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Exclusive Access to King's Private Apartments: Guided Tour with Palace of Versailles Tickets

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With skip-the-line tickets to the Palace of Versailles and a guided tour of the King's Apartments, this tour is one-of-a-kind. Don't miss out!

Highlights

  • Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles — enjoy the fastest entry into the estate so you don't spend a minute waiting in line! Tickets are available only at Headout!

  • If that wasn't enough, embark on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the exclusive King’s Private Apartments in English, Spanish, or French.

  • Discover the wondrous scientific galleries, laboratories, and libraries inside with an official Palace of Versailles guide.

  • Explore the King's and Queen's Apartments, the former residence of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and visit the Hall of Mirrors, housing historically significant works of art.

  • Get to visit the 'bureau du roi' (King's desk) and the famous Passemant astronomical clock, made in 1753.

  • Experience the grandiose of the Palace of Versailles in its entirety by upgrading to passport full access tickets.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles

  • Official Versailles English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide (as per ticket choice)

  • Guided tour of the King’s private apartments

  • Exclusive access to the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel (decided by the guide)

  • Exclusive access to the Hall of Mirrors

  • Access to the gardens

  • Small tour group of 25 people or less

  • Passport full access to entire palace and gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Trianon Estate

  • Pick-up and drop-off

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Canada and over 66 countries have loved this experience
Robert Szelągowski

Robert

5/5

May, 2024

It was possible to enter rooms where only a few can enter. In addition, the guide told a lot of interesting facts about the Palace of Versailles and its former inhabitants.
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Cordula Holzmann

Cordula

5/5

May, 2024

Everything went very smoothly and the meeting point was easy to find. We skipped the queue and were immediately in the palace and had a great tour away from the crowds. The highlight was the opera, which is rarely accessible. After the tour of the private rooms, we were also able to visit the rest of the Palace of Versailles. Great and well worth the extra €20.
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Maura Slootmaekers

Maura

5/5

May, 2024

Very nice guide 'Prune' no boring history stories but really as the kings lived ! Versailles is extremely crowded (read traffic jam shuffling past the sights) so we were very happy with the private tour where we avoided all this !
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FANEL GAROAFA

Fanel

4/5

May, 2024

The guide was very experienced and spoke very clear English. I did not like the way the group met. Until we found the group we walked from one gate to another.
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Marco Giunchi

Marco

5/5

May, 2024

Ho prenotato questo tour un po' per caso, preso dalla disperazione di aver visto terminati i biglietti di accesso alla visita del palazzo di Versailles. Ero scettico dovuto al prezzo quasi doppio rispetto all'accesso al palazzo, tuttavia mi sono presto ricreduto in quanto il tutto comprendeva sia l'accesso tradizionale, sia l'accesso alle stanze private spiegate da una guida professionale! Consigliato! PS: la visita ai giardini è a parte

Explore King's Chambers with this Headout exclusive tour

Find yourself zipping past the long lines at Entrance A and Entrance B! Headout ticket holders are prioritized before all other groups at the Palace of Versailles- ensuring you get ample time to explore the structure spread over 800-hectare

Enjoy this exclusive guided tour of the King’s Private Apartments with the palace's official English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide. Peek into the lives of French royalty with this tour that is generally closed to the public. The King's son, Louis XV had the Clock Room built inside the apartments. The room’s floor is a clock, displaying the day of the week, month, year, and the lunar quarter. It also features a crystal sphere depicting the solar system. You will also come across other interesting places like the Porcelain Dining Room, Louis XVI’s Library, and the Games Room, all of which were later added to the apartments.

Tour the Famed Hall of Mirrors

This tour also includes a visit to the Hall of Mirrors. Famous for being the venue of the “Treaty of Versailles”, it is one of the most iconic attractions in France. The hall also consists of artworks depicting famous historical events including: “The king governs by Himself”, “Reception of the Doge of Genea”, and “The Siamese Embassy."

Inaugurated as the largest concert hall, the Royal Opera is considered to be a spectacular work of architecture by Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Imagine the grandeur of past celebrations as you admire its lavish ballroom and more. If you visit the Royal Chapel, you'll get to see the Antiquity-inspired architecture and The Holy Trinity fresco in the vaulted ceiling. Upgrade your tickets to passport full access and explore the entire Palace of Versailles, including the Estate of Trianon, the temporary Exhibitions, and the Musical Fountain Shows.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

What's not allowed

  • Suitcases and large-capacity bags are not allowed on the Versailles Estate premises. Bags must not exceed 55cm x 35cm x 20cm and must be deposited at the left luggage offices after going through the security check.

  • The following items are prohibited inside the Palace and must be deposited at the left luggage facilities: pushchairs, metal baby carriers, bulky luggage, suitcases, backpacks, umbrellas, and any pointed, sharp objects or blunt instruments.

Accessibility

  • Valuable items and clothing cannot be deposited in left luggage.

  • Left luggage items should be collected at the end of the visit, before 6pm in the high season (April to October) and until 5pm in the low season (November to March).

Additional information

  • Headout ticket holders are prioritized before any other group at the Palace of Versailles. The ticket will grant you faster than skip-the-line access at the venue. However, please know that depending on the day of your visit, there may be a security wait.

  • A maximum of 25 people can be included in a tour.

  • The guide will only be accompanying you on the tour of the King's Private Apartments, beyond which you will get to explore the state apartments.

  • Your guide will decide whether to visit the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel depending on availability.

  • Your tickets are valid for a single entry into the Palace. Once you exit the premises, you cannot make another entry with the same tickets.

  • Note that the guided tour is only for the Palace. After the tour, passport ticket holders are free to explore the Gardens at their leisure.

  • Should you wish, you can buy tickets to the Gardens at an extra cost right at the Gardens entrance.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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