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Château de Versailles Member

Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles - 78000 Versailles

Versailles, 78 - Yvelines

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What's on?

Please note: from 5 January 2016, 4 rooms in the Grand Appartement de la Reine are closed to the public for renovation.
As a consequence, the tour of the appartments has been modified.

Description

Together with its gardens, the Château de Versailles is one of the most famous monuments of world heritage. The buildings trace the architectural style of the 17th and 18th centuries and comprise: the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Chapel, the Royal Opera and the Museum of the History of France. The Park is decorated with statues, fountains, water parterres and outstanding buildings such as the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, the Temple de l'Amour and the Hamlet of Queen Marie-Antoinette. After the restitution of the royal gate and the complete restoration of the Petit Trianon, the Royal Opera opened its doors in 2009 after two years of renovation works: it now welcomes the public with an exceptional programme. Since October 2010, the King's table is once again in the antechamber of the Grand Couvert which has been fully restored and is now reopen to the public. It recreates the dinnertime atmosphere in which King Louis XIV's would eat in public with his family every night at 10pm with each dinner lasting 45 minutes! The Château de Versailles has a new welcome and information area for the public, where all entrance tickets have been grouped together (the 'billet château', one-day pass, and guided visits are sold here). This area is located in the first building (aile des Ministres sud) located on the ramp on the left after passing the main gate.

Viewpoint

View over the Trianon and the Grand Canal.
View over the Jardin de l'Orangerie from the flowerbeds.
Many views.

Architectural style

  • Baroque
  • Classique
  • Louis XIV
  • Louis XV
  • Louis XVI
  • Neo classique

Collections

  • Architecture
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Boiseries
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Histoire
  • Instruments et objets d'art
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Orgue
  • Peinture
  • Salles de réception
  • Sculpture
  • Tapis
  • Tapisseries

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)

Garden

Gardens designed by Le Nôtre.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • chinois
  • Korean
  • Arabic

Visitor tools

Audioguides available in French (for children 8 years and above), English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese as well as a video guide in French sign language (grand apartments only). Unavailable on the 1st Sunday of each month from 1 November to 31 March.

Educational activities

Passport (unlimited access to all areas of the Château and Marie-Antoinette's estate) : all year: €20 - 'Grandes Eaux Musicales' or 'Jardins Musicaux': €27

Restaurant

Grand Café d'Orléans: Closed on Mondays. Open according to chateau opening hours. Food to eat in or take away. The Angelina restaurant (perfect for groups): Open according to chateau opening hours, accessible at the end of the tour of the Grands Appartements. La Flautille (Grand Canal): Open everyday from 8.30am to 7.30pm. Food to eat in or take away. Late opening possible upon reservation. La Petite Venise: Restaurant with Italian specialities and take-away. Organization of seminars. Open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm. The Brasserie de la Girandole and the Buvette du Dauphin serve light snacks in high season. Angelina tea room in the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette, at the entrance to the Petit Trianon.

Coach park

Place d'Armes, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Château ticket: €15, €13 (concessions) - including all unguided visits including temporary exhibitions, with an audio guide.

The Domaine de Marie-Antoinette and the Châteaux de Trianon: €12, €6 (concessions)

Passport Versailles (unlimited access to all areas of the Château and Marie-Antoinette's estate): €20

Access to garden: Free, except in high season on the days of the 'Grandes Eaux Musicales' (musical fountain shows) or 'Jardins Musicaux' (musical events in the gardens) (every Saturday and Sunday from 2 April to 30 October as well as every Tuesday from 5 April to 25 October and certain other dates: 22 April, 2 June and 14 July.)
Grandes Eaux Musicales: €9.50; Jardins Musicaux: €8.50

Passport 'Musical fountain shows" or 'Musical events in the gardens': €27

Book your tickets on +33 (0) 1 30 83 78 00 or on the website.

Group tour

For booking details, please refer to the 'Professionals' section of our website www.chateauversailles.fr. For information on guided tours and reservations email visites.conferences@chateauversailles.fr.

Free

Free entry on 1st Sunday of every month from 1 November to 31 March.
Free for European Union nationals under 26, primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for disability card holders and accompanying person, job seekers.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times

Monday

Exceptional closure

Mondays, Christmas, January the 1st and May the 1st

Opening times

From tuesday to sunday, 9am to 5.30 pm on low season and 9pm to 6.30pm on high season

Late opening

During the 'Grandes Eaux Nocturnes' (evening fountain shows) in summer.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Château de Versailles

Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles
78000 Versailles
www.chateauversailles.fr

  • RER - Versailles - Rive Gauche
  • SNCF - Versailles - Rive Droite
  • Bus - 171

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Visual disability: presence of a touch-sensitive model of the building, the wings of the Grand Commun and the paths through the General Assembly room.

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