The Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors, Versailles: Hours, Address, The Hall of Mirrors Reviews: 4.5/5

The Hall of Mirrors
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Versailles-Château • 10 min walk
  • Versailles-Château • 10 min walk
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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ690 contributions
Dec 2019
This trip to Versailles was booked through a tour bus called Paris City Vision. They offer daily half-day trips for about 54 USD per person which includes your transportation and entrance ticket. Initially we did not think a half day would be sufficient but due to most of the gardens being closed for winter we found it was a reasonable amount of time. Versailles is very large with several corridors that focus on different areas of the history of the property. Upon entering and going through security you can receive an automated tour device that can tell you more about the exhibits you’re looking at by entering in the number displayed and listening on it like a cell phone. You can also bring headphones to attach to this, which we weren’t aware of, that would have made things easier to listen hands-free. Much like our experience at the Louvre we noticed that many people just wanted to go in and see the main areas to photograph so it seemed much less crowded and often times we found ourselves to be the only ones in a hallway or room. Obviously the most popular place here inside is the hall of mirrors so we suggest going there and waiting for it to clear out a bit if you want a good picture. Since many tour groups go through here you’ll find there are waves of people going through so if you’re patient you can get a shot with not as many people in it. Overall, we found this to be enjoyable given the circumstances but definitely want to come back in the summer to take full advantage of the gardens!
- @wanderingwithustwo
Written May 14, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
Jan 2022
Hall of Mirrors is the most famous and beautiful room of Versailles palace.
It runs along the palace main wing on the first floor overlooking the gardens.
It is lavishly decorated in mirrors (as the name says), gilded statues and marvelous chandeliers. Beside its beauty the room is known as the place where the peace treaty was signed ending the WWI.
We've been lucky being there on a cloudy Jan day just before the closing time with very few people, having it almost to ourselves (see the pics)
Written February 16, 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,250 contributions
Sep 2019
The Hall of Mirrors is a grand Baroque style gallery and one of the most emblematic rooms in the royal Palace of Versailles. The salons in the castle were intended to illustrate the power of the absolutist monarch Louis XIV. It worked! You can only imaged how powerful he must be on his time.
Written August 31, 2020
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Mazinger Z1
Melbourne, Australia68 contributions
Oct 2019
This place has history oozing out of every square inch of real estate. This is where peace agreement was signed off, ending WWII hostilities, this is where you will find Marie Antoinette's bed as you leave the Hall of Mirrors and Napoleon's bed as you go into it. Hover,I have to be honest, this is where everyone gathers when they go to Versailles, it is simply so permanently overcrowded that you are able to feel the body heat from other sweaty and well walked people around you, you are hardly able to move an inch every 3 seconds... you would be lucky if you ere able to see your reflection on one of the historic mirrored walls... Expect impatient people all around you. Is it worth it? Yes, absolutely, is it ideal, certainly not, too many people at once.
Written March 23, 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,310 contributions
May 2019
it is almost impossible to descibe what is the most impressive part of one of the most impressive palaces in the world. However, the size, the elegance, the crystal chandeliers, the magnificent flooring, ceiling!, the gold, and the light make this the place that stands out even in a palace such as Versailles. It is worth getting there early and spending time before the huge crowds arrive.
Written April 27, 2020
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Janesse M
Denver, CO8 contributions
Mar 2019
I went there in March of 2017 and this would not let me choose an earlier date. It was one of the most unforgettable experiences. There is nothing comparable to walking the infamous Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. My tour guide was amazing and was able to give such great information regarding the history of Versailles and getting to explore on my own was just as eye-opening. I can't wait to go back.
Written January 7, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia38,887 contributions
Nov 2019
The Hall of Mirrors is the jewel in the crown of the Palace of Versailles. It was meant to make a strong statement about the god-given power of the King, Louis XIV, who was responsible for the building of the Palace. The Hall of Mirrors is also famous for being the site where several important historical events have taken place, one of them being the Proclamation of the German Empire in 1871, after the German states had defeated France in the Franco-Prussian War, and another the signing of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I, in 1919.
Written October 15, 2020
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nicholas m
Germantown, MD63 contributions
Dec 2019
This entire experience was Devine. Only problem was we we're there in 'dec and so was every other vacationer. The Ines moved along and we had plenty of time to take it all in, however, just to have been in that endless line took away from a real personal experience. The various floors were simply exquisite and almost desirous to have in my own home.. ha. Another highlight of our trip to Paris...
Written January 28, 2020
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Rebecca S
Buffalo, United States5 contributions
Feb 2020
We had such a great time on this tour and this was one of our favorite rooms. The fact that it tools amazing after all these years is just breathtaking. I would go back again. Def at sunset as well. The history behind the room and each and every room is just so interesting.
Written March 3, 2020
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,401 contributions
Sep 2019
Fabulous, but the crowds really did spoil it. Versailles is the most crowded attraction I have visited in my life. Takes the gloss off. Need to buy postcards, because the photos turn out to be photos of other tourists!
Written February 27, 2020
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