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  • Address: Place d'Armes
  • Hours: Tues - Sun opens at 9am, closes either at 5:30pm or 6:30pm depending on season. Closed Mondays
  • Admission: € 15 for Palace admission. Includes audio tour

Versailles ATTRACTIONS See all

Grands Appartements du Roi

The highlight of a visit to Versailles is entering the Grand Apartments of the king and queen, built for Louis XIV by Le Vau in the 1670s. The King’s Apartments - or Grands Appartements du Roi - are a succession of salons dedicated to the gods and planets, used for court functions.

The opulent Queen’s Apartments include the private rooms and the golden queen’s bedchamber, whose hidden door was used by Marie-Antoinette to escape the Paris mob during the early days of the Revolution.

The most spectacular room in the entire palace is the glittering Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors). The baroque mirror-lined hall was designed by Mansart in 1678, and features mirror-lined arched windows and gilt sculptures holding aloft crystal chandeliers.

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the end of World War I.

Practical Info

The Grands Appartements du Roi and La Reine take up the principal floor of the wing known as the Chateau Neuf.

Tours & Tickets

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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 203 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $100.11

Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 274 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $34.13
From USD $278.72

Skip the Line: Palace of Versailles Tour with Night Fountain Show

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

From USD $68.26

Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

3 star rating: Worth doing 35 Reviews

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.38

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

4 star rating: Recommended 809 Reviews

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $80.77

Paris Day Trip from London Including Visit to Versailles

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 hours

From USD $412.67

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