9. Paris: Versailles Palace & Trianon Castles E-Bike Tour
Meet your guide and get set up with your e-bike. Start the tour by crossing the park of Saint-Cloud (1500 acres). Discover the fountains of the Grande Cascade designed by Hardouin-Mansart and Le Pautre.
Be amazed by the history of the former Royal Castle of Saint-Cloud. This castle was the residence of Philippe d'Orléans, the young brother of Louis XIV. It was also the residence of Napoleon. Pass through the statues of the Parterre des 24 jets. Take a selfie a great viewof Paris in the background.
Ride through the small village of Marnes-la-Coquette. Admire the beautiful architecture of this small town located at "the gates of Paris".
Then, explore the Fausses-Reposes as you ride along paths sheltered from the sun under the canopy of the trees.
Arrive at the iconic Palace of Versailles, surrounded by stunning fountains and lush gardens. Avoid the queues with skip-the-line entry to the palace. Explore the Hall of Mirrors with an audio guide.
Afterward, meet your guide again to head to the Notre-Dame market. Purchase a variety of delicious local products according to your budget such as wine, cheese, baguettes, or saucisson. Your guide, a former restaurateur, will be happy to advise you.
Enjoy your picnic lunch by the water on the banks of the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal is located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.
After lunch, visit the Trianon estate at your own pace. See the Gand Trianon castle which was of great importance to Louis XIV. Then, discover the Petit Trianon castle gifted to Marie-Antoinette by Louis XVI.
Stroll through the gardens, the Temple of Love, and the hamlet of Marie-Antoinette. Then hop back on your bike and peddle your way back through the forest. Finish the tour in the park of Saint-Cloud with beautiful views of Paris in the background.