International Travel — Europe
(Chateau de Versailles)
Plan on spending at least half a day at Versailles — there's a lot to see, including:
- Grand Apartments & Royal Chapel
- Hall of Mirrors
- Versailles Gardens
- Musical Gardens & Fountain Shows
- Top Versailles Tours & Day Trips
Versailles makes a FUN day trip from Paris.
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Treaty of Versailles
See where the famous Treaty of Versailles was signed (peace settlement signifying the official end of World War 1) on June 28, 1919.
Grand Apartments of the King and Queen,
The Royal Chapel & Hall of Mirrors
Take a Self-Walking Tour of the Grand Apartments (Louis XIV's and Marie Antoinette's Royal Apartments), The Royal Chapel and the beautiful Hall of Mirrors. Other sections of the Chateau
offer Guided Tours at specific times. Group Tours are available for
30 or more people.
Glorious Gardens &
Wait until you see Versailles' stunning Gardens, Statues, Fountains and Pools. It's the most beautiful landscaping
we've ever seen. Leave plenty of time to walk around and admire
the gardens. This is one photo opportunity you won't want to miss.
Horse-Drawn Carriages and Tram Rides are also available.
The Chateau is open
Gardens open daily until Sunset.
Fountain Show Displays
Visit Versailles on a Saturday or Sunday during April thru' October and see the famous Fountain Show in the gardens — the display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.
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Chateau de Versailles is a magnificent setting for a Corporate Event
Host a VIP Reception in the beautiful Hall of Mirrors.
Note: If you don't like crowds, we recommend avoiding the Chateau on its most
crowded days Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Train from Paris
Versailles is only a 30-minute, inexpensive train ride away from
Pairs. We took the RER (train) from Invalides station directly to
Versailles-Rive-Gauche station. Check with your concierge or Frommer's
guide for other station listings.
Directions from the station
to the Chateau
Exit station and turn right, and walk about 100 yards. Turn left
at the light and walk to the Chateau. You can't miss it (photo on
Shuttle buses are also available.