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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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Timisoara, Romania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you decide to go to Versailles be prepared for lots of crowds.I arrived around 10 in the morning and there was already more then 200 persons in line.If you don't have tickets get them for the automatic machines(you pay by credit card) because it will save you a lot of time.The pallace is very oppulent and luxurious.The gardens are... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

As a wheelchair user we were directed to park in the courtyard within a short distance of the separate entrance. So no long queue and no difficult push across cobbles. Once inside it was crowded but people were generous in making space and we had access to all levels via a special lift reserved only for the disabled.

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took a tour bus from Paris to Versailles. We got stuck in traffic which shortened our tour time. There were so many people at the Chateau that it was hard to walk. The mansions in Newport Rhode Island are so much better!

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Ocala, FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We chose to travel off season to avoid crowds, but apparently this does not apply to Versailles ! Even though our tour operator had a specific time lined up it was mobbed! They need a better timed ticket system . The second wow is the Palace itself. Gilded fencing chandeliers and mirrors are everywhere. We would not have missed it.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I booked tickets on line and having stayed the night out at Versailles we were able to make an early start - though not quite as early as hoped when we saw the tourist buses already drawing up to unload everyone! However, the entrance and security scan is relatively quick and we had our audio guides in hand within minutes.... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Uncomfortable crowds to the point of fear. No supervision no concern for the visitor. Very hot day no windows open no one helping with crowd control. Only saving grace was gardens and fountains. They were unbelievable. Only go on a day they are working. Not worth it otherwise. Would not go back.

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Minato, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Since we couldn't go the last time we were in Paris, this time was meant for sure and we are glad we got to go. It was beautiful and worth going. I would recommend this as a must go place in Paris.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had the experience to go to the palace and also the gardens. It is the most impressive palace I had seen, with many big rooms and so much luxury. As soon as I entered, time reversed to the beautiful and stormy times in Versailles. I spend a lot of time in each room filled with history! I recommend to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to visit Versailles as the history and the opulence of the place are amazing. My wife and I loved the grounds and gardens and could spend days enjoying all the nooks and corners. However, visiting the Chateau is miserable with endless hoards of tourists eagerly trying to take pictures of every little thing in the place.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Clearly Versailles is of a different time and you feel like you may have travelled back when you visit the amazing palace and the grounds. From the moment you begin the approach in front, you can feel the royal presence. You can also see pretty clearly why the French lower classes may have decided enough is enough. Don't miss this... More

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