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 About Versailles Palace

Opening times / Map

Low season : 01/11 to 31/03
High season : 01/04 to 31/10

The palace
Low season : 9 am to 5.30 pm
High season : 9 am to 6.30 pm
Every day except Mondays and holidays.

The park and the gardens
Low season : 8 am to 6 pm
High season : 8 am to 8.30 pm
Every day

Castles of Trianon and Estate of Marie-Antoinette
Low season : Noon to 5.30 pm
High season : Noon to 6.30 pm
Every day except Mondays and holidays.

Map of the Versailles domain


Map of the estate of the Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles is an exceptional witness of French art in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The architecture incorporates canons of classicism: the symmetry of the plan, the colonnaded facades, inspiration or ancient mythological in the choice of subjects sculpted. Baroque touches bring some rigor to this fantasy classic.
The implementation of this monumental architectural ensemble creates a barrier between the city and the area. According to the wish of Le Nôtre, to preserve its effects, we should not see the city from the gardens and garden guess nothing from the city.
Gardens of the Versailles Palace developed with the evolution of the castle. At the Old Regime, the field of Versailles configure itself as the Great Park - the vast wooded area near the castle and the town of Versailles - and the Little Park - the part surrounded by a wall that developed as the French gardens of the castle.
A new course, elegant, refined and bucolic, just opened for inspection Versailles: the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette, sovereign loving nature and wanting to create a haven of leisure and intimacy, far from the pomp and protocol steaming the Court. One area being restored, including a dozen places which magical some inaccessible to the public or to which the visitor had access and can only now discovering.

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