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  • Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

    1. Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

    Marvel at the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789 – The Palace of Versailles. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals with a complimentary audio guide. Located just 30 minutes from central Paris by train, Versailles was a sleepy village until Louis XIII began to build a hunting lodge in 1623. By the end of the century, continued expansion saw the town and castle become the symbolic center of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Louis XIV moved the royal family to the palace in 1682, and 2 enormous new wings were added during a 2nd phase of building (1678–1715). Your ticket allows you access to the ornate State Apartments built by Le Vau. Get a sense of life in the French court, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French...

    Order in the entrance. Calm and well organized people. Beautiful place. I must come back to enjoy it more.

  • From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens

    2. From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens

    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. On Tuesdays, and at weekends, your ticket includes the legendary musical fountains show. Watch ...

    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.

  • Versailles: 2-Hour Private Tour for Families & Children

    3. Versailles: 2-Hour Private Tour for Families & Children

    Journey back to the days of the French court on a family and child-friendly tour of the legendary Palace of Versailles, and access areas of the castle to experience the grand opulence of the state rooms. Avoid the dry historical commentaries of some tours. The Palace of Versailles can sometimes be a bit of a challenge for children, as they can often be the most demanding of clients. With this special tour your personal guide will ensure that they have a great time and take home memories that you will all cherish for a lifetime. Your guide will work hard to explain the culture and art of the palace in a fun and interactive way. Once you have seen the miraculous King’s Apartments and the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, take a short walk to the most beautiful parts of the gardens of Versailles.

    Our guide was amazing and so helpful. He made the tour interesting and interactive for our 7 year old daughter. The length of the tour was just enough. Highly recommend!

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

    4. 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.

  • Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

    5. 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.

    Amazing photos..my photographer was Alain and i can’t thank him enough, he took wonderful photos of my children. Amazing memories. Ask for Alain and you won’t regret :)

  • From Paris: Versailles by Bike and Palace Entrance

    6. From Paris: Versailles by Bike and Palace Entrance

    Before meeting your guide at 8:45 AM at Le Peloton Café in Paris, take time to grab a craft coffee or delectable waffle to start you off. After meeting your enthusiastic guide and the rest of your group members at the café, you'll take the train together to Versailles. Upon arrival, the first stop will be at the Versailles farmer's market, one of the best in France. Get all the best recommendations on what to buy from your guide, and sweet talk the vendors for some delicious food. After the market, you'll ride into the amazing royal grounds and experience the legendary gardens of Versailles. Walk through the often-missed peasant village created for Marie Antoinette, and the Petit Trianon, which was her personal castle and residence. Stop next for a picnic through the gardens along the Grand Canal. Set your bike aside and sit in the grass to enjoy the view of the swans and castle. You'l...

    Aly, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of Versailles. We had a nice time exploring the grounds. Biking with a guide is the way to visit the outside of Versailles. You can see and do more this way! Thanks for a lovely experience!

  • Paris: Eiffel Tower, Versailles & Arc de Triomphe Combo Tour

    7. Paris: Eiffel Tower, Versailles & Arc de Triomphe Combo Tour

    Optimize your stay in Paris by visiting the most impressive monuments in France with this combo tour. Discover the Eiffel Tower in the morning with a local guide. Go up to the summit and be amazed by the panoramic view of Paris. Next, visit the Arc de Triomphe and explore the monument and its museum at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the amazing views from the terrace. In the afternoon, head over to the Château de Versailles, a symbol of the French monarchy. Marvel at the luxurious royal apartments and French gardens on another self-guided tour. All entrance tickets for the day are included.

  • Versailles: Orly Airport (ORY) Private Transfer

    8. Versailles: Orly Airport (ORY) Private Transfer

    Travel between Orly Airport and Versailles in safety and comfort with this pre-booked private transfer. Benefit from pickup or drop off anywhere in Versailles and get help with your luggage. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your transfer to your needs by choosing the most suitable option. To ensure a smooth transfer, you will receive a text message shortly before your pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, the driver will be there to greet you on arrival.

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

    9. 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 ...

    Don’t miss this tour! Stu & Niki go above and beyond to make sure their tour guests have all their expectations met! With all the difficulties and changes associated with traveling during COVID, they were so patient and helpful in answering our many questions long before the trip even began. They were very responsive and made a number of accommodations from helping us with private transportation to offering to hold our luggage during our tour. Once we arrived in Paris the bike tour, visit to the market, picnic lunch on the Grand Canal and guided tour of Versailles exceed our expectations! Our tour guide Nichola, was simply amazing. So informative and funny all in one. I have traveled all over the world and this is not a tour you want to miss! If only Stu and Niki could operate all the tour companies in Paris! They know how to do it best!!!

  • Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Entrance and Breakfast

    10. 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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What people are saying about Versailles

Don’t miss this tour! Stu & Niki go above and beyond to make sure their tour guests have all their expectations met! With all the difficulties and changes associated with traveling during COVID, they were so patient and helpful in answering our many questions long before the trip even began. They were very responsive and made a number of accommodations from helping us with private transportation to offering to hold our luggage during our tour. Once we arrived in Paris the bike tour, visit to the market, picnic lunch on the Grand Canal and guided tour of Versailles exceed our expectations! Our tour guide Nichola, was simply amazing. So informative and funny all in one. I have traveled all over the world and this is not a tour you want to miss! If only Stu and Niki could operate all the tour companies in Paris! They know how to do it best!!!

Our tour guide was incredible! Great knowledge, spoke several languages AND stood in line so we didn't have to. Due to Covid 19 non ticket holders and tour groups have to stand in the same line (for hours!) Our guide stood in line for us while we visited the Gardens and were very detailed and prompt with meeting times and locations. Would highly recommend this tour. Enjoy!

Amazing photos..my photographer was Alain and i can’t thank him enough, he took wonderful photos of my children. Amazing memories. Ask for Alain and you won’t regret :)

Order in the entrance. Calm and well organized people. Beautiful place. I must come back to enjoy it more.

Very nice experience :) The guy with us he was excellent and very helpfull. Its worth it!