Grands Appartements du Roi Tours

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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.

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Address: Place d'Armes, Versailles 78000, France
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Hours: Tues - Sun opens at 9am, closes either at 5:30pm or 6:30pm depending on season. Closed Mondays
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Admission: € 15 for Palace admission. Includes audio tour
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Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Get access to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles with this independent entrance ticket. Choose from six options to explore different areas of the Versailles estate, and marvel at the lavish palaces and grounds of what was the official residence of France’s kings during the 1700s. Witness the Palace’s Hall of Mirrors, admire the fountain-studded gardens, see the Trianons palaces; and visit Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, with her romanticized village. If you wish, choose a ticket that includes entrance to the Musical Fountains and Musical Gardens shows during summer.
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Viator VIP: Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

Tour the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) in royal style with a small-group tour that includes a private visit to the Royal Quarters. These rooms are typically off-limits to the public, but with this exclusive VIP tour you'll see Louis XVI's private library and enter the palace through a reserved door to bypass the lines. Additionally, explore the famous Hall of Mirrors and two of the State Apartments when Versailles first opens, before it gets too crowded. Group size is limited to 16 and comes with priority entrance.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Palace of Versailles Tour from Central Paris with Optional Fountain Show

Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a 4-hour guided tour of the palace with an optional fountain show. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines at the start of your tour. Gaze in wonder at the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Apartments, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Plus explore the expansive gardens on your own after the palace tour.
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Paris Day Trip from London Including Visit to Versailles

Take a full-day detour from London to see highlights of Paris and Versailles. Ride a high-speed train to the French capital, where you’ll see iconic attractions like the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Trocadero and the Opera Garnier on a guided coach tour. Climb the Eiffel Tower for stunning panoramic views of the City of Lights before continuing on to the famous royal suburb of Versailles. Tour the jaw-dropping Palace of Versailles with an audio guide and wander the sprawling Versailles Gardens.
  • Duration: 16 hours
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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Make the most of your visit to the incomparable Versailles Palace and Gardens with a full-day tour. Stroll through the Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles) with your guide, who helps bring the history of the UNESCO-listed site to life and offers insights into Marie Antoinette's Estate. Tour the opulent Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles). Visitors on Sunday can take advantage of the weekly spectacular fountain show in the gardens.
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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

Spend a half-day exploring the unforgettable attractions of Versailles, the extraordinary gardens and opulent palace that are both on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the historic buildings and monuments of King Louis XIV's 17th-century residence, imagining the ornately-decorated Baroque rooms as a private home for the royal family and the nobility they entertained. Enjoy it all without waiting in the long queues, thanks to this skip-the-line admission ticket.
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Skip the Line: Palace of Versailles Tour with Night Fountain Show

Elevate the magic of a visit to the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) by seeing the illuminated gardens at night during a half-day tour with a musical fountain show. Walk past the queues with skip-the-line access, learn about important moments in French history, and soak in the brilliance of the UNESCO-listed palace and its enormous Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles).
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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