Versailles Palace last minute tickets

Are you looking for Versailles Palace last minute tickets?

Did you forget to get your tickets for Versailles Palace ahead of time? You will be in Paris in less than two weeks and all the days are sold out for the time you are there?

Don’t worry, you are not alone.

Read below our suggestions for getting Versailles Palace last minute tickets from other sources than the official website. 

Are you ready to book your Versailles Palace ticket right now? Don’t feel like reading ahead? Book now your ticket.

How can I buy Versailles Palace last minute tickets when it is sold out on the official website?

As you have probably seen already on the official website of the Versailles Palace, entrance tickets sell out very fast. It is almost impossible to buy online a ticket last minute. Usually, you need to book your tickets in advance, often one to two weeks ahead.

Don’t worry. There are many websites (resellers) where you can buy Versailles Palace tickets; some may have some tickets still available for your preferred date.

You are also in the right place to avoid to check tens of websites one by one. TourScanner aggregates all of them so you can easily check which site has still some availabilities.

If you still don’t find any Versailles Palace tickets, then, it’s probably really sold out. The only way to visit the Versailles Palace will be to book a guided tour. 

Versailles Palace last minute tickets

How much Versailles Palace tickets cost?

Versailles Palace tickets cost 18 €. It includes:

  • the Palace (with the audioguide)
  • the temporary exhibitions held in the Palace
  • the Gardens (except on Musical Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens days) and the Park
  • the Coach Gallery

Versailles Palace Passport cost 20 €. It includes:

  • the Palace (with the audioguide)
  • the estate of Trianon the temporary exhibitions
  • the Gardens and the Park
  • the Coach Gallery
  • the Musical Fountain Shows or the Musical Gardens (+7 € extra)

Estate of Trianon ticket cost 12 €. It includes:

  • the estate of Trianon
  • the temporary exhibitions held in the Grand Trianon
  • the Gardens (except on Musical Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens days) and the Park
  • the Coach Gallery

Looking for tickets including skip the line, an audio guide, a private visit to the King’s appartements, a guided visit including transfer from Paris? Check out all the options.

What will I see during my visit?

Versailles Palace is one of the most extraordinary achievements in 17th-century European art. Located only 30 minutes outside of Paris, this elaborate complex once thrived as an epicenter of political power for the Kingdom of France.

As one of the most impressive places on earth (no exaggeration), it’s not surprising that the Versailles Palace attracts over 10 million visitors each year.

Discover below the highlights of the Palace of Versailles.

Hall of Mirrors

This is the palace’s most famous room. Each of its 17 arched glass windows is decorated with multiple mirrors, resulting in a magic spectacle of light reflection.

The Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel was the fifth (and final) chapel built in the Versailles Palace. The building’s overall design, large glass windows, and buttresses were inspired by Gothic architecture. Its opulent architectural wonder is by far the most extraordinary. The wedding of Queen Marie Antoinette took place there.

The King State Apartments

“Fit for a king”, the king’s apartments are ravishing. It contained the customary succession of rooms: a Guard Room, two antechambers, a chamber, and a cabinet. Access to these rooms was subject to a strict hierarchy.

The Gardens

With its perfect lawns, geometric flower beds, rows of statues, and ornamental lakes, the splendor of the palace’s gardens rival even the most ornate interiors.
Designed by André Le Nôtre, the Gardens at the Versailles Palace are a testimony of French designing and detailing. You will admire multiple fountains, parterres, and groves with the palace in the backdrop and a canal in the forefront, offering to its visitors a spectacular sight. Don’t miss the Versailles musical and fountains shows.

The Royal Stables

credit to Chateau de Versailles

The Royal Stables, created by Louis-Philippe, is a valuable collection of carriages, sleds, cars, and harnesses. Step back in time and admire the fantastic works showcased.

Domaine de Trianon & Marie Antoinette’s Estate

To take a break from regal affairs and matters of the court, the Kings of France built a few intimate spaces close to the Palace. Adjacent to the Petit Park, you will find the Domaine de Trianon, home to the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon Palaces and the Queen’s Hamlet. Enjoy a walk in the fabulous landscaped gardens centered around.

The Musical Fountains Shows & the Musical Gardens

The fountains & gardens shows are one of the major attractions at the Palace of Versailles. The beautiful gardens at the Palace of Versailles accompanied by the French Baroque present an extraordinary experience. The magic of illumination, music and spectacular fireworks leave an indelible mark on the viewers.

Travel tips

Avoid mondays

Keep in mind, when planning your visit to Versailles, that the palace is closed on Mondays.

Make sure to skip the line

All ticket options give you access to the palace. However, it does bring along an indefinite waiting in the queue for 30 mins to 2 hours (depending on the season). We recommend you to book a skip the line ticket or a guided tour with priority access to beat the queue.

Enjoy the park and gardens

The Versailles park and its gardens are open every day. The entrance is free except during the Musical Fountains Shows and the Musical Gardens.