We arrived at the Palace at 1.45pm, queued for 20 minutes with no information. When we arrived at the cashier, we were given an entry time into the castle for 4.19pm. The palace closes at 5pm!!! When we questioned the lady she was rude and unhelpful.
We took the full price ticket (we are only here once). This allows extra access to the Maze (ok), the Privy Garden (not worth it), the Orangery (the longest orangery after Versailles, but you have access to about 10 metres of it!!!!) and the top of the Gloriette (this is just about worth the extra). Don’t bother - just go for the Imperial tour. €10 cheaper.You can access the main gardens for free.
Lovely to have afternoon coffee and cake in the Gloriette - open for free. Quite a building and the views of the Palace from there are glorious.
The Palace itself is lovely - the audio tour is detailed and gives enough information. It was crowded so you did feel a bit pushed along.
Overall, we felt a bit hoodwinked and robbed. Such a shame - History is such an important aspect for us to learn about and appreciate. Making it expensive and not worth the money turns people off.
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