Skip-the-line Audio Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles

5/5 (24 reviews)
  • Description

A UNESCO World Heritage site, 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. Your audio guide commentary gives you the perfect opportunity to visit the majestic Palace of Versailles at your own pace. Admire its Baroque architecture, sumptuous decoration, works of art, and the furniture created by some of history's greatest artisans. After your tour, enjoy a stroll through the palace's gardens.

Room in Versailles Palace
Palace of Versailles

Stretching for more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace of Versailles consists of over 700 rooms. Your audio guide will help you find your way during your visit, tell you about the history of the palace, and immerse you in its special atmosphere. Visit the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Grand Apartment, with seven salons each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.), and the Queen's Grand Apartment, laid out in a mirror image of those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Queen Marie Antoinette.  Spend time marveling at the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, a unique room in which guests were received and impressed, designed by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was designed to astonish the Sun King's (Louis XIV) visitors and is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors. It also offers breathtaking views of the palace's beautiful gardens.

In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the gardener André Le Nôtre to lay out the grounds and gardens, something that was just as important as the construction of the palace itself as far as the king was concerned. Spend time exploring the Palace of Versailles gardens and admire the many artworks they contain (more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds and woodland. During the Summer months, a range of activities are organized, such as the "Grandes Eaux,” when the many fountains are made to dance to music.

Statue of Louis XIV at Versailles Palace
Statue of Louis XIV

Please note :

  • The tour changes from April 1st :
    - The entrance ticket of the gardens is included everyday, the Musical fountains display and Musical Gardens days included.      
  • Important: Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works
  • Warning : from April to October, the entrance fees to the VERSAILLES gardens are NOT INCLUDED: 
    - On "MUSICAL FOUNTAIN DISPLAY" days ( Saturday and Sunday from March 31st to October 28th 2018 + Tuesdays from May 22nd to     June 26th 2018 and  Friday, March 30th, 2018) and on certain holidays May 8th, May 10th and August 15th 2018.). 
    - On "MUSICAL GARDENS" days ( Every Tuesday from March 27 to May 15, 2018 (except Tuesday May 1st,and  Tuesday May 8)  and every Tuesday from July 3 to October 30, 2018. Every Friday from April 6 to October 26, 2018
    - On bank holidays and exceptional days.
  • Priority access to the Palace of Versailles
  • We strongly advise against high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility
  • Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace
  • Tuesday mornings are not recommended due to the high number of visitors
  • On-site visit duration: 2h

The price includes:

  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (except on certain dates for the gardens)
  • Palace of Versailles audio guide rental

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Admission to the gardens on certain dates (see above)

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 4 hour(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Enjoy a half-day excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket for the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Apartments 
  • Self-guided tour with an audio guide to tell you about the history of the palace
  • Explore the gardens designed by André Le Nôtre at your own pace

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Skip-the-line Audio Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 24
Average rating : 4.5 /5
Very good
The tour needed at least another 30 minutes to not be rushed.
Not the fault of the agency for high volume crowds. Only suggestion we would offer is to “mark a end of tour meeting place on the palace grounds” on the tour hand out and mao. Instructions of the guide proved to be to vague and quickly forgotten.
Waited a long while out in sun while guide got our tickets at Versailles. But happy with day.
Super easu and what a time saver! Thank you!
The Skip-the-Line Audio Guided Tour was just as described on the website. When checking in to redeem our vouchers prior to boarding, the staff members were super friendly and helpful. The Skip-the-Line was well worth the money to avoid the long line on site of Versailles as it is in the hot sun with no shade whatsoever. The tour guides escorted us to a side entrance where there was no line and we went right inside. The tour guides were excellent and made sure we understood everything before leaving us to do our tour independently. On the return bus ride, Dominique pointed out some of the sites we passed along the way which was quite nice. I would highly recommend this company and this particular tour.
It was good, although I was expecting total time of 6 hours and it was about 4.