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Embark on a day out from Paris and discover the history of France on a Palace of Versailles tour. Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach to the awe-inspiring palace and witness its magnificence and pomp. This guided tour from Paris is conducted in three languages – English, German and French.
The Palace of Versailles is the most famous palace in France and draws tourists from across the world to explore its richly decorated interiors and formal gardens. Built by Louis the XIV, it served as the seat of the royal court for more than a century. A tour of the palace is a memorable experience and offers a glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of the French nobility. The King’s Suite is particularly lavish with frescoes, woodwork and marble and gilt embellishments. The Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon are two smaller palaces built by Louis the XIV for his family.
You may also visit the beautiful gardens which are almost as impressive as the palace itself. Designed in the formal style, they have marble and bronze statues, fountains and geometrically aligned terraces.
The grandeur of the Palace of Versailles and its splendid gardens will stay with you forever.
01 Apr - 31 Oct : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
01 Nov - 31 Mar : Daily except Monday
(Please refer to please note section for more details)Duration
4 hours approx.Start time
1 April 18 - 31 Mar 19: 8:45am and 2:00pm
The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour concludes at the original point of departure
Accompanied by an English/German-speaking guide, you will travel in an air-conditioned coach from Paris to the Palace of Versailles which was built by Louis the XIV in the mid-17th century. It is the most famous palace in France and served as the political capital of the kingdom.
The guide will lead the tour and take you around the vast palace. Visit the Royal Apartments, the King’s Suite and Queen’s Suite and see lavishly decorated rooms with frescoes, marble, gilt, woodwork and symbols from Roman and Greek mythology.
You will have free time to explore the beautiful Gardens of Versailles at your own pace. In the summer, take a walking tour through the groves and in winter, take a small train ride and admire the breathtakingly beautiful gardens.
After spending quality time at Versailles, reboard your coach for your journey back to Paris. The tour ends at original departure point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
The entrance fee to the gardens is NOT INCLUDED in the tour price on the following days:
Pushchairs are not allowed inside Versailles palace.
Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.
Pictures without flash are permitted inside the palace.
Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
During winters (Nov to Mar), languages are available as per days:
At 8:45am, English : Daily except Monday
French : Sat
German : Tue, Fri
Italian : Wed, Sun
Japanese : Tue
Portuguese : Thu
Spanish : Daily except Monday
At 2pm, Chinese : Fri, Sat
English : Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
French : Wed
German : Sat
Spanish : Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
Queen’s State Apartment will remain suspended due to enhancement activities taking place at the moment.
High-heeled shoes are not recommended due to parquet flooring in the rooms.
Skip the line access is subject to Versailles palace procedures, including the Vigipirate plan, security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow the process.
This tour was everything we expected. A nice bus ride to Versailles, a short wait to enter the palace, a nice guided tour in English, and ample free time to explore the ...Shannon Knecht, United States
...ROBERT H DAVIES, United Kingdom
Claire was a wonderful guide and so helpful. We did not have to wait in the long lines but went straight in. We did the morning half-day tour. This tour is the very best way...William B Roane Jr, United States
very convenient and guide was very talented.
Our tour guide was great.
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