Versailles Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Versailles Chateau Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9783 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles takes the award for the most visited château in France, and the magnificent Versailles Château Gardens are world renowned. A series of beautifully ...  Read more

Grand Trianon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2313 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The pink-colonnaded Grand Trianon was built in 1687 by the famous architect Mansart, as a tranquil getaway from court life for Louis XIV. Setting the benchmark for Italianate garden conservatory ...  Read more

Grands Appartements du Roi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2241 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 - ...  Read more

Bassin de Neptune

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1794 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Versailles’ chateau gardens are vast, laid out in formal French style and famed for their geometrically aligned terraces, tree-lined paths and, notably, their ponds. Of all the lovely fountain ...  Read more

Versailles Fountains

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Louis XIV, the Sun King, was not satisfied with ruling over the French people, or building the most magnificent palace in the world; at Versailles he was also determined to have mastery over water.  ...  Read more

Marie-Antoinette Estate

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Marie-Antoinette left a mark on Versailles larger than any other left by the queens of the French monarchy, and the physical embodiment of her maverick ways can be found at her estate on the grounds ...  Read more

Hall of Mirrors

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Built during the reign of Louis XIV in the mid-17th century, the Palace of Versailles nearly emptied the kingdom's coffers as 30,000 workers and soldiers toiled to flatten hills, move forests, and ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The lovely Orangerie building was designed by Mansart in the 1680s, surrounded by ordered walkways and patterned parterre gardens. Citrus trees were stored here over winter, and today some of ...  Read more

Grand Canal

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

As you exit onto the back terrace of the Palace of Versailles, the breathtaking view of the royal gardens is dominated by the Grand Canal, which leads your eye to the farthest perimeter of the ...  Read more

Royal Chapel

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

There have been five chapels throughout the history of the Palace of Versailles, but today only the last of them remains – the Royal Chapel, the exterior of which can be seen from the entrance ...  Read more

Court of Scents (Cour des Senteurs)

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Locals and foreign visitors alike are thrilled by Versailles' newest attraction, the Court of Scents (Cour des Senteurs). Located just steps away from the main gates of the city's world-famous ...  Read more

Royal Opera

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Recently renovated to its original splendor, the Royal Opera at Versailles is fit for a king, and one can imagine the spectacles performed here over the centuries. But its history is a bit rockier ...  Read more

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