You will visit the huge Palace of Versailles by joining our guide on site. He will introduce you to the superb royal apartments while telling you about the life of the Kings of France of that time, from Francis I to Louis XVI. After this visit, which will immerse you in the history of France, you will have time to stroll through the Palace's gardens.
You'll meet our guide in front of the Bar du Chateau located at 9 rue Colbert 78000 Versailles. Thanks to priority access, you'll have no trouble entering the palace, which has been on the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites for 30 years. Once inside, you'll be immersed in the world of French kings surrounded by a building that perfectly exemplifies 17th century French architecture. Our guide will tell you the history of the great monarchs from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, with lively anecdotes about their reigns and daily lives. You'll walk through the different rooms, each superbly decorated and bearing the name of Greek gods (from the Apollo parlor, to...). The guide will lead you through the palace to majestic Hall of Mirrors. Once a reception hall where numerous ceremonies took place, it has remained the most impressive room in the palace. Its countless mirrors, its length, and perfect condition of the floors, are sure to dazzle.
Entering the Palace of Versailles
You can imagine yourself attending a long-ago ball and gazing out at the park which opens out in front of the large terrace. After the guided tour you'll have the opportunity to stroll through the gardens and admire the work of André le Nôtre, an unparalleled landscape architect, while passing through the walkways and viewing the flowers and fountains that cover the grounds of the park. If your guided tour takes place on a day when the musical water fountains are turned on, you'll have to pay when you enter the gardens in order to enjoy this amazing show.
During Marie-Antoinette's time at the Palace of Versailles, she had her own grounds built below the park, where she could get away from the pompous royal life. You can see it after your visit to the Palace, by purchasing tickets on site. Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet, as well as the Trianon gardens, are not to be missed.At the end of your visit, please bring back the audio guides to the place of departure.
Extra Offer: Lunch at the "Café bleu du Roi" brasserie
Depending on the chosen option, you will then have lunch at the French brasserie “Le café Bleu du Roi”, also located rue Colbert.
Medallion of Scallops
Poultry escalope with Normandy cream sauce
A glass of wine, orange juice or Coca-Cola
Vegetarian dish available on the spot
Paris ham or Eggs Mayonnaise
Chicken nuggets and fried potatoes or Breaded fish and pasta
Surprise ice cream or Chocolate mousse
A soft drink to choose
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Further information on your confirmation voucher:
Present the voucher at your Paris City Vision guide who will meet you in front of the Bar du Chateau located at 9 rue Colbert 78000 Versailles, 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour.
Organized by PARISCityVISION
Code : VAC
2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)