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Chateau de Versailles

RP 834, 78008 Versailles, France
+33 (0)130837800
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Versailles
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A few survival tips: get there as early as you can with ticket in hand. The Chateau opens at 0900 so an 0830 arrival is not out of the question. Tickets can be pre-bought online or via fnac stores in Paris. This attraction is not well organised and you can expect limit information from officials. The cafe in the Chateau... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you love this sort of thing and have an appreciation for it, then i would highly recommend it. It's a fabulous/huge palace of royalty with miles of gardens. After awhile all the rooms look the same to me a lot of gaudy decor/furniture/fabrics. If you go, get the museum pass so you can bypass the LONG lines and wait... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

When you approach the chateau you cannot but be completely overwhelmed by the sheer size and splendour of the building. Had visited some 18 yrs previously but significantly more areas have now been restored and open to the public. The opulence of both the interior and exterior really brings it to the fore the extreme wealth and extravagance of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We were warned by the lady who owns our Gite that on Easter Sunday everyone would be at Versailles so we were prepared for the queues, however we were staggered by the sheer volume of people waiting to get into the Chateau. Parking was an issue as the signposting around Versailles wasn't brilliant. In the end we did what the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful sight outside of the city. I saw this as a half-day trip from Paris. That was a bit ambitious but doable. The ground are massive and if you want to walk around expect to take some time. If you are in a hurry I would suggest renting a golf cart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

From Invalides we got RER tickets for Versailles and on the train we were entertained by the Accordion players. Upon reaching Versailles we saw long lines snaking around the Palace gates but they moved fast, after 40 mins we were inside the palace. We got our audio guides and were soon brought through the magical palace of Versailles; the room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The palace inside and out is beautiful! We went on a Thursday, as suggested by others on this site. The line to get into the Palace was long and we waited an hour to get in. It wasn't too bad but I wouldn't go on a weekend, especially a long weekend. It was really the tour groups that affected how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

So easy to reach the Chateau from Paris, I took RER C -yellow line- and cost me around Euro 7 return (including the combined metro ticket to reach the RER). RER C last stop is at Versailles, easy. From train station, go right and turn left, can't miss it! If you are a palace "interior" lover, don't visit Versailles on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Of course the Chateau is amazing. It's grand and beautiful and wonderful to see. However it is poorly managed. You have security guys near jumping on you if you try and walk the wrong way but there's no clear way to determine the right way. It's also dreadfully busy so a lot of the rooms you can barely see due... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Every TA review should be taken with a huge grain of salt because everyone's preference/experience is different. And I've relied on TA for quite some time in my travels but this is my first review, due to being so moved by this place. Plan at least half a day. Rent a bike. Pack a lunch. Go off-trail. We witnessed Versaille... More

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