Versailles Half Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide

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Enjoy Versailles on your own, at your own pace. Your ticket includes transportation to the Palace of Versailles and an audioguide commentary allowing you to freely explore the State Apartments and the beautiful French gardens.

Our guide to Versailles Half Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide

Your audio guide commentary gives you the perfect opportunity to visit the majestic Palace of Versailles at your own pace. Admire its Baroque architecture, sumptuous decoration, works of art, and the furniture created by some of history's greatest artisans. After your tour, enjoy a stroll through the palace's gardens.

Stretching for more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace of Versailles consists of over 700 rooms. Your audio guide will help you find your way during your visit, tell you about the history of the palace, and immerse you in its special atmosphere.

Visit the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Grand Apartment, with seven salons each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.), and the Queen's Grand Apartment, laid out in a mirror image of those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Queen Marie Antoinette.

Spend time marvelling at the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, a unique room in which guests were received and impressed, designed by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet long, it was designed to astonish the Sun King's (Louis XIV) visitors and is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors. It also offers breathtaking views of the palace's beautiful gardens.

In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the gardener André Le Nôtre to lay out the grounds and gardens, something that was just as important as the construction of the palace itself as far as the king was concerned.

Spend time exploring the Palace of Versailles gardens and admire the many artworks they contain (more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds, and woodland. During the Summer months, a range of activities is organized, such as the "Grandes Eaux,” when the many fountains are made to dance to music.


  • During the Paris Olympics, bookings departing between Jul 19th and Sep 8th 2024, the meeting point will be - 26 Boulevard Auguste Blanqui 75013 Paris.


  • Tuesday to Sunday 8.15am, 11.00am and 2.00pm


  • Approximately 4.5 hours

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Versailles Half Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide

  • During the Paris Olympics, bookings departing between Jul 19th and Sep 8th 2024, the meeting point will be - 26 Boulevard Auguste Blanqui 75013 Paris.
  • This is an unescorted tour. At the Palace of Versailles, you be given an audio guide so you can explore the site on your own
  • Entrance to the gardens is included every day including the Musical fountains display and Musical Gardens days.
  • We strongly advise against high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility
  • Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace
  • Tuesday mornings are not recommended due to the high number of visitors
  • Skip the line access to the Palace of Versailles is subject to constraints: security checks or unforeseen traffic can cause a waiting time
  • On-site visit duration: 2h30
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)


Frequently Asked Questions for Versailles Half Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide


  • Is Versailles accessible for people with disabilities?

    The Palace of Versailles has taken steps to make the site more accessible to people with disabilities, but it may not be fully accessible to everyone due to its historic nature and architectural limitations. Some areas of the palace and its gardens can be challenging for people with mobility issues. 

    Palace Accessibility: There are ramps and elevators in some areas, and wheelchair users can access some of the rooms, but not all. There is a lack of elevators in some parts of the palace, which may limit access to certain areas.

    Gardens and Grounds: The vast gardens and grounds of Versailles may be difficult for people with mobility issues. While some areas are accessible, the uneven terrain and long distances may pose challenges for some visitors.

    Accessible Services: The palace offers some services to assist visitors with disabilities, including wheelchairs. There are also accessible restrooms available.

    Advance Planning: If you have specific accessibility needs, it's a good idea to contact the Palace of Versailles in advance of your visit. They can provide you with more detailed information and assist with any arrangements.

General Information

  • Are pushchairs allowed in Versailles?

    Pushchairs are 'tolerated' inside the Château, however, Kangaroo bags or baby carriers without metal frames are preferred. 

    Pushchairs are accepted in the park and gardens.


  • Are storage lockers available at Versailles?

    Large bags and suitcases are not allowed in the Chateau.  

    Automatic lockers (at a small fee) are available for luggage and personal effects smaller than cabin size - 46x43x26cm

    Rates, availability and location of lockers are subject to change