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Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens Ticket and Audioguide

Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens Ticket and Audioguide

From US$ 77.92 per person

Skip the long ticket lines to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and discover them at your own pace with an audio-guided tour. Enjoy a choice of departure points for your bus transfer from central Paris.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Spanish, French
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority entrance at the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose from one of 3 departure points in Paris for your comfortable bus transfer
  • Learn about court life before the French Revolution
  • Follow in the footsteps of the notorious "Sun King"
  • Explore the gardens and water features designed by André Le Notre
Full description

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 escort you to the château, where an informative audio guide available in 11 languages delves deep into the heart of court life. 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. .

Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Tri-lingual tour host/escort
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus, with pickups from various points in Paris
  • Audio guide
  • Musical Gardens and Fountain Show (included from April to October)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Baby strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 407 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This tour was absolutely perfect. Our two guides were so kind and answered all our questions. We spend the first two hours or so exploring the gardens on our own, and then met for our tickets to enter the castle for our self guided audio tour. Everything was easy to navigate and the ambiance was breathtaking. Once I wrapped up the castle portion of my tour, I actually headed back out to the gardens to explore some more. The ride home was quick and comfortable. Everything was perfect!! 10/10!!

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November 25, 2021

I really enjoyed the bus service to Versailles. We were picked up at multiple designated locations. I had a chance to meet other travellers including a lovely couple from Canada. When we arrived, we were provided tickets for the gardens from 11-1pm and then we met our tour guide outside the main palace to get our tickets for inside. The artwork in the palace is lovely especially in the hall of mirrors. Download the Versailles app so you can listen to the many stories about the royal family. Around 3pm, you will exit the palace and have another 1.5 hours to look around before leaving at 4:25pm. It is a quick visit and the place is huge. I suggest renting a golf cart to make the most of your time.

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October 16, 2021

We enjoyed our tour and everything about the booking was very good. That said, we had not nearly enough time to do both the gardens and the Palace. Also, had we known about it, we would have immediately headed to the line to rent an electric golf cart. They are in very limited supply and this would have been the way to see all the gardens although hardly enough time to stop and enjoy all of the gardens in detail. The Palace was doable in three to four hours and we enjoyed that although it is a shame that it is so dark in many of the rooms. The paintings are dark as well and the room lighting is bad to horrible. Sometimes the only light comes from large windows which put so much glare on the paintings they are impossible to see. But overall, it is a tour not to be missed. The audio guides provide excellent information and to us were mandatory. Our host was very accommodating and made sure everything ran like clockwork.

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September 19, 2021

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