No More Forfait Loirsirs to Versailles?!

Jan 31st, 2009, 06:29 PM
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No More Forfait Loirsirs to Versailles?!

I was looking up the Transilien website for the Forfait Loisirs ticket to Versailles, only to find out they are no longer available!

http://tinyurl.com/y84c3o

The Forfaits Loisirs are not sold any more par[sic] Transilien SNCF.

I haven't seen anyone mentioned it here yet, so I figure I'll give everyone a heads up.

BTW, does anyone know if there will be some other sort of transit-admission ticket combo to take the place of Forfait Loirsirs?

I'm glad that we were able to take advantage of it last fall when we went to Versailles.
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Jan 31st, 2009, 08:33 PM
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WOW , this is bad news. I also would like to know what is going on. Thank in advance for more information on this subject.
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Jan 31st, 2009, 08:52 PM
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o wow! thanks for the info.
i was counting on it for my trip to versailles.
what are the alternatives?
i guess the museum pass plus the r.e.r. should do it. right?
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Jan 31st, 2009, 09:37 PM
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We will take the RER Line C to Versailles-Rive Gauche, remembering the chateau is closed on a Monday.
Can anyone tell me when the "Grandes Eaux" performances will commence?
This is when the gardens are not free and fountains are turned on as part of a musical display.
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Feb 1st, 2009, 12:46 PM
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Feb 1st, 2009, 01:36 PM
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hi yk

I googled versailles and came up with the official site at

www.chateauversailles.fr/

I then went onto the english site, and found that they ARE offering combined rail and entry tickets, which you can print off at home.

if you go to "planning your visit" there is a calendar where you can put in a date, and they will tell you what is on on that day; alternatively, you can select eg "grands eaux" and see what days that is on.

hope this helps,

regards, ann
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Feb 1st, 2009, 01:48 PM
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ann-

I followed your directions on Versailles' website, and when I click on the tab that says:

Your tickets through SNCF and FNAC, I get a new window:
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/en/0...ce_booking.php

In that window, it says:
The SNCF offers the possibility of purchasing
the "Transilien leisure package", a ticket combining
return transport with the One Day Pass of the Château of Versailles.

but no clickable link.

The only clickable link is "Book Your Visit", which takes me to a new window:
http://billetterie.chateauversailles...aspx?langue=en

which offers 6 different ticket options, but NONE of the 6 is the rail/admission combo.

Am I missing something?
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Feb 1st, 2009, 02:00 PM
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hi yk,

mea culpa, you are right, I stupidly thought that as you could buy tickets for versailles at a SNCF ticket window, you could buy a combined rail ticket too. silly me.

perhaps too many people like you were taking advantage of their offer?

regards, ann
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 05:58 AM
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topping again for people who are planning trips to Paris/Versailles.
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 06:08 AM
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When you get to CDG, there is a ticket office outside the tracks of the RER into Paris. You could find out your options of getting to Versailles here. When I was buying my ticket for the RER, I heard many English-speaking people asking about Carte Orange and Forfait Loisirs.

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Feb 3rd, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Don't neglect to consider using a Museum Pass, which covers entry to Versailles as well instead of the Forfait-Loisirs scheme which is great for folks not visiting other museums in Paris. also gives preferential entrance (i think, not sure)
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