You’ve made the right choice by coming to see the most famous château in France, it is a sight to behold! Unfortunately, you will not be alone in this decision as the Château de Versailles is visited by more than 6 million people a year! To make sure your visit is easy breezy, we humbly suggest that you book your parking place in advance at one of the nearby car parks.
Château de Versailles car park seems like a good place to start. Although it sounds like you will be pulling up to the front door, be ready for about a 15-minute walk to the palace. Stroll along the leafy Boulevard de la Reine, you will pass the Lambinet Museum on your way and then angle yourself to the left along Rue des Réservoirs, which leads towards the esplanade and the entrance at the Chapelle Royale gate.
Home to the kings of France right up to their spectacular demise during the French Revolution, the Château de Versailles is one of the most remarkable pieces of architecture from the 17th century and has been listed as a world heritage site for the last 30 years. With over 2,000 acres of beautifully kept grounds, it started out as a simple hunting lodge built by Louis XIII. It was the “Sun King”, Louis XIV, who turned it into the 10/10 stunner that we can see today. It was he who installed the King and Queen’s Grand Apartments which include the lavish Galerie des Glaces, a huge room with row upon row of chandeliers, a piece of genius from the mind of Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
Palace of Versailles - Place d'Armes - 78000 Versailles.
Opening times 1 April - 31 October:
Palace, every day except Mondays from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate, every day except Mondays from 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Garden, every day from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Park every day from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm.
For further information : www.chateauversailles.fr