Versailles is one of the most visited sites in France, with several million visitors each year. Both tourists and locals come to the château and gardens to experience the serenity and beauty it offers.
But Versailles is much more than Château and Gardens. A film shot from a drone gives a bird’s-eye view of the organisation of the royal city as composed by Louis XIV and André Le Nôtre. From above, the ties between the town and the château become clear. A whole city strictly organised to let nature and sunlight converge towards the Château.
A film shot from a drone gives a bird’s-eye view of the organisation of the royal city as composed by Louis XIV and André Le Nôtre. From above, the ties between the town and the château become clear.
The video is somewhat dated now, but town officials hope it will continue attracting tourists.
A more recent drone video depicts the Palace of Versailles Garden. Orientate yourself before you visit; it’s better than a map.
Place d’Armes – 78000 Versailles
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The Château de Versailles Palace is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am. The last admission to the palace is at 5 pm during the low season and 6 pm during the high season.
The Gardens at Versailles are open every day from 8 am to 6 pm during the low season and 8:30 pm during the high season.
The park is open every day from 7 am to 8:30 pm (7 pm for vehicles) during the summer season and 8 am to 6 pm during the winter season.
The Trianon Palaces are open Tuesday to Sunday during the high season afternoons only from noon to 7 pm (6 pm for buildings).
During the low season (noon to 5 pm), some smaller buildings and parts of the gardens are not open.
From Paris: RER C to Gare Versailles Rive Gauche. (10 minutes to the Palace).
SNCF trains from Gare Saint Lazare arrive at Gare Versailles Rive Droite. (17 minutes to the Palace).
SNCF trains from Gare Montparnasse arrive at Gare Versailles Chantiers (18 minutes to the Palace)