Feel like royalty with this ticket that lets you skip the queue. While the splendor brightens your eyes, the included audio guide will fill you with context and history.
Incredible as it may seem, this complex began as a humble hunting lodge made of brick and stone for Louis XIII. His son Louis XIV (the Sun King) went his own way, turning it into a huge monument to the architecture, art and good taste of the French monarchy. There are no half measures either in its conception or in its execution (it has more than 1,200 fireplaces).
The opulence is even more evident in the Galerie des Glaces(Gallery of Mirrors), a 75 m long ballroom decorated with statues and busts. It contains 17 arched windows, each ornamented with 21 individual mirrors. For those who follow the count, it means that the light is reflected in a total of 357 mirrors.
But the Palace of Versailles is not only famous for its majesty, it was also the place where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, which ended the First World War. Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, in addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The audio guide included in the entry gives you all kinds of information and anecdotes about the history of this acclaimed complex.
Currently, and following a restoration plan of more than 400 million euros that will end in 2020, some of the Versailles areas may be covered with scaffolding during your visit. But don’t let this put you off: With 700 rooms, 67 staircases, tons of priceless art, and manicured gardens, you’ll have incredible views to spare.
Show the ticket with your smartphone in access “A” of the palace.
It can be canceled up to 24 hours before the day of the visit (if selected).