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The Versailles Palace + Audio guide
The Versailles Palace is undoubtedly one of
the most pretentious displays of power and ostentation in all of France. In
fact, the gardens that surround it
are considered an authentic work of art and as a World Heritage Site.
the 17th century, this place has become one of the main signs of identity of
the country. It was initially constructed to serve as a private hunting ground
for Louis XIII.
son and heir to the crown Louis XIV, more commonly known as the Sun King,
decided to transform it into a monumental
castle reflecting the main architectural and artistic French trends of the
time. The extravagance of the palace is particularly apparent in the Gallery of
Mirrors, a hall more than 75 metres long with a collection of unique mirrors
creating a magnificent array of light reflections.
In addition, it was also the place where the
Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the First World War. Both the castle
and the outstanding gardens surrounding it were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO many years ago. In addition, the
French government have recently started a restoration process to be completed
in 2020, valued at 400 million euros. Consequently, it is possible that at the
time of your visit you will see some areas with scaffolding.
help of an audio guide, you will be able to explore the 700 rooms, 67 steps and abundance of artwork that makes up the
Versailles Palace, making sure you don´t miss a single corner of the beautiful
You can find
The Versailles Palace in the popular Plaza de Armas in Paris
are 09:00 to 18:30 from 1st April to 31st October, and from
09:00 to 17:30 between 1st November and 31st March.
To get to The
Versailles Palace, take the Line C on the regional train service RER (Château
Versailles-Rive Gauche). Trains SNCF that leave from the Saint-Lazare station
(Versailles – Rive Droite). Trains SNCF that leave from the Montparnasse
station (Versailles – Chantiers).
ticket for The Versailles Palace + audio guide lets you skip the queue, you
can´t skip the security controls. Because of this, we advise you to avoid peak
periods to prevent delays. Also you´ll be spending a lot of time outside, so
don´t forget an umbrella!
need to present your ticket at entrance “A”. This gives you access to the Grand
Gallery, Hall of Mirrors, The Kings Chamber, The Queens´s Chamber and The
The Versailles Palace + Audio guide cost
£12.70. Don´t miss the chance to get to know this fabulous monument in the heart
of the Parisian capital. Buy your ticket now!
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