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  • Address: Place d'Armes, Versailles 78000, France
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 8:30pm Apr - Oct. Open 8am - 6pm and closed Mondays Nov - Mar
  • Admission: € 15 (includes palace tour)

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Versailles Chateau Gardens

The most acclaimed example of formal French garden design, Versailles’ vast chateau gardens are famed for their geometrically aligned terraces, tree-lined paths, ponds and canals. Spreading west of the palace, the Versailles Chateau Gardens cover 800 hectares (1,976 acres) in the style of garden landscape artist, Andre Le Notre.

One of the most special aspects of the gardens is the 50 fountains which act as focal points, enhancing the geometrical design. From late spring to early autumn, the fountains come to life as part of the annual Grandes Eaux water spectacles. Garden highlights include the horses and chariot of the Apollo Fountain, the Grand Canal stretching off to the horizon, and the detailed parterres of the Orangerie.

Wherever you stroll, you’re bound to come across a grove, colonnade, fountain or sculpture that will surprise, delight and take your breath away.

Practical Info

The Versailles Chateau Gardens are bordered by woodland and the town of Versailles, 21 kilometers (13 miles) southwest of Paris.

If your feet are getting tired, hire a golf cart to get around.

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Versailles Independent Tour

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The tour is perfect for those who prefer to explore independently. Discover the dazzling royal residence of Versailles, the largest and most sumptuous ever ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $60.58
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Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

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Enjoy priority entrance to the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles with an independent priority access tour. Choose from four ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.43
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Versailles Small-Group Tour from Paris with Audio Guide

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Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small group tour from Paris. With a maximum of only eight per group, this small group trip to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4-8 hrs

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Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

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Step back in time to Queen Marie Antoinette’s reign and marvel at the opulent luxury of the Royal Courts on this 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided tour with ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.31
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Private Tour: Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris Including Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour and Grand Canal Lunch

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Experience the best of Versailles on this full-day private tour from Paris. After traveling to the must-visit town by luxury minivan, head straight past the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.63
Palace of Versailles with Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour and Access to the Queen's Hamlet, Paris, ... 
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Palace of Versailles with Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour and Access to the Queen's Hamlet

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You will be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a Day Trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site and emblem of French royalty ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.30
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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

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See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $211.48
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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Your day begins with a visit to Monet's House in Giverny and its famous water lily gardens followed by a discovery of the Musée des ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $273.20
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train, Paris, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

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Book your skip-the-line Palace of Versailles day trip from Paris and leave the long queues behind! Meet your guide in the 15th arrondissement in Paris to board ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $85.73
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

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Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles (the choice is yours)! Enjoy skip-the-line ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (Including Transfer from Paris)

From USD $70.99

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