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Palace of Versailles
Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Versailles
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Palace, trianon palaces and the estate of marie-antoinette : open daily except mondays and certain public holidays. Gardens and park : open daily.Commented tours, independant visits, musical fontains shows, shows, bowboats, little train, bicycles, bookshop, shops, restaurants...
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It really depends if you are really into this kind of thing or not. I wasn’t personally impressed as I am not really into art and the paintings seemed to be the main attraction. The garden and “water fountain show” weren’t worth the fuss.

Thank A_Amri
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Palace of Versailles is amazing as are the gardens. That said do yourself a favor and spend the 35 Euro on the golf cart which allows you to explore the grounds in greater detail. Also arrive early so that you can attempt to beat the large groups to the palace.

Thank JPDucks
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 12.30 day time and waited nearly 2 hours in cue!! That was horrible. It was quite cold, so we freezed.
If you want to skip the line, you should pay much more expensive tickets, or take groups with guides (from agencies).

If want to go there by yourselves, choose the time app 3-4 pm, then cue is much more shorter (maybe just for half an hour) and take ticket with audioguide. It’s worth!

Gardens should be nice, but in April nothing was so green, still no flowers. So at this time not impressive.

Also, if you already visited Louvre, then in Versailes you will not see so much much different...
so.. think twice:)))

1  Thank Aida_Vilnius
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Note that from the beginning for April to late June RER line C will be affected by strike action by the transport union 2 days out of 7 (Monday and Tuesday this week, but not sure if that will be true every week). That means Versailles will be much harder to access via public transport on those days. It means that it will also be very busy on the days that the trains are running. I’ve not been here before but the crowds were crazy - people pushing and shoving just to get a better selfie.

That said, if you can look past the crowds it’s still a stunning place. It’s easy to see how it contributed the the bankruptcy of the Ancient Regime and the fall of Lois XVI. It’s worth learning a bit of history before visiting so you can understand how it fit into French history. If the lines for the audio guide are too long for you, the Versailles website has details about the different rooms, although it can be a bit hard to find the right description at times.

Don’t be tempted by the restaurant in the palace - the wait is stupid and there are cheaper places that are less crowded, better organised and have better menus in the gardens.

4  Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Well, what can I say when I have already booked my ticket months ago and when I come, there are queues of thousands of people, waiting... So, why did you make me book my ticket????
The palace was good but I have seen better ones (Madrid, London etc...)

1  Thank Panagiotis K
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