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Palace of Versailles hours – opening hours of all attractions at Versailles

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Situated 26 Kms (16 Miles) South-West of Paris, Palace of Versailles is a short trip from fashion capital.

A visit to the Palace of Versailles is added to every Paris holiday itinerary.

There are lots of attractions within the Palace of Versailles complex. For instance, the Versailles Palace, the Versailles Gardens, The Park, the Estate of Marly etc.

Each of these attractions has different opening hours, different last admission times etc.

Most tourists visiting the Palace of Versailles don’t know that there are so many things to see, and hence end up searching only for ‘Palace of Versailles hours.’

The short answer to the question what are Palace of Versailles hours is, “Palace of Versailles is open from 9 am to 6.30 pm every day except Mondays.”

For a more detailed answer, also including the other attractions at Versailles, continue reading –

Versailles Palace opening hours

The beautiful Palace built by French King Louis XIV is open to the public on all days except Mondays. Check out what is inside Versailles Palace.

On all the days it is open, the Palace follows these hours –

Opening times:  9 am – 6.30 pm
Last admission: 6 pm
Ticket office closure: 5.50 pm

The Versailles Palace is closed on 1st May every year.

Note: Since Versailles Palace is closed, the crowd moves towards Louvre Museum on Mondays. 

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Opening times of the Estate of Trianon

Estate of Trianon is the place the Kings of Versailles built for themselves so that they could escape the busy court life once in a while.

Situated close to the main palace, Estate of Trianon includes the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon palaces as well as the Queen’s Hamlet.

Estate of Trianon is also open every day except on Mondays.

Opening times: 12 pm – 6.30pm
Last admission: 6.00 pm
Ticket office closure: 5.50 pm

The gardens in Estate of Trianon close at 7.30 pm and for the same, the evacuation begins at 7 pm.

This estate also remains closed on 1st May every year.

Coach Gallery hours

If you want to truly enjoy the splendor of court life during the Ancien Régime, a visit to the Coach Gallery at Palace of Versailles is a must.

It is the collection of Majestic coaches, small carriages for the Royal kids, sedan chairs and sleds used by the inhabitants of the Palace of Versailles.

The Coach Gallery at Palace of Versailles is open every day except on Mondays. It is also closed on the 1st of May every year.

Opening times: 12.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Last admission: 5.45 pm

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The Versailles Garden’s opening hours

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One can’t visit the Palace of Versailles without taking a stroll at the Versailles Gardens.

Since the Gardens open early – at 8 am every day – some tourists prefer coming in early for a leisurely stroll.

Tourists are stopped from entering the Gardens at 7 pm and the Gardens close by 8.30 pm.

Palace of Versailles Gardens close at 8.30 pm.

During the open hours, pedestrians can access the Gardens via four gates – the Main gate, the Neptune gate, the Menagerie gate, and the Little Venice gate.

The fifth gate – the Dragon gate – allows visitors in only from 12 noon to 6.30 pm.

The Versailles Park’s hours

Beyond the gardens lie the Versailles Park – greenery as far as the eyes can see.

The Versailles Park is open every day from 7.00 am to 8.30 pm. And guess what, the entry is free.

To enter the Park, you can use any of the below given gates:

Pedestrian access

The Main Gate (8 am – 8.30 pm)
Last admission at 7.00 pm

The Queen’s Gate (7 am – 8.30 pm)
Last admission at 8.00 pm

The Sailors’ Gate (9.30 am – 7 pm)
Last admission at 6.30 pm

The Saint Anthony’s Gate (9.30 am – 7 pm)
Last admission at 6.30

Access for vehicles

The Queen’s Gate (9 am)
Last admission 5.50 pm

The Saint Anthony’s Gate (only on weekends, 9 am)
Last admission 5.50 pm

 

Opening times of Estate of Marly

Estate of Marly lies 7 km north-west of Versailles, halfway between Versailles.

It was the King’s second getaway from the Palace of Versailles and he used it as a residence for leisure.

It is open every day from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm.

In the summers – from mid-May to early September – the closing time is extended to 9.30 pm on weekends.

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