The gardens and the park of the Palace of Versailles are found in Versailles, in the south-west of Paris. Both have been named World Heritage Sites by Unesco. Welcoming around 10 million visitors every year. Louis XIV considered the gardens of equal importance to the Palace itself and wanted it to live up to the same scale. In 1661, he put architect André Le Nôtre in charge of creating his new marvel, having already proved himself capable through his celebrated works in the Tuileries gardens and the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Assisted by Colbert, Le Brun and Mansart, Le Nôtre created his French Versailles gardens across a ninety hectare surface, forming part of a park made up of some eight hundred hectares. This enormous project lasted forty years despite having the best men on the job. It was necessary to adjust the bayous surrounding the castle and to plant adult trees that had been taken from different parts of France. Other than the castle, the park is a sublime setting to see various other buildings, the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, the Temple of Love, the Hameau de la Reine Marie-Antoinette (the Queen's Hamlet), the Grand Canal and the Orangerie. Versailles gardens include two thousand ponds and fountains, three hundred and fifty thousand trees, and every year three hundred thousand flowers are planted. Versailles is truly an open air museum enriched with white marble statues, sculptures and vases. Each summer, the musical fountain show provides a unique way to discover the fountains and botanical life, with their waters flowing to the rhythm of the music. Also, not to be missed, is the Royal Gardens musical fountain show at nightfall, lit up as the sun disappears, this is a surprising visual and audio treat. Enjoy a beautiful Summer's afternoon with a guided visit of the gardens of Versailles, as part of the Versailles with guide and Special Foutains Show. Or, spend a Royal Evening at Versailles.
Tour available from June 20, 2015. Visit Versailles in the evening. Visit the Palace and attend the Serenade inside the Hall of Mirrors. Visit the gardens and discover the wonderful night Musical Fountains.
Skip-the-line Full-Day Excursion to Versailles: Guided Tour of the Palace and the Trianon with Lunch at the Grand Canal
Skip-the-line access to visit the Palace of Versailles with PARISCityVISION. Guided visit of the King's main state apartments, the Trianons and the Queen’s Hamlet. Enjoy lunch in the park.
Visit the Palace of Versailles on your own with audio-guide, discover the main state apartments and stroll around the gardens.
Full-Day Excursion: Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles, Paris City Tour, Seine Cruise, and the Eiffel Tower skip-the-line
Enjoy a guided visit of the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line access and discover the gardens at your leisure. Lunch (except drinks) in Paris. City tour of Paris.Seine river cruise. Skip the line ticket to the Eiffel Tower up to the second floor.
Guided visit of the Palace of Versailles in the morning with skip-the-line access and time to stroll around the gardens "à la française" at your leisure. Return trip by bus from/to the center of Paris, priority access inside the Palace.
Small group Day Trip to Versailles : Guided Visit of Versailles Palace & Trianon with Grand Canal Lunch
Guided tour of the State Apartment and the park of Versailles with skip-the-line access. Lunch in a restaurant near the Grand Canal. Finally, guided visits of the Trianons and Queen’s Hamlet. Minibus tour from / to your location place in Paris.
Experience the history of the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line ticket and its magnificent gardens. Morning guided visit of Versailles, minibus transportation from Paris. Pick-up and drop-off at your residence in Paris.
Tour available from April 1, 2015. Full day bus tour : Guided visit of Giverny gardens, visit Claude Monet’s house on your own. Lunch at "Moulin de Fourges" restaurant. Skip-the-line ticket to enjoy a really nice guided visit of the Palace of Versailles.
Skip-the-line access to visit Versailles with a guide in the afternoon : visit the main state apartments and discover the gardens at your leisure. Versailles in the afternoon is less crowded than in morning time. Departure and return at the center of Paris by bus.
Skip-the-line access to visit the Palace of Versailles with our guide. Visit the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Then enjoy your free time in the magnificent gardens. Minibus tour to Versailles from/to your hotel in Paris