Half Day Audio Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles with Priority Access 75,00 €
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Half Day Audio Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles with Priority Access

Duration 4:30 hour(s)
  • Visit of the Palace of Versailles in complete autonomy
  • Priority access for an easier entry to the palace
  • The history of the Kings of France told through audio-guided comments
  • Gardens entrance ticket and Musical Fountains show are included
  • Explore the gardens of Versailles in complete freedom

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.

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 is organized, such as the "Grandes Eaux,” when the many fountains are made to dance to music.

Please note:

  • The entrance ticket of the gardens is included every day, the Musical fountains display and Musical Gardens days included.
  • 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
  • Skip the line access to the Palace of Versailles is subject to constraints: security checks or unforeseen traffic can cause a waiting time
  • On-site visit duration: 2h30
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The price includes:
  • Ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Palace of Versailles audio guide rental
  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
The price does not include:
  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation

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Half Day Audio Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles with Priority Access

1 adult x 75,00 €

Cancellation fees : Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)

41 reviews

75,00 € / pers.

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Preparation of the tour


Address : Hôtel PULLMAN Paris Tour Eiffel

18 Avenue De Suffren, Entrance au 22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris . Meet our representative with a Paris City Vision sign

Metro :

Bir Hakeim

4:30 hour(s)

Address : Hôtel PULLMAN Paris Tour Eiffel


Metro :

Bir Hakeim

Organized by PARISCityVISION

Tour Code: VO

Reviews from the community

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We really liked the audio format vs. a guide. It allowed us to spend as much as we wanted in each room. Our visit to Paris was short, so time only allowed for the half day tour, which covered the palace well. Definitely do a full day tour if you have time!

(5 of 5)

D. Rosann the 7/23/19

The bus did not have working air conditioning which was torture during current heat wave. My family felt ill during the process. Upon return staff at the counter was apologetic and offered complimentary services which I appreciated. I would have expected for guide to ask for a replacement bus upon arriving to versaille and being aware of the problem and current weather conditions. Otherwise guide was clear and helpful.

(3 of 5)

R. Ricardo the 6/27/19

It was great. Meeting new people and just being able to visit the place at your own place is awesome i would definitely recommend it. Only trouble i have had is that the guide who had to take us to the coach told us to meet her in front of the castle at 14.30 and i did, looked around in the heavy rain, but no one was there. Since it was already 10 mins i decided to go back to the coach by myself and there she was with other people, while some of us was still there looking for her.

(3 of 5)

A. Eswari Poulay the 6/14/19

Beautiful gardens.

(4 of 5)

K. Linda the 6/3/19

Number of reviews : 41

Average rating :

(4.4 of 5)