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Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Full Access Ticket

1. Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Full Access Ticket

Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles with a pre-booked 1-day or 2-day full access pass. Explore the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals. Get a sense of life in the French court as you take a walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the legendary gardens at your own pace, and admire fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Enjoy access to the Grand and Petit Trianon in their own grounds. See where the “Sun King” would entertain in private, and where he would go to escape the rigors of court life. Then, go to Marie Antoinette’s Estate, and discover where she would seek refuge in private.

From Paris: Versailles Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

2. From Paris: Versailles Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

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. Meet your guide in front of the Pullman Hotel in Paris. Board your luxurious air-conditioned coach, sit back, and relax on the short ride to Versailles. 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.

From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Gardens w/ Transportation

3. From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Gardens w/ Transportation

Stroll the expansive royal gardens, see yourself in the 357 mirrors of the glittering Hall of Mirrors, and learn about France’s monarchical history on this visit to the Palace of Versailles. Skip the hassle of getting to the palace from Paris with pre-booked transportation and admission.  Imagine yourself a member of the French court as you peruse the ornate state apartments that housed the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789. Get the details on palace gossip and France’s revolutionary history with an included audio guide. Spend hours exploring the legendary gardens. Admire the pristine fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Discover Marie Antoinette’s private estate and controversial hamlet by choosing the full-day option.

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

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

Discover the Palace of Versailles and Trianons in their entirety on this full-day tour of the formal royal residences just outside Paris. Be transported back in time as your guide shares tales of love affairs and an assassination attempt within the palace compound.  Start your guided tour of Versailles in the ornate state apartments. Enjoy visits to the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Reception Halls. Hear incredible stories about the Sun King and life at court as you explore the palace grounds and outbuildings.  Enjoy a noontime lunch, then head to the Grand Trianon. Here, you will learn why Louis XIV built this private residence for himself and his mistress Madame de Montespan. The tour continues to Marie-Antoinette’s picturesque retreat and ends in majestic gardens, which you can explore at leisure.

Versailles: 2-Hour Private Tour for Families & Children

5. 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 staterooms. Avoid the dry historical commentaries of some tours. With your guide, hear the entertaining stories and facts designed with families and children in mind. Step into another world as you roam the magnificent halls and create memories you will all cherish for a lifetime. Your guide will 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.

Paris: Versailles Sunset Bike Tour with Fireworks Show

6. Paris: Versailles Sunset Bike Tour with Fireworks Show

Experience the magic of Versailles at sunset, and be amazed as the gardens are brought to life with lighting, music, special effects, and a stunning fireworks display. Meet your guide in central Paris and head to Versailles by train. After being fitted for your bikes, ride to the market square to buy supplies for a relaxing picnic at the bakeries and shops suggested by your guide. Continue to the grounds of Versailles, cruising along tree-lined trails and paths as you take in the majestic views. Stop at highlights such as Marie Antoinette's hamlet, as you learn the history and tales of life at the royal court from your knowledgeable guide. Pedal over to the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon, and onwards to the Grand Canal. Stop for a picnic overlooking the sprawling palace, before visiting inside the famous landmark. Skip the lines with pre-reserved tickets and get exclusive after-hours access to the palace. Enjoy plenty of space to marvel the royal chambers, and watch costumed performers as they dance, sing, and play musical instruments. After exploring inside the palace, enter the gardens for a spectacular fountain show at sunset. Enjoy a fantastic evening filled with music, special effects, and an incredible fireworks display over the Grand Canal. Return to Paris by train, where your tour will end.

Versailles Palace Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

7. Versailles Palace Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

This fun, private two-hour tour not only introduces you to the wonders of this iconic palace of the French kings, but it also includes an energetic family recipe. Participants will have to use their deduction and creative skills to answer questions about the castle treasures and items, including the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, so your little detectives stay captivated, while you learn about the most famous castle of the French monarchy. This is both a fun and educational way to discover this unique palace west of Paris. This is a tour your children will remember for a long time. The tour guide will focus their energy on them during the tour, without forgetting the parents to make it fun for the whole family.

