Chateau de Versailles

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

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Romantic Things to Do: A trip to Versailles can be more than simply visiting the famous chateau. The town offers many distractions, too, from fresh markets, to discovering the art of perfume making. Plan on a weekend, and...  Read More
Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums: 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

  • Romantic Things to Do: "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. To make it really romantic, however, book an overnight stay at one of the lovely hotels surrounding the Chateau."
  • 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 Romantic Things to Do Because: Throughout the year, be it summer or winter, Versailles has activities and festivities planned to enjoy the little town as well as the resplendent chateau.
  • 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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