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International Travel — Europe
Paris, France
Paris Attractions
Versailles Palace
(Chateau de Versailles)

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 & Fountains
of Versailles

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.

Hours
The Chateau is open
Tues-Sun 9am-6:30pm.
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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Fun Events
Chateau de Versailles is a magnificent setting for a Corporate Event — Host a VIP Reception in the beautiful Hall of Mirrors.

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Chateau de Versailles

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 right).

Shuttle buses are also available.

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Versailles' Fountains and Gardens

Inside the beautiful Hall of Mirrors

Alana and Barry at Versailles

Versailles at a distance


Versailles Day Trips

Fun Versailles Day Trips and "Combo" Tours from Paris

  • Versailles and Giverny
    Day Trip
  • Versailles Half-Day Trip
    by Minivan
  • Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

The Louvre
Musée d'Orsay
Rodin Museum
Versailles

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