Paris: Full-Day Small Group Excursion to Versailles

8. Paris: Full-Day Small Group Excursion to Versailles

For one day, feel like a king or queen when venturing out to the famous and radiant Versailles. Start the tour with a pick-up from your accommodation. In your minibus, relax and meet your guide and get to know each other before your visit. Discover the palace, its spectacular architecture and its splendid rooms like the King and Queen’s Apartments, livings room steeped in stories and the breathtaking Mirror Gallery designed to impress visitors with its 357 mirrors. This visit will finish with a presentation of the Versailles Gardens. After being stunned by this fantastic place, take a deep breath and have a break. You are free to have lunch wherever you'd like in Versailles. Your guide will advise you on a restaurant located in the heart of Pavillon Dufour. Taste refined creations of Alian Ducasse in an exceptional and contemporary setting that remembers the Sun King’s splendor. Dine on preserved duck foie gras, quince and toasted brioche, steamed turbot, truffled hollandaise sauce and green apple pineapple vacherin. Appreciate a stroll at your own pace through the Le Notre’s gardens. Its fountains and sculptures tell mythological and exciting stories that will surprise you. Be charmed by numerous secrets of this natural area.  Finally, be surprised by a complete change of scenery and explore the Marie Antoinette Estate, a place marked by French characters such as the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte or Marie Antoinette. Wander in the Little and Great Trianons, the most refined monuments in Versailles, and in the cute Queen Hamlet created especially for the famous Queen Marie Antoinette. Your local guide will be there at your disposal all day to answer your questions and to reveal all the secrets of the Versailles Estate.

Versailles: Private Guided Tour of the Palace

9. Versailles: Private Guided Tour of the Palace

Listed for 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century. The former hunting lodge of Louis the 13th was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis the 14th, who installed his court and his government there in 1682. Until the French Revolution, kings succeeded each other, embellishing the castle each to their own. This private 2-hour tour introduces you to the wonders of this iconic palace of the French kings. Hear about the history of this place and its inhabitants, its evolution through the centuries, and its place today in the tourist market. Discover the rooms and objects making this castle an essential place of the French monarchy during your visit to Paris, including the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors and the queen's and king's apartments.

From Paris: Versailles Palace And Garden Small Group Tour

10. From Paris: Versailles Palace And Garden Small Group Tour

Explore the royal Palace of Versailles on a 3-hour tour from Paris. Trace the footsteps of royalty as you discover one of the most lavish palaces in the world. You’ll meet your guide in Paris and travel to Versailles by train. Learn about the construction of one of the most famous palaces in the world from your knowledgeable guide. Explore the many apartments that make up the royal residences, and see the famous Hall of Mirrors. After you’ve seen the beautiful palace with your guide, you will have time to walk through the lushous 2,000 acres of gardens. Your guide will provide you with your return train tickets and leave you to explore the gardens at your own pace. To create these manicured gardens, thousands of trees were imported from all over France. When you are ready, you will return to Paris by train.

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What people are saying about The Palace at Versailles Estate

It’s very nice to not have to try and navigate the public transportation to get to Versailles. The bus ride was nice and cool and comfortable. You get your tickets as well as an audio guide and get to self navigate through the palace. Five hours seems like a long time but at first sight is not very long at all. Just be aware it goes quick.

Everything was seamless and as promised. There wasn’t a hitch in schedule or activities as planned. Our tour guide, Francois ( Sp? ) was the most intelligent and thoughtful guides I’ve ever had- anywhere! He guided us through the crowds as well as an expert. Bravo!

We didn’t use a guide, but followed the map and had fun running through the gardens! Booking was easy and the tickets worked perfectly!

How it tells the story, and how we got to see the entire castle.

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