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Versailles Palace & Gardens: Ticket, Audio Guide & Transfer

1. Versailles Palace & Gardens: Ticket, Audio Guide & Transfer

Travel in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned bus from Paris city center to Versailles, home of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette until the French Revolution in 1789. Your host will be on board the bus and ready to answer any questions you may have.  Be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance. Marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge.  Your audio guide, available in 11 languages, will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence; three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. After explore the famous gardens of Versailles with access to the Grand and Petit Trianon, and the Estate of Marie Antoinette. Depending on the day and option booked, you will also be able to see either the Musical Garden or Fountain Show. After your visit, you will be taken back to Paris by air-conditioned bus.

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Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens Ticket and Audioguide

2. Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens Ticket and Audioguide

Venture into the grand ball and state rooms of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day tour from Paris. Choose from one of 3 departure points in the French capital for your transfer by comfortable bus. Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, a trilingual host will first escort you to the château. You then will discover more about the site from the informative audio guide available in 11 languages. Delve deep into the heart of court life and learn how the Palace of Versailles grew from a hunting lodge for Louis XIII before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Explore the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the opulent State Apartments. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV ("The Sun King"), and stroll among gardens designed by André Le Notre at your own pace. From May to October, your ticket includes the legendary Musical Fountains & Gardens Shows. Watch as the water features light up in a dazzling spectacle to complete your day in Versailles.

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Versailles Palace & Gardens: 2-Hour Guided Tour

3. Versailles Palace & Gardens: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European palace on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the extravagance of the French monarchy. Dive into Parisian life at its most luxurious with gold-brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns. Meet your English-speaking guide in Versailles where you'll begin your tour. With a maximum of 20 persons per group, your tour of Versailles will be intimate, unrushed and enjoyable. Skip-the-line with a pre-booked entrance to Versailles where your guide will lead you from one marvelous room to the next, pointing out where Louis XIV tormented his friends and family with long, boring ceremonies and where Marie Antoinette ate her cake. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most beautiful estates in the world with 700 rooms. Peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the highlights of the palace. Stand in awe of the King and Queen's apartments, the chapel, the coronation room, the Hall of Mirror and the Salon of Abundance. Following the interior tour, burst into the sunlight to encounter the ground's dazzling and manicured gardens with over 1,800 acres. On Thursdays, you'll have a tour of the gardens and some free time to wander or, when booking, choose a tour date when either the famous Versailles Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens are running. Watch the fountains explode to the sounds of a cello for the Fountain Shows or be enchanted by the simple beauty of classical music during the Musical Gardens event. The ticket to these shows will be included in your tour price. When you're ready to leave, hop on the next train back to the city. As the train chugs along, reflect on the day of pure indulgence, slowly bringing yourself back through the centuries to modern-day Paris.

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Skip-the-Line Half Day Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

4. Skip-the-Line Half Day Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

Join an expert interpreter-guide on a half-day tour of the exquisite Palace of Versailles, and get priority, skip-the-line entrance. You will be led through the history of the Palace, one of the most important monuments in the world. Once home to Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, you will relive the glory days of Parisian royalty. Gaze in awe as you are guided through the most beautiful rooms of the palace, including the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's and King´s Private Apartment. After experiencing the grandeur of the interior, enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the Palace of Versailles’ gardens, filled with statues, busts, and marble vases that date back to 1661, when teams of sculptors were led by King Louis XIV's official painter, Charles Le Brun.

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From Paris: Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles with Lunch

5. From Paris: Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles with Lunch

Discover the Versailles grounds in their entirety on this full-day tour of Versailles Palace and the Trianons from Paris. Begin your visit to Versailles in the State Apartments. Enjoy visits to the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Bedroom and the Reception Halls. Hear interesting stories about the Sun King and those who resided within the palace as you explore the palace, its grounds, and outbuildings. After your guided tour of the palace, you will have free time to stroll through the picturesque French formal gardens. Around noon a lunch is scheduled, followed by a visit to the Grand and Petit Trianon, two smaller castles that enabled French royalty to escape the stifling court etiquette of the main palace. Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan let their love flourish at the Grand Trianon. While at the Petite Trinon and the Queen's Hamlet, Marie-Antoinette enjoyed living the simple life of a shepherdess.

