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Palace of Versailles Tours

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Formerly a humble hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) is the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. Embellished to epitomize royal decadence (the inequality of which tindered the French Revolution), Versailles features 700 rooms replete with frescoed ceilings and carvings, plus the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles), which brim with geometrically designed walkways and fountains. No visit to France is complete without experiencing the grandeur.
Address: Place d'Armes, Versailles, Ile-de-France 78000, France
Hours: Tues–Sun 9am – 6:30pm in summer; 9am – 5:30pm in winter. Gardens and park open daily. Closed Jan 1, Apr 5, May 1, May 24, Nov 1, and Dec 25.

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Versailles Palace Optional Gardens Skip The Line Audio Guided Tour from Paris

Versailles Palace Optional Gardens Skip The Line Audio Guided Tour from Paris

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Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.44
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$74.44
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Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Gardens Access from Paris

Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Gardens Access from Paris

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Travel back in time to the site of France’s most extravagant monarch with this 2.5 hours guided audio tour of the Palace of Versailles. Fast-track entry allows you to skip the lines at this UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ll arrive in style in a fully air-conditioned coach. Spend time exploring one of France's most famous and impressive landmarks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.65
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$75.65

Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

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Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a 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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.59
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$108.59
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Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show & Pickup from Paris

Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show & Pickup from Paris

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Surround yourself in the grand spectacle of the Versailles palace and gardens on a small-group tour from Paris. Enjoy pickup from your Paris hotel, then breeze past the queue at Versailles and take a small-group tour through the castle’s ornate interior. Discover the rich tastes of Louis XIV, who built the enormous 700-room complex, adorning the space with extravagance and luxury. Then take a leisurely stroll in the palace gardens before returning to Paris.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.43
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from Paris to Versailles. With your ticket, breeze past the queue and join an expert guide for a fun and informative walk through the castle and gardens. Witness the extravagance of Louis XIV—the Sun King—who built up the massive 700-room complex, adorning the space with luxuries fit for the French monarchy.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.64
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Small Group Versailles Palace, Gardens & Fountains, Hamlet, Day Trip Guided Tour

Small Group Versailles Palace, Gardens & Fountains, Hamlet, Day Trip Guided Tour

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Go back in time to experience the opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles on this small-group tour from Paris. Walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the Royal Apartments, and admire the enormous gardens and beautiful fountain displays. Weekend visitors from April to October can see the famous fountain shows. Choose either a half-day independent tour in either the morning or afternoon, or a full-day guided tour. Pick-up and drop-off at central Paris hotels is included to make everything hassle-free.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$305.05
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$305.05
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Best of Versailles Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

Best of Versailles Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Delve into the Versaille’s visionary architectural array on a comprehensive full-day tour from Paris. Sail past long lines outside of the Palace of Versailles with your priority-access pass. Embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder and see grand chambers like the Hall of Mirrors. Absorb the botanical beauty of the palace gardens, and then head to an esteemed restaurant by for a gourmet 3-course lunch (if option selected). Conclude with a visit to the Queen’s Hamlet and the Grand Trianon.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.19
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$217.19

Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

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Pedal your way around the parks of Versailles and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the magnificent palace on this full-day tour from Paris. Learn the secrets of palace life, the truth about Marie Antoinette and the palace’s role in the French Revolution on a bike tour of Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet and the Petit and Grand Trianons. Next, bypass the queue and head straight inside the Palace of Versailles, where you have time to explore independently and discover the King’s apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.79
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$120.79
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Small-Group Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

Small-Group Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

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Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.07
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$170.07
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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

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The gardens of Versailles span an impressive 1,976 acres. Rather than exploring the sprawling grounds on foot, pedal your way around with an informative guide on this full-day Versailles bike tour from Paris. Discover garden trails and tree-lined paths behind the palace, and reach parts of the grounds that visitors on foot do not frequent, including Marie Antoinette's country-style hamlet, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon. Stop by the Grand Canal before heading inside the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.86
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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.13
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 6 days
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$158.48
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Versailles Palace Skip The Line Access Half Day Private & Tailored Guided Tour

Versailles Palace Skip The Line Access Half Day Private & Tailored Guided Tour

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During this private excursion, beat the crowds at the popular Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission tickets, while learning more from your professional art historian guide than travelers exploring independently. Ideal for first-time visitors or those on a time budget, visit the palace, gardens, the Hall of Mirrors, and more, in only half a day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$396.20
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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Uncover history and art on a small-group, full-day tour from central Paris. Explore Giverny, including its tranquil water lily gardens at Monet’s house. Indulge in lunch at Moulin de Fourges and then discover the splendor of the Palace of Versailles with its decadent Hall of Mirrors and gardens.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$305.04
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Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit

Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit

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This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently and includes round-trip transportation from Paris to help make things easier for you when traveling. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride to Versailles, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax on the way over, with priority access admission to the palace and gardens included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.88
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$87.88
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Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

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There are few palaces as world-famous as Versailles, but with some 10 million annual visitors, you could spend longer queuing outside than exploring inside. This half-day tour from Paris ensures a hassle-free experience with round-trip train transfers from the city, skip-the-line entrance, and a guided tour of the staterooms, palace gardens, and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.53
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$99.53

Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Shuttle Transfer by Luxury Bus

Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Shuttle Transfer by Luxury Bus

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Visit one of the most popular sights outside Paris easily with a shuttle from Paris to Versailles by luxury coach. Book your round-trip transfer and take the stress of transportation out of the day trip. Relax on the 45-minute drive from the city south to Versailles, and enjoy either a day or a full day to explore the site at your leisure before the return trip to Paris.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.83
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$37.83

Versailles and Trianon Fully Guided Day Trip from Paris

Versailles and Trianon Fully Guided Day Trip from Paris

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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles to avoid the often-long queues. Explore the opulent palace and expansive gardens, and — in the summer — take in the optional Versailles Fountain Show. This is a great way to see this must-see attraction outside Paris.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.89
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$187.89
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Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet

Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet

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Discover the golden age of French royalty on a full-day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, with skip-the-line access and a self-guided audio tour. Explore the stunning chateau at your own pace, and enjoy time to visit the remarkable grounds and gardens, including access to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s ‘hamlet,’ the queen's make-believe rural village and mill pond.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.59
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Versailles - Skip-the-line Private tour from Paris (HALF DAY)

Versailles - Skip-the-line Private tour from Paris (HALF DAY)

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Considered among France’s must-see attractions, the UNESCO–listed Palace of Versailles makes an ideal day trip from Paris—but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, reach the palace in comfort with round-trip transport from your central Paris hotel included, and beat the queues with skip-the-line admission. Learn the secrets of beautiful features like the Hall of Mirrors on a guided tour, and visit the elegant palace gardens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$365.43
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$365.43
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Full Day Tour with Versailles Palace, Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

Full Day Tour with Versailles Palace, Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

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When you don’t have oodles of time in the French capital, make the most of it with a trip to Versailles and a tour of the best of Paris in one day. Spend the morning at the extravagant Palace of Versailles with a guide, then head back to Paris for lunch, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River, and a coach tour of the "City of Light."
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  • 10 hours
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$224.50
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$224.50

Intimate Half-Day Morning Tour at Versailles from Paris

Intimate Half-Day Morning Tour at Versailles from Paris

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Swap Paris for Versailles on this intimate half-day tour. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free experience with hotel pickup, drop-off and transfers included. By having a private guide, you’ll be able to ask questions along the way and personalize your experience. You’ll save time waiting in line by having a skip the line entrance ticket when visiting the Palace and Gardens of Versailles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$856.42
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Day Trip to Versailles Palace with Audio Guided Visit

Day Trip to Versailles Palace with Audio Guided Visit

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Visit Château de Versailles with convenient round-trip transportation from Paris on this 9-hour tour. You'll explore the palace independently with a provided audio guide to see its lavish interior, state apartments, and famous features such as the Hall of Mirrors. Outside, stroll through the expansive gardens, and check out the village of Versailles.
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.40
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Versailles Palace and Monet's Giverny House Full Day Tour from Paris

Versailles Palace and Monet's Giverny House Full Day Tour from Paris

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Experience the quiet beauty of French Impressionism and the excesses of Marie Antoinette all in one day with this combo day trip from Paris to Giverny and Versailles. Visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet in a quaint country village, where you can admire the water lilies that inspired some of the painter's most celebrated work. Then, travel back to the eve of the French Revolution on a tour of the great halls, private chambers, and intricate gardens of the opulent Palace of Versailles, considered one of Europe’s greatest royal estates.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.88
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What are Palace of Versailles hours of operation?
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Palace of Versailles hours of operation: Tues–Sun 9am – 6:30pm in summer; 9am – 5:30pm in winter. Gardens and park open daily. Closed Jan 1, Apr 5, May 1, May 24, Nov 1, and Dec 25.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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