Skip-the-line admission for a full day guided tour to the Palace of Versailles and the Trianon, with lunch at the Grand Canal. A beautiful way to spend a day in the famous Versailles!
Total trip duration is 9 hours. The bus leaves from central Paris.
The Palace of Versailles was the residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789. The tour guide will help understand the architecture, decorations, works of art as you walk through the palace (it has over 700 rooms!). Visit the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Queen Marie Antoinette. Spend time at the Hall of Mirrors, designed by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. It is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors, with breathtaking views of the palace's beautiful gardens.
Afterwards, spend some time in the famous Versailles gardens that dates back to 1661, when Louis XIV commissioned the gardener André Le Nôtre to layout the grounds for the gardens. There are some 200 statues in the gardens. Fountains and beautiful flowerbeds are an integral part of the landscape.
Then enjoy lunch in a restaurant not far from the Grand Canal. The second part of your visit includes an afternoon tour of the Small and Large Trianons and the Queen's Hamlet. Your guide will take you on a tour of the royal family's secondary residences, including the large Trianon Palace of Versailles, a palace built for Louis XIV.
- you will ride the mini-train across the gardens to the Trianon in winter, but will walk through the gardens to the Trianon during the summer time
- flat shoes are highly recommended (parquet flooring in the palace's rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
- strollers are not permitted in the palace and the two Trianons
- this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties or reduced mobility: it includes about three hours of brisk walking.
After you purchase a tour online, you will receive a confirmation voucher. Please present it at the departure point on the day of the tour. The bus leaves from 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris (not far from the Louvre Museum). Return to central Paris is around 5.30 pm (subject to traffic).
Please be at departure point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled tour start time.
All sales final. No exchanges or refunds.