat of power until 1789, from then though it was known as the “cradle of liberty” (Berceau-de-la-Liberté) as it was here that the people of Paris made their stand against King Louis XVI and forced him back to Paris and out of a life of luxury
  • During the French Revolution, all the pieces of art within the Palace of Versailles were transferred to the Louvre for safekeeping

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Hall of Mirrors

As one of the most eye-catching features of the Palace Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors measures 73m in length and is comprised of 17 arched windows with each window embellished with 21 individual mirrors… So totally this reflective hallway beams light off 357 mirrors! The Hall of Mirrors isn’t only popular for its effects, it’s also lined with statues and busts as well. Deemed one of Louis XIV’s best contributions to the Palace, historically it was also where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 to end WWI.

Chapel of Versailles

As one of five chapels at the Palace, you may wonder why this one is so special. Completed in the early 1700s, you can see a ‘tribune’ on the same level as the apartments which looks down onto the nave where the kings used to sit. Much like the building, the architecture of this chapel is to be appreciated for its quality in Gothic and Baroque influences. Nodding towards medieval styles as well as early Renaissance trends, you can admire gargoyles, marble floors, and impressive pillars.

Grand Apartment

The Grand Apartment of King Louis XIV, otherwise known as the Apartment of the Planets, was so called because a painting of a planet decorated each of the seven salons within the apartment. Don’t forget to look up though, one of the most notable things about the room is the ceiling… Go see for yourself!

Free entry to the Grand Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s apartment at Versailles is also included. Please note, that Trianon Estate is only open in the afternoon, from Tuesday to Sunday.

Skip the ticket queue at the cash desk and head straight to the main entrance - Entrance A with your Paris Museum Pass. However, you will still have to queue for security checks. There are specific time slots for Paris Pass customers. Visit at 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm for entry. Access may be interrupted due to renovation works.

The Paris Pass gives you access to the Château de Versailles and Chateaux de Trianon et Domaine de Marie-Antoinette when open and an audio guide. During high season (April 2nd - October 29th - Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) the Garden is inaccessible to all visitors as a result of the fountain shows taking place at the venue. Please purchase a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment during this period.

How to get there:

- Note that Versailles is outside zone 3, but a single RER train ticket to Versailles will cost you only €3.25
- To get to the palace of Versailles, make sure to buy a "Paris - Versailles Rive Gauche" ticket (zones 1-4) (T+ ticket is not valid for this journey)

SNCF Trains
- Arrive at Versailles Chantiers station from Paris Montparnasse
- Arrive at Versailles Rive Droite station from Paris Saint Lazare

Travel to Versailles is not included in the Paris Pass.

Make the most of your Paris Pass:

- With a Paris Pass you can visit the Palace of Versailles free of charge – that’s a saving of €18
There are specific time slots for Paris Pass customers. Visit at 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm for entry.
- Note: Your entry does not include the musical fountain shows. When the water shows are taking place you will be unable to visit the gardens unless you purchase a separate ticket.
- The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

Please note: The Versailles entrance is now called Entrance A rather than Vinci Pavillion as stated in the guidebook 

See the full list of attractions included.

Best purchase for first time to Paris! I took my daughter to Paris for a graduation gift. The Paris pass was a lifesaver. We used it everyday, and was accepted for all public transportation. I would highly recommend it.
Tauri from United States

Calendar Reservation required

To book your spot, visit their website, select the date and time you wish to visit and then follow booking instructions. Your e-ticket will need to be shown for entry to the attraction.

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April - October
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm
Thursday 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm
Friday 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm
Saturday 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm
Sunday 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm

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Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France


+33 1 30 83 78 00