Chateau de Versailles

Type: Architecture, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Gardens, Historic Sites, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here



Map / Directions 10Best Says

This wonderfully extravagant palace, where royals frittered away much of the treasury, is a necessary stop for visitors. Top designers of the day created an ornate complex of gardens, lakes, stables...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Château: Tue-Sun 9am-6:30pm
  • Trianons: Tue-Sun Noon-6:30pm
  • Formal Gardens: Daily 8am-8:30pm
  • Park: Daily 7am-8:30pm
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Passport Adult () €16 - €25; Child (0-17) Free
    Palace Adult €10 - €15; Child (18-25) Free - €15; Child (0-17) Free
    Formal Gardens Free - €5
    Park Free
    Trianons Adult €6 - €10; Child (18-25) Free - €10; Child (0-17) Free

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  • Sightseeing, Museums: "Make a day of it. Versailles, especially if you take in its gardens, too, which you simply must, is worthy of an entire day's excursion at least."
  • Historic Sites: "Be sure to include Queen Marie-Antoinette's estate, the Petit Trianon, and its gardens in your visit. Gifted to his queen by King Louis XVI in 1774, the estate was only opened in 2006 and offers a glimpse into Marie-Antoinette's private life."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: A beautifully preserved and meticulously restored remnant of the heyday of the opulent lifestyles of France's Kings and Queens.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: This was the residence of French royalty and seat of French government from 1682 until the French Revolution. It's on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Best for Museums Because: Adults and children alike find this most extraordinary of palaces a wonder and a delight to visually feast upon.

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