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Reviewed 3 August 2021

Although it is of course worth the visit, even in Covid times, there are too many people. You often have to wait in line to get into the various rooms. You can book tickets in advance for a specific time, but even then you have to line-up and wait to get in. It is not well organized and people were confused about which line to stand in.
Also, your ticket might not automatically include a visit of the gardens, on some days you have to pay extra.

Date of experience: July 2021
1  Thank Seat_13c
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

The Saturday night fountain garden show. Do not under any circumstances park in the parking Infront of the palace. The level of stupidity of the organisers is just beyond believe. One entrance to the parking, barrier takes absolutely forever to open result 40 min to get in the parking!! If that was not bad enough on the way out the situation was even worse. 1 hour and 15 min just to get to the exit of the parking. Why? Because although the parking is free the barrier is closed and takes for ever again to open. Finally someone woke up and decided to open the barrier permanently!!! Amazing considering that this probably happens every single Saturday through the all summer it only took them until midnight to figure it out. But then you end up in a street with traffic lights that allow 2 cars at a time to pass so the barrier open makes no difference to the disaster!!!
Honestly could someone just start thinking???? The show is ok but worth the 2 hours of parking ???? No!!!!!
To the organisers, what about barrier open all the time, what about several exists available? What about police at the traffic lights??? Or does that all require to much thinking????
And apart from the parking disaster..... Well obviously making as much money as possible is the most important consideration, far too overcrowded!
This in Covid times!! No one kept a distance most people had no masks!!! The fire works were nice but not worth the annoyance and maybe covid!!

Date of experience: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021

Very impressive and historical place. I did not expect it to be set on a town as it was. While it was not the highlight of our trip it was very enjoyable and a part that we could not have left out. Plenty of photo opportunities if you are a social media picture taker.

Date of experience: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

The website to get your tickets is easy and you are assigned a time to enter with no queue = perfect. There are a lot of people but you can either download the app with the audio tour on it or get an audio tour machine there when you enter. Not 100% intuitive to use the app on your phone, but the commentary is very informative. You tour just a quarter of the inside of the palace, but still took us 2 hours. Amazingly restored and so interesting. Gardens are also lovely to wander around but there are only 3 fountains that are running during the week in the summer. To get the full effect of all the fountains working, apparently you have to go at the weekend. I thought that was not good of the palace as the fountains are what people come for.

Date of experience: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

Wow. What a spectacular showpiece of French History. Blown away by just how spectacular and incredible this palace is. You are amazed as soon as you see the palace from the outside, let alone the impressive decor and history inside. Staff are all friendly, a perfect audio gadget is provided on entry which is easy to use. We spent a few hours in the palace but you could easily spend 3-4 hours depending on how fast you walk round. We didn’t go for the garden option, but from sight of the palace it looks fantastic and is definitely something we would consider for another visit.

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