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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Hall of Mirrors

Half Day Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour From Versailles

Product ID: 188658
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Join this 3-hour guided visit to the Chateau of Versailles, the most prestigious and famous royal palace in Europe. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, explore the lavish state apartments, and see magnificent gardens.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles, home of the Sun King Louis XIV
  • Stroll through the magnificent gardens with your guide
  • Skip the famously long lines with reserved entry times
  • Marvel at the incredible Fountain shows or Musical Gardens (depending on day of visit)
  • Listen to an expert, English-speaking guide
Full description
Learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world on this tour. Your expert English-speaking guide will bring the extravagant lives of the royal family and the French court at Versailles to life. Small groups allow for a relaxed and intimate visit.

Your guide will take you on 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 splendours of this incredible palace. The 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.

Learn how the Kings and Queens lived out their lavish lives in public, how they kept the gossiping courtiers under their thumb, and stole Italy’s thunder by making Versailles the artistic center of Europe. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette; you’ll quickly understand why she hated the palace so much. Her opulent lifestyle here would ultimately lead to her tragic demise under the French Revolution; she left Versailles in 1789 never to return.

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 discover the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of Kings and Queens. At the end of your tour your guide will be happy to give you advice on further places to visit or where to enjoy a great meal in this beautiful royal city.
Includes
  • Guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Transportation to and from Paris
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the bronze statue of King Louis XIV on horseback directly in front of the Palace of Versailles.

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Important information
Know before you go
This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking.
Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
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Value for money
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Memories DMC France

Product ID: 188658