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From Paris: Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Half-Day Trip

6. From Paris: Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Half-Day Trip

Discover the beauty and glory of Versailles, a world famous location, on a half-day tour from Paris with an experienced guide. Travel back in time and go on a fascinating journey to discover the world famous palace, a symbol of absolute monarchy and its impressive and turbulent history. Walk straight in without waiting in line and learn about and explore old French grandeur. Follow your experienced guide through the majestic rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. After the tour, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the astonishing French-style gardens at your own leisure.

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From Paris: Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles

7. From Paris: Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles

Take a fascinating excursion to 2 of the most impressive symbols of French culture, and discover the complex and rich history behind their walls. Start your excursion from Paris to Giverny with an audio guide or a guide (depending on option selected), a quaint village in Normandy that attracted several impressionist painters throughout the 19th century. See the home of Claude Monet, and be inspired by the touch of color and charm that influenced his work. Explore the colorful garden whose lilies, weeping willows, and flowerbeds are a vivid reminder of his masterful works. You will then enjoy a traditional lunch before visiting the stunning site of the Palace of Versailles. You will discover the masterful combination of classic and baroque architectural styles. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens, walk by the hall of mirrors, and visit the Grands Appartements to get a sense of the grandeur that surrounded King Louis XIV. You will return back to Paris at around 6.00 pm.

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Versailles: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Paris

8. Versailles: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Paris

Discover the beauty and glory of Versailles, a world famous location, on a half-day private tour from Paris with an experienced guide. You will feel like you travel back in time on this fascinating journey to discover this world famous site, a symbol of absolute monarchy and its impressive and turbulent history. Walk straight in without waiting in line and learn about and explore old French grandeur. You will be able to follow your experienced guide through the majestic rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. After the tour, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the astonishing French-style gardens at your own leisure. You will be returned back to your hotel accommodation at the conclusion of the tour.

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Versailles. 3-Hour Guided Tour by Deluxe Minibus

9. Versailles. 3-Hour Guided Tour by Deluxe Minibus

Explore the rich history of Versailles and learn about this regal chateau as you embark on a 3-hour tour that will show you a different side of France. After being picked up from your Paris accommodation you'll enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the Great Apartments: The Queen's Bedroom, the great Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Gallery of Battles. Throughout your visit, the guide will provide you with additional historical information and answer any questions you may have about this wonderful building. On the rest of the tour you will also see traces of Le Brun, Louis XIV's favorite painter. Portraits of former residents can also be found throughout the chateau. Feel free to use the remaining time to explore as you wish, but do not forget to view the "a la francaise" gardens. At the visit's end, one of our chauffeurs will bring you back to your accommodation in Paris.

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From Paris: Half-Day Trip to Versailles with Palace Tour

10. From Paris: Half-Day Trip to Versailles with Palace Tour

Travel from Paris on this half-day trip to Versailles. Save time with skip-the-line tickets. Discover the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive guided tour. Hop on an air-conditioned mini-bus and travel to Versailles. Access the palace through a separate entrance and follow your guide through the lavish halls. Admire the ornate state apartments, the king's bedroom, and the glittering hall of mirrors.  Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XVI to his wife, Marie Antoinette. Listen as your guide brings these legendary characters to life during your 90-minute tour. After your tour of the palace, have some free time to stroll around the beautiful French Gardens before heading back to central Paris.

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What people are saying about Palace of Versailles

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To anyone booking not that this is just the transfer and ticket. When u arrive the guide take you to the gardens which are free but they are huge so rent a biggie to see them at €36 for 1 hour or use the little train. The trenon and Marie and sculpture are extra and u need time to see them. Once u get your ticket and the audio guide you are free in the palace which is beautiful. It is better than traveling by train and less expensive than a taxi.

Our tour was well organized and our group guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable.

We loved the experience. Both guides are great—- Phil and Maribeth.

Loved everything about it! Anna was such a helpful guide

Great option to travel from Paris to Chateau Versailles