This page provides tips to get out how many days at Palace of Versailles you need to cover all you want and hints to help you to plan your holidays.
Is a half day enough or 2 days are necessary?
To answer this question, you must ask yourself:
1. When do I go there?
- Do I want to visit Palace of Versailles at the lowest months and days?
If yes, I come from November to February and I prefer Wednesday or Thursday.
- Do I want to visit free Palace of Versailles?
I come the first Sunday of the month, from November to March, because it’s free. I don’t forget that I will queue for more than one hour!
- Do I want to see Musical Gardens or Fountains Night Show?
- For Musical Gardens, I come Tuesday from April to October.
- For Musical Fountains Show, I come Saturday or Sunday from April to October.
- For Fountains Night Show and Serenade, I come Saturday evening from mid-June to mid-September.
For these special events, don’t forget to book before!
- Do I want to walk free in the Gardens?
I come November to March.
I come Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 1st April to 31th October. Be careful you will have to pay every Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays on these months.
2. What do I want to see ?
- For Palace of Versailles or gardens : an half day is enough
- For Palace of Versailles + gardens: 1 day is necessary
- For Palace of Versailles + gardens + Trianon palaces + Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet: in 1 day it’s possible, but 2 days is better.
3. How to organize my day?
- If I want to see Palace of Versailles or the Gardens?
I visit the Palace in the morning (at 9:00 a.m.) or at 4:30 p.m. to avoid the crowd.
I walk in the Gardens and the Park when I want.
- If I want to see both Palace of Versailles and the Gardens in 1 day?
I visit the Palace in the morning (at 9:00 a.m.) and after I walk in the park, so that kids can run after being so kind and quiet in the palace.
If I do the opposite, I see the Palace from 4:30 p.m. to avoid the crowd.
- If I want to see both Palace of Versailles, the Gardens and Trianon Palace and Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet in 1 day?
In that case, I organize my day this way:
First choice: I see the interior of the Palace at 9:00 a.m., than Gardens and Park, and after Trianon Palace and Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet (open until 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. in high season).
It’s my preferred choice, because kids can romp in the park before moving on with a new tour.
Second choice : I begin by gardens and park until 12:00, than Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet and I finish by the interior of the Palace after 4:30 p.m.
I well know my kids and I imagine if they will want to visit all or only the palace. I have to decide before buying tickets, because the price won’t be the same and I don’t want to queue!
Have a look at the Palace of Versailles Opening Times to choose your best moment to visit.
- If I want to see both Palace of Versailles, the Gardens and Trianon Palace and Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet in 2 days?
The first day, I see the interior of the Palace at 9:00 a.m., than Gardens and Park. If I do the opposite, I see the Palace from 4:30 p.m. to avoid the crowd.
The second day, I begin by Gardens and Park, and I visit Trianon Palace and Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet from 12:00.
4. How busy is Palace of Versailles?
Have a look at the Palace of Versailles attendance Page to choose your best day to visit.
For information, even if you have a ticket entrance for the Palace of Versailles, you will queue to the Palace main entrance (named A) to pass the control.
5. Do I want to see some Paris attractions like Disneyland Paris or the Eiffel Tower?
If yes, I could spend some more nights in Versailles hotel or move in another hotel. Have a look at all the possibilities around Paris and not so far from Versailles.