Trianon Manor

Grand Trianon

The two Trianon Chateaux have beautiful French and English style gardens and are part of the Palace of Versailles complex.

Still, they deserve a separate site detail as they are over 2 km away from the main Palace of Versaillesand you can purchase a separate entrance to the Trianon estate only, skipping the often very crowded main palace.

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The Trianon complex was begun by Louis XIV in the late 17th century and completed by Louis XV during the 18th century.

The estate is a popular destination for tourists heading to Versailles and a visit is highly recommended. Compared to the main palace of Versailles, there are significantly fewer tourists and you will therefore enjoy your visit more.

The grounds have two châteaux.

The Grand Trianon

The larger of the châteaux dates back to 1688 and its architecture bears Baroque, Neoclassical and Empire features.

The Grand Trianon is open to the public, but it still serves as a meeting place for state visitors with French officials.

In 1920, it was in the Grand Trianon Palace that the post-World War I conference was held that led to the signing of the Treaty of Trianon.

Visit to the palace

The tour of the Grand Trianon takes about 20 to 30 minutes and includes all the main halls and smaller chambers. The peristyle between the two main wings of the castle is also magnificent.

The tour includes the opportunity to visit the entire castle gardens.

Petit Trianon

A small chateau built by King Louis XV in 1768. Architecturally, it mixes Rococo with Neoclassicism.

The chateau served as a summer residence and has very pleasant and extensive English-style gardens with many water areas.

Visit the palace

The tour of the Petit Trianon takes about 15 to 30 minutes and includes all the main halls and smaller chambers. You can spend several hours in the extensive gardens in good weather.

Hameau de la Reine

About a 5-minute walk from the Petit Trianon, the idyllic village around the Hameau de la Reine is located within the chateau gardens (i.e. the paid-entry area).

The idealised village was built in the 18th century at the request of Marie Antoinette. At the time, she was strongly influenced by the philosophical current of the time, which associated living in the countryside with freedom and beauty.

The Hameau de la Reine retains its original character to this day. Rabbits, geese and pigs roam amongst the 18th century village houses and many footpaths lead around the numerous water features.

The Hameau de la Reine can be walked freely within the entrance fee for the Trianon estate.

Entrance fees and opening hours

The Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon and the adjacent gardens are open from Tuesday to Sunday. The Trianon is closed on Mondays.

  • April-October: from 12:00 to 18:30
  • November-March: from 12:00 to 17:30

Tickets are always valid for the whole of the Trianon estate, i.e. the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon and the gardens including the Hameau de la Reine.

You can choose from an admission purely for the Trianon or a combined admission with the main Palace of Versailles.

Admission must be purchased online at least a few days in advance. The number of people inside the chateau is limited and tickets are not sold on site. Even if you are covered by free admission, you must purchase the appropriate ticket for €0 and reserve your entry time.

Purchase tickets exclusively via the official website:

Trianon Chateaux + Gardens

Includes entry to the Grand Trianon Palais and the Petit Trianon Palais and Gardens. You won't get into the main Palace of Versailles or the Gardens of Versailles.

For more information on the Trianon Estate, please see the separate site details.

April-October November-March
12 eur 10 eur

All (Trianon + Versailles)

The easiest ticket to get access to everywhere is the so-called "all-access" ticket. passport.

This ticket includes access to the following areas:

  • The main palace of Versailles
  • All gardens and parks
  • The Grand Trianon Palace and adjacent gardens
  • The Petit Trianon Palace and adjacent gardens
  • Carriage Exhibition
April-October November-March
32 eur 27 eur

For an additional fee, you can opt for one round trip on the tourist road train that runs between the Palace of Versailles and the Trianon.

  • Passport + Le Petit Train in high season - 39 eur
  • Passport + Le Petit Train in low season - 31 eur

You can also buy a separate train ride for 7 eur, so you save €2 with the passport.

How to get there

The Trianon estate lies deep in the gardens and parks of Versailles, and the nearest entrance to this area is just outside the main Palace of Versailles.

See the Versailles location detail for a description of transport from central Paris.

If you don't want to visit the Palace of Versailles but just the Trianon, enter the parks via the entrance at the end of the Boulevard de la Reine, where you can avoid the paid entrance to the main palace - see map.

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