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Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Memories France

Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Activity provider: Memories France

From US$ 170.53 per person

Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the State Apartments and stroll through the manicured gardens. End your morning with a delicious gourmet lunch at the splendid restaurant inside the chateau.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided visit to the spectacular Palace and Gardens of Versailles, home of the Sun King Louis XIV
  • Skip the famously long lines with reserved entry times
  • Savor a gourmet three-course lunch including drinks in the Alain Ducasse restaurant Ore inside the palace
Full description
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.
  • Guided visit of the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
  • Three-course lunch including drinks
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Limited groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris Directions: Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit.

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Know before you go

  • Please advise the supplier of dietary requirements when booking
  • A vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking
  • The lunch menu changes seasonally
  • Please note that a meal will not be provided for infants aged 0-3 who join this visit free of charge
  • Please note the legal drinking age in France is 18 years old. Guests under 18 will be served non-alcoholic beverages
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4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

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As a first time visitor, it was such a relief to just have to meet our guide in front of the metro station so she could show us how to navigate the Metro. Once we arrived, it was so nice to be one of the first groups thru the entrance which is so important. Our guide was very kind (endured everyone had a bio break) and knowledgeable as she was able to impart the history of the magnificent palace while avoiding the large crowds. She also timed our visit to water fountain show in the gardens so that we did not miss the wonderful show, while explaining the history of them. As an added bonus, we choose the add-on lunch which was Michelin Star worthy - another definite must! A definite 5 star tour!!

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August 28, 2022

Marion Rame was an extraordinary tour guide

We had the most most wonderful time at Versailles. Marion met us at the metro station and was delightful and immediately brought us into the world and history of Versailles in such an appealing and enthusiastic and passionate way. Our group was so impressed with her and her knowledge and her way of explaining in such a manner that kept us engages for any hours....despite the distraction of rain, crowds and stuffiness inside the palace since it was so muggy with the rain. If we go back to Paris....we would love to have Marion be our guide for other tours.

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August 28, 2019

A day was just not enough!

My daughter and I took the Versailles Palace and Gardens tour- WOW! Our tour guide was informative and helpful. The Palace was over the top but the gardens were just stunning! We enjoyed a gourmet lunch mid day and spent the rest of the day touring the water features and gardens. One suggestion- add MANY more trams! The number of people on the grounds and the number of trams to move people on an extraordinary hot day was insufficient.

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July 8, 2019

Product ID: 123425