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You can save time and money if you know all the options for buying tickets to the Château and gardens of Versailles.

 

 

 

Although you can buy your tickets right at the Château de Versailles, given the large number of visitors you might want to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Le Passeport is an all-inclusive ticket that will admit you to the Château, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette's hameau, or hamlet. It also provides access to the gardens and to the Grandes Eaux Musicales (in season) and exhibitions. In addition, it includes an audio tour of the Château, available in 10 languages.

The Versailles website encourages purchasing Le Passeport on-line; you can either print it at home or pick it up on site at the Internet Client Service office just inside the main gate. Passeports can also be purchased at FNAC stores and some tourist offices.

Here are tips on Getting Around once you are in the vast palace and gardens complex.

If you only want to visit certain parts of Versailles, such as just the Château, or just the Petit Trianon and the Hameau, you can also buy individual tickets for these areas.

Admission to the gardens is free most weekdays unless there is a special event going on.

The Paris Museum Pass includes Versailles in its many offerings. You can buy a pass for two, four, or six days. Since a visit to Versailles will require the better part of a day, you will need to decide if you want to use one day of your Paris Museum Pass for Versailles, or if you'd rather save it for a day in Paris when you can visit several museums.

The Paris Museum Pass will provide you entrance to the Château, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette's hameau, or village, as well as access to the gardens. If you want to attend the Grandes Eaux Musicales, the musical fountain display that occurs on some Sundays, you will need to pay separately for that.

You can buy the Paris Museum Pass at a participating museum, a FNAC store, or a Paris tourist office, as well as on-line. (Don't buy it at Versailles; rather, buy it at a small museum where you won't have to wait in line.)

With an advance ticket, you will go to Entrance A, the main entrance to the Palace. Be warned that even though you will not have to wait in a ticket line, you will have to wait in an entrance/security line. Versailles is incredibly popular, and in particular on nice summer days there will be huge crowds passing through security. Arriving early in the morning or late in the afternoon will minimize your wait.

Paris Museum Pass accepted.

Château de Versailles
Versailles, France
Tel: +33 1 30 83 78 00


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Waiting in line, Versailles

Above: Line waiting to get into
the Château de Versailles, France.
Below: Entrance A, for ticket holders.

 

Versailles entrance A, France