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Versailles: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Lunch at Ore

1. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Lunch at Ore

In the recently renovated Pavillon Dufour, ore offers the great French classics, light bites and delicate pastries. Located at the first floor of Pavillon Dufour, the restaurant plan is divided into two main dining rooms, one bar and three salons. One can admire the Palace through the windows overlooking the cour Royale and the cour d’Honneur. In the salons, the subtle position of the mirrors allows the guests to look upon the Palace, even if their back is turned to the windows. Ore - Ducasse au château de Versailles offers contemporary French cuisine and artfully combining great classics and new dishes. Service is relaxed, professional and efficient. After lunch, be guided to the skip-the-line access for the palace and enjoy the rest of your day in Versailles.

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

2. 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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Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Entrance and Breakfast

3. Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Entrance and Breakfast

In the recently renovated Pavillon Dufour, ore offers the great French classics, light bites and delicate pastries. Located at the first floor of Pavillon Dufour, the restaurant plan is divided into two main dining rooms, one bar and three salons. One can admire the Palace through the windows overlooking the cour Royale and the cour d’Honneur. In the salons, the subtle position of the mirrors allows the guests to look upon the Palace, even if their back is turned to the windows. Ore - Ducasse au château de Versailles offers contemporary French cuisine and artfully combining great classics and new dishes. Service is relaxed, professional and efficient. After breakfast, be guided to the skip-the-line access for the palace and enjoy the rest of your day in Versailles.

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Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

4. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

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From Paris: Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles

5. 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 Palace & Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch

6. Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Meet your guide in central Paris and enjoy a short, escorted train ride to Versailles. On arrival, start a journey in the footsteps of the kings and queens of France. During the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendors of this incredible palace. Your skip-the-line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and your friendly local guide will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing. After visiting the royal apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays. On fountain show days you will see the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of kings and queens. After your tour, dine like a king at the sumptuous new restaurant Ore, recently opened in the spectacular 18th century salons at the Chateau of Versailles by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Savor a delicious gourmet lunch and discover fine French cuisine. Alain Ducasse is world-famous for his inspired cooking, combining fresh, local ingredients to produce timeless and contemporary dishes. Admire the beautiful views of the chateau while you feast on some of the best French food. It’s the perfect way to end your tour.

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Paris: Giverny & Versailles Small Group or Private Tour

7. Paris: Giverny & Versailles Small Group or Private Tour

Visit Claude Monet’s house and its magnificent gardens in Giverny. Be dazzled by the beautiful flowerbeds and see the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the water garden. Afterwards, explore the quaint village that attracted several Impressionist painters. Visiting Sainte-Radegonde Church where the artist is buried, and stop for a drink in a local coffee shop. Continue on to Versailles Palace visit the Sun King’s home – one of the most important French artistic achievements of the 17th century. A captivating guided tour will reveal the history behind this majestic Palace of Versailles. Here you will witness classic and baroque architectural styles. Explore King Louis XIV’s court and get lost within the magical Hall of Mirrors. Visit the outstanding designs at Grands Apartments and the beauty of the French gardens designed by Le Nôtre. Everything in Versailles inspires elegance, perfection and harmony: a genuine 17th century masterpiece and symbol of the Sun King’s absolute power.

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From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide

8. From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide

Meet your guide in Paris before traveling to Versailles by train where your bikes will be waiting upon arrival. The royal grounds are an expansive 2,000 acres. Your bikes are super comfortable and easy to ride which means you’ll really get to see it all, far more than you ever could by foot. Have a professional guide inside the château or have the option to explore at your own pace. French history is full of personalities, from the high heel wearing, ballet dancing Sun King, and Marie Antoinette, to the legend that was Napoleon. Your licensed guide’s lively commentary will be fun and interactive - this is no history lecture. A day trip to Versailles can be a holiday highlight or a complete disaster and this tour is designed to keep you away from the crowds. It’s all about how you do it. The stress will be taken out of your day so that you can sit back in your bike saddle and enjoy your break. The tour will be structured according to you, but on a typical day, the morning will be spent exploring the local town and the market. Every stall of this quaint and quintessentially French market will tempt you with its fresh baked pastries, crêpe stands, organic produce, cheese and wines - the things that you all love the most about France. Practice your French, have a free wine tastings and crêpe making demonstration while also stocking up on picnic supplies. The rest of the morning will be spent exploring the royal grounds, gardens, fountains, inside Marie Antoinette’s hamlet and the Trianons, with a few hidden secrets along the way. Having worked up an appetite, you will then lay out your picnic lunch by the Grand Canal overlooking the spectacular château, a fantastic place to sip wine and relax in the sun. You’ll be taken to a favorite and most hidden part of the royal gardens, where some of Louis’ fountains dance to music. You will then skip the infamous line at the château and be guided through its stunning state rooms, royal apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and even Louis' bedroom. At the end of the day, make the short trip back to Paris with plenty of travel tips and Parisian insider secrets to fuel the rest of your holiday. Et voilà, the most unforgettable tour of Versailles is complete. Versailles has a way of capturing the hearts of all who visit. 

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From Paris: Versailles & Louvre Guided Tour with Lunch

9. From Paris: Versailles & Louvre Guided Tour with Lunch

After collection from your downtown hotel in Paris, your guide will take you to the Château de Versailles, the former residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Admire the beautifully-kept French-style gardens outside Marie Antoinette’s hamlet and the Grand and Petit Trianon. You will then proceed inside the castle for a one-hour guided tour around the Grands Appartements and the Galerie des Glaces. Return to Paris at noon, after which you will enjoy lunch in the Opéra district and then continue your guided tour (in English, Spanish or French) at the Louvre Museum. Notable works at the Louvre include Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci at the beginning of the 16th century. You will then have the opportunity to take the rest of the tour at your own pace exploring other sections of this vast and impressive museum.

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From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

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

The splendor of Versailles deserves a full day. On this tour enjoy the day, a guide, and lunch in the park. Starting from anywhere in central Paris, you will be picked up and driven in an air-conditioned minibus to Versailles, where your guide takes you right inside with no waiting. Tour the elegant State Apartments that Louis XIV built around 1670, including separate "grand apartments" for the king and queen, and the 73-meter-long Hall of Mirrors. When you finish touring the palace's splendid interior, wander through the equally impressive gardens before having lunch in the park near the Grand Canal. After lunch, your guide will show you the Grand Trianon, a smaller marble palace the king used for less formal occasions. Then discover the Queen's Hamlet, a Norman-style thatched cottage build for Marie Antoinette. On Sundays the tour includes the "Grand Eaux" water and music show.

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What people are saying about Palace of Versailles

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Great tour of Versailles, including the Trianon palaces and Marie Antoinette’s village! Our tour guide Claire was great - she knew so much about the history, had a fun sense of humor, and was very attentive in making sure everybody was able to keep up. The tour was just a little bit too long for me personally (lunch was almost 2 hours). Nevertheless, it’s worth it if you love history and like to see the lesser known sights. But if you just want to see the main attractions then the half day tour would be better.

Excellent package and even more so our guide, Caroline. Friendly and always ready to help, apart from making a long but intense day entertaining. Highly recommended the tour!

Restaurant to recommend, very professional staff, the menu was refined we were able to modify it without supplement the restaurant itself is magnificent. To redo.

Alain was so friendly, professional, and creative! One of our favorite experiences so far! Thank you so much!

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