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Chateau de Versailles

RP 834, 78008 Versailles, France
+33 (0)130837800
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Versailles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Versailles is one of the most popular visitor attractions in and around Paris, so here are some tips that may be useful for your visit. The Chateau... more »
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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Building and Grounds are under construction. They do not limit the number of visitors and it is too crowded, and too worn to really appreciate the splendor that Louis XIV had created.

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Riga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Buy tickets in advance over the internet and reduce entry time - 18EUR palace + everything in the gardens. Its a pity that they let you see may be 10% of Versailles the rest is closed to the public. Gardens are quite run down. Trianon palace (big and small) is a little gem - a must see. Versailles has been... More

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We toured Versailles with a group, all tickets purchased, a guide running interference and yet from our Paris hotel, 8:30 a.m. it took an hour and a half to get there, 12 miles by bus. LA, you ain’t looking bad. The lines were massive although our guide called them not bad. The palace and gardens are spectacular with real gold... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Took an hour long train from paris. Stood in line for chateau tickets for 45 minutes. Got through security and had to check our food/wine that we brought for a picnic. Toured the overcrowded chateau and saw a woman flip out after being pick pocketed in the mercury room. Not a very good experience inside so we went to get... More

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited here in September and have to say that although it lived up to all our expectations we have to say that too many people are being allowed through at one time - It is very dangerous with crowds pushing through and only a matter of time before there is a disaster. People we saw looked... More

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I'd visited the Chateau before, but was still absolutely overwhelmed by the opulence and grandeur of the palace, and especially of the gardens and grounds. I'd definitely recommend attending on a day when the fountains are running... it makes a huge difference (for the better) in the experience. Bring your walking shoes and carry a map through the gardens so... More

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

this by far was the most impressive castle i have ever been too ... the castle itself is most impressive ....but then the grounds are over whelming ... you need a whole day to explore it all ... make sure to wear comfy shoes ... your going to be walking a lot ... but it is worth every moment ...... More

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Ladue, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went there in December last year, it was cold and wet but the chateau was magnificent. Just the entrance itself is so majestic, the whole place is breathtaking, the grandeur of the palace and the expanse of the gardens and everything done with care and extravagance. You can completely understand the excess of money and power in the palace. Every... More

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Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had looked forward to this visit a long time, reading and watching videos in preparation. But upon arriving we spent two hours in line before getting in (even though we had bought tickets from home) which did not help the mood of the children. Once inside we had to part with our food and drink, as you have to... More

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The line going to the entrance was so long and it was raining really hard when we visited so we it was a bit frustrating. But once we were inside, I was really overwhelmed by the beauty of this place. The only thing that turned me off is the crowd inside that was so chaotic. I hope the management can... More

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