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Afternoon in the Petit Trianon & Estate of Marie Antoinette

Product ID: 123719
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Visit the hidden jewel of Versailles, the private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette. Spend an afternoon visiting her beautiful private mansion, lovely gardens and personal Normandy style village, all tucked away in the magnificent gardens of the Palace.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM
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  • Visit the charming Petit Trianon, private mansion of Queen Marie-Antoinette
  • Stroll through the beautiful landscaped gardens of the Palace and the private gardens of Marie-Antoinete
  • Ride the Petit Train to and from the domain of Marie Antoinette
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During this three-hour tour you’ll visit the Petit Trianon, an exquisite private palace set in a luxuriant garden where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time. Over 4 million people annually visit the Palace of Versailles, but for nearly 90% of the visitors the experience is limited to the State Apartments and the distant perspective of the gardens. With your expert and entertaining guide, you have the rare opportunity to really make the period and the personalities come to life by continuing your visit into more exclusive areas. Upon leaving the main palace behind, explore the surprising atmospheres and art hidden in the garden’s many groves. 

With a diamond-encrusted key, Louis XVI offered his wife Marie Antoinette an escape from the ritualized public life she found so suffocating. This key unlocked the small Petit Trianon palace, sheltered from gossip and criticism, where she could feel free. Follow in her footsteps, through her English gardens and into the place she called home. The furniture and decoration authentically represents the queen’s own taste and favored craftsmen. Y

Just down the path from the richly adorned palace, Marie Antoinette commissioned a replica rustic village, evoking Normandy with its thatched cottages and dairy herd. Here she appreciated the informal atmosphere and healthy air, and indulged in pastoral amusements. No visit to Versailles is complete without a visit to the domain of Marie Antoinette. For your comfort, and to reduce the walking distance on the tour, take the Petit Train to and from the domain of Marie Antoinette.
  • Guided visit of Marie-Antoinette’s personal gardens, private hamlet, and peek into her private theater
  • Guided visit to the Petit Trianon
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Group limited to 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Ride on the Petit Train to and from the domain of Marie-Anoinette
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Restaurant Ore, in the courtyard of the Château de Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles. Once you have reached the building, you will see the entrance to the restaurant Ore When facing the Palace, on your left, you will see a sign for entrance A. Go towards it and don't queue, go straight to the left of this wing. Your guide will meet you next to the restaurant entrance.

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Important information
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• A reasonable amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable shoes
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible

From US$ 81.63 per person

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Product ID: 123719