How Long Does it Take at the Palace of Versailles?

Are you wondering how long you need to visit the Palace of Versailles?

Two to three hours are enough to see everything the Palace of Versailles offers.

A guided tour of the Palace of Versailles also lasts 90 minutes, which is ultimately enough to gain knowledge about all the exhibits and rooms.

However, if you are on a self-guided tour, you can give yourself more time to walk around peacefully.

Transportation and grabbing a meal are additional time-consuming activities besides touring the Palace of Versailles.

The average round trip from Paris to Versailles is 1.5 to 2 hours by road.

If you plan to stop at the fine selections of restaurants at the Palace of Versailles, you are bound to spend one or two hours getting fueled up.

So, in short, you’d need about five to seven hours to visit the Palace of Versailles.  


On average, you can expect to spend around 1.5 hours inside the Palace of Versailles

With over 2,000 rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s State Apartment, the Royal Chapel and the Royal Opera, some people explore the interiors for two to three hours. 


Expect another hour to explore the Versailles Gardens, especially during the Musical Fountain Show days.

You can enjoy lunch at one of the Estate’s eateries before heading to the Estate of Trianon, reachable by a little train (15 minutes) or walk (25 minutes). 

Estate of Trianon

Visiting the Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, including the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Hamlet, can take an average of half an hour. 

To see the grand finale at the Neptune Fountain during the summer, return to the gardens from 5.20 pm to 5.30 pm.


You can spend additional time at the Park of Versailles—picnicking, cycling, fishing, boating or playing games.

The Swiss Ornamental Lake and the Saint Antoine Plain offer picnic areas. 

Featured Image: Nationalgeographic.com

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