Paris Travel Planner   How to Buy Versailles Entry Tickets
You can save time and money if you know all the options for buying tickets to the Château and gardens of Versailles.


 Paris Girls Secret Society, the new novel by Tom Brosnahan


Ticket Strategies

The good news: admission to the gardens of the château is free most weekdays unless there is a special event.

The bad news: ticket lines and security lines can be long at Versailles.

The solution: buy your ticket(s) online in advance and skip the ticket line. There are a variety of types of tickets, ranging from the Passeport, which gets you into everything, to a ticket just to the palace, or even one just to the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon. All are timed entrance, and you must enter within 30 minutes of your time.

The simplest, cheapest ticket gets you admission to the château, plus an audio guide in any of ten languages.

For slightly more you get a tour of the Equestrian Academy as well.

For train tickets from Paris to Versailles, click here.

Le Passeport

The most comprehensive ticket, Le Passeport, is an all-inclusive admission ticket that will admit you to the Château, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette's hameau, or hamlet. It also provides access to the gardens and to the Grandes Eaux Musicales fountain program (in season), as well as to special exhibitions.

Other Passes

Paris Museum Pass

The Paris Museum Pass includes Versailles in its many offerings. You can buy a pass for two, four, or six days. Since a visit to Versailles will require the better part of a day, you will need to decide if you want to use one day of your Paris Museum Pass for Versailles, or if you'd rather save it for a day in Paris when you can visit several museums.

The Paris Museum Pass will provide you entrance to the Château, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette's hameau, or village, as well as access to the gardens. If you want to attend the Grandes Eaux Musicales, the musical fountain display that occurs on some Sundays, you will need to pay separately for that. More...

Paris Pass

The Paris Pass, which incudes the Paris Museum Pass, also allows you admission to the château. More...

Paris City Pass

The Paris City Pass does not incude admission to the château, but it does get you a 20% discount on admission to the château, and the same discount on Versailles by Bus and Versailles by Train programs.

Entering the Château

Here are tips on Getting Around once you are in the vast palace and gardens complex.

With a ticket purchased in advance, you can skip the ticket line and go directly to Entrance A, the main entrance to the Palace. However, you will still have to pass through the security check.

Versailles is very popular with visitors, particularly on nice summer days, when you may encounter large crowds passing through security. Arriving early in the morning or late in the afternoon will minimize your wait.

You might even consider staying the night in Versailles—it's a wonderful town with an excellent market. More...

Château de Versailles
Versailles, France
Tel: +33 1 30 83 78 00

Château de Versailles

Versailles Gardens

Grandes Eaux Musicales

Hotels & Apartments

Versailles Transportation

About Versailles

Town of Versailles

Excursions from Paris

About Paris


Paris Girls Secret Society, the new novel by Tom Brosnahan


Waiting in line, Versailles

Above: Line waiting to get into
the Château de Versailles, France.

Versailles entrance A, France
With your ticket bought in advance, skip the ticket line and go directly to Entrance A, for ticket holders.

FTP on Facebook    
Pinterest    Twitter