One of the essential visits on a trip to Paris is the Palace of Versailles … but this is what all the tourists who travel for the first time to the French capital think.
The consequence is that to visit the palace of Versailles throughout the year there are long queues at the entrance of this great monument, which in summer and high holiday season can take one or even two hours to access its interior.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to use some of the options you have to avoid these long queues.
How to visit the palace of Versailles without queues
Then I will detail what are the options you have so you can choose the one that suits you.
Excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris
I remind you that the Palace of Versailles is located in the small city of Versailles , outside of Paris, so from the entrance from where you are staying in the French capital you must arrive in some means of transport like the train.
Now, you have the option to sign up for an excursion to the palace of Versailles with departure from the Tuileries Gardens , they will take you by luxury coach to the palace.
Then there accompanied by a guide in Spanish, you will access the palace of Versailles without queues , where you will visit its main corners, as well as the Gallery of the Carriages that is in front of the entrance to the palace.
And also the option of the excursion to see the Great Musical Waters of Versailles , which takes place in the afternoon on weekends, and in which you will also have access without waiting for lines .
In the same, in addition to visiting the main rooms of the palace, you will see the show of music and special effects that takes place in the fountains of the palace gardens.
Advance ticket purchase
If you are going on your own, you should know how to go from Paris to Versailles , which you can do by train in three different ways.
Depending on the station from which you leave from the French capital, you will arrive at one of the three stations in Versailles.
If you buy the Palacio ticket , with the online purchase , with a price 5 euros cheaper than if you buy directly at the ticket office, you save yourself having to queue at the ticket office.
The box office is located in the building on the left as you access the large esplanade that opens in front of the main gate.
But the truth is that larger tail is what is formed in the access to the palace, and with this entry you do not have an assigned time, so you can not avoid it.
Guided tours of the Palace of Versailles
It has the advantage that once you have booked your guided tour, you should not go through the ticket office or stand in line.
You must go directly to the office from where they leave, located in the building that you have on the right once you have passed the previous control of entrance to the palace located in the first gate.
In the Palace of Versailles , several official guided tours are offered , although the main one is the tour we did on our recent trip touring the private apartments of the Kings .