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Tickets to Versailles/Guided Tours

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Tickets to Versailles/Guided Tours


I'm a bit confused on how to book tickets on Chateau Versailles website. I'm trying to get a guided tour of the King's Apts and the palace.

The Passport gave me a time of 0900 (9:00am) and the guided tour is at 1300 (1:00 pm). Is the passport ticket time the palace opens, or do we have to be there to get in at that time (like an appointment time)?

Any help is appreciated.


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1. Re: Tickets to Versailles/Guided Tours

The palace opens at 9am. You can visit any time on that particular day with your passport. For the King's Apartment Tour, you need to get to the meeting point (waiting room) a few minutes before your designated time. The meeting point of guided tours at to the right of the normal security line to enter the chateau.

Part of the benefit of the King's Apartment Tour is you can avoid the long security line. If you just plan to visit the chateau and walk the gardens, plan for an afternoon visit. If you want to see Trianon as well, it could seem a bit tight but do achievable provided you exercise good time management.

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2. Re: Tickets to Versailles/Guided Tours

We'll be visiting this Sunday, 28 May. The last time I was there (2008) I bought the entrance ticket combined with the train ticket. We walked straight into entrance A. I suppose new security measures are being taken so lines are slower. Are you saying with the additional King's Apartment Tour security checks are bypassed? Also, I'm curious why you suggest afternoon for "normal" chateau and garden visit? Would it matter on a Sunday, when the crowds will be at their worst?

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