Considered the most illustrious and opulent castle in all of France, Palace of Versailles exemplifies the most beautiful achievements of French art in the 18th century. This former seat of royal power now chronicles the country's past as a museum of the history of France. On your exploration of the numerous buildings, be sure to see the the lavish Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s bedchamber, the ecclesiastical chapels, and the King's Grand Apartments. If you love books, don’t miss the library, with its delicately carved wooden and stone panels. In the Clock Room, admire the famous astronomical clock encased in bronze. Arrive as early as possible to avoid long entrance lines. Even with advanced tickets, you'll have to wait your turn at the security checkpoint. Alternatively, book a local guide service to bring you to the château and skip the long lines altogether. Make Palace of Versailles a part of your Versailles vacation plans using our Versailles trip builder site .
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Palace of Versailles Reviews
We visit the chateaux for the first time with 3 kids of 2, 3 and 8 years. The impossibility of using a baby stroller limited the visit of the interior of the castle because kids could not walk freely.... more »
With baguettes & cheese in our backpack, our Paris Museum Pass in our pockets, and our Navigo Decouverte metro pass in our hands, we boarded the RER for Versailles. Only a short walk from the... more »
I really loved this place. Must must must visit place if go to Paris!!! Very serene and huge place. You need a complete day for this place. You can spend the whole day in the gardens itself 👌🏻 You can rent small cars since it's extremely large to walk. Or take train kind of a bus to reach the other end of the garden where queen's palace is there. You can row boat ⛵ on your own. It was really refreshing experience for me. Gardens are extremely huge. So it can accommodate tremendous amount of people. Best place to take kids and hangout. It's kind of a picnic spot. Pick a day with a pleasant weather and your visit seems even more great!
What a beautiful palace. We’ve seen a few on our journey & this is a very beautiful place to visit. Very clean and well looked after. Stunning! Go after 1pm to avoid the huge line :-) The lines do however move quite quickly through security.
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