|Timing||09:00 – 18:30(closes on Mondays)|
|Metro||RER C – Versailles Château Rive Gauche (If you took Paris Pass, check if it’s valid for Versailles)|
How to get to Versailles?
Take the RER C train early (8:00) to arrive early at Versailles before the crowd start. The palace opens its door at 9:00. You need about 30 min to arrive to Versailles from the Center of Paris.
The RER C should be in the direction of Versailles Rive gauche passing by Musée d’Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l’Alma, Champs de Mars, Javel,… You’ll know that it is the last stop because everyone will be getting off.
You can buy your tickets at the office du tourisme (Tourism office) not so far from the entrance of Versailles. The price of the ticket is 3 euros more (originally 18 Euros) but you can avoid the crowd of people coming to Versailles too.
The ticket should be valid for the Palace, gardens and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate.
The palace and gardens
The Palace of Versailles is the Royal palace of Louis XIV with many buildings and gardens.
The Palace Chapel was used for meetings, wedding ceremonies and baptisms until 1789.
The Galerie des Batailles (Gallery of Battles) was intended to glorify the French military History from the 5th century until the 19th century. It is 120m long and 13m wide.
The Hall of Mirrors (Grande Galerie or Galerie des Glaces) is the central gallery of the Palace. It was a room for celebrations. It is 70 meters long and has 17 arcaded mirrors. It took 11 years for the contruction of this hall.
A restaurant offers delicious meals!
Don’t miss the chance of having THE fast entry card that allows you to visit museums and attraction for free: the Paris Pass here. You can read about it in another post on Saving on sightseeing in Paris.
Read other posts on Paris:
- Guide for spending one week in Paris: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7
- Before going to Paris
- How to get around in Paris
- Saving on sightseeing in Paris