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

  • Duration 5 hour(s)
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  • Priority access for an easier entry to the palace
  • Visit of the Palace of Versailles in complete autonomy
  • Explore the gardens of Versailles in complete freedom
  • The history of the Kings of France told through audio-guided comments
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Mônica Tour Escort since 2015 I am fascinated by the monarchy. Versailles is an example of the supremacy and sovereignty, and the fashion and luxury of a select elite who, within its walls, established many of the customs we still follow today. It is a reflection of a unique era in world history, of a powerful and sovereign king, envied throughout Europe. Come and discover the anecdotes, the daily life of the chateau, the secrets of the Court and the behind-the-scenes stories.

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


Statue of Louis XIV

Please note:

  • The entrance ticket of the gardens is included everyday, 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
  • The departure time will be 8:15 am to 12:15 pm 
  • Skip the line access to the Palace of Versalles is subject to constraints: security checks or unforeseen traffic can cause a waiting time
  • Duration on-site: 2h

The price includes:

  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens 
  • Palace of Versailles audio guide rental

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation

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 Paris City Vision office on the day of your departure.

Organized by PARISCityVISION

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Cancellation Policy
2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)


DEPARTURE

PARISCityVISION Agency

2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris


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Duration

5 hour(s)

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Number of reviews :   29
Average rating :   4,6/5 
3/5
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.
4/5
Beautiful gardens.
5/5
Lovely guide, she gave clear instructions and got us in swiftly. Half day audio was perfect.
3/5
Was not able to listen to the recording due to the fact our visit was cut short.
5/5
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