Audio Guided Tour of the Palace from Versailles
- Discover the history of the Kings of France with an unforgettable audio guided tour of Versailles Palace
- Audio guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, departure on site
- Free visit to go at your own pace
- Walk through the magnificent "French" gardens at Versailles
This visit of the Palace of Versailles is ideal if you are staying nearby Versailles. You will explore this incredible royal residence in complete autonomy. Equipped with an audio-guide, you will discover the history of these kings of France through the apartments in which they lived. You will then have time to walk around the gardens as you wish.
You will find our Paris City Vision representative in front of the Bar du Chateau located at 9 rue Colbert 78 000 Versailles. He will give you your audio guide, that you can use only in the Palace and will guide you directly inside the Palace.
The Palace of Versailles
Once inside, you can freely visit the King's state apartments. The remarks spoken in the language of your choice will allow you to discover the history of the kings of France (Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI) that lived in the palace. Go through the various rooms and immerse yourself in royal life while you contemplate the rooms superbly decorating by the theme of a god and furnished with period furniture. Admire the baroque architecture and follow the path indicated by your audio-guide while you take in the place. You will arrive in the majestic Hall of Mirrors the once served as a reception hall and hosted great ceremonies such as princely weddings. You will be thrilled with its size and the light from the big windows that look out onto the garden.
You can continue your visit in the garden's alleyways. Designed by architect André Le Nôtre, you will marvel at the beauty of this garden that is the perfect example of French gardens. Wander the paths and admire the flowerbeds and magnificent statue-topped fountains. If you make the excursion on the day of the Grandes Eaux Musicales, you will have the chance to attend this extraordinary spectacle of the Fountains against a backdrop of baroque music.
At the end of your tour, please bring back the audio guides to the place of departure.
- Audio guide in 11 languages: English, German, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
- Baby strollers are not permitted inside the palace
- Access to the palace is difficult for people with limited mobility
- From April 1st, the tour includes a time-stamped tour with skip-the-line access to the Château de Versailles and the Domaine du Trianon (Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon and Hameau de la Reine), as well as to the gardens.
- The services of a tour escort
- Skip the line ticket to the Palace of Versailles
- Tickets for the Palace of Versailles and the Gardens
- Palace audio guide
- From April 1st: access to the Château de Versailles and the Domaine du Trianon
- Guided visit
- Tickets to the Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet
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Audio Guided Tour of the Palace from Versailles
1 adult x 40,00 €
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)
Preparation of the tour
Address : Le Bar du Chateau
9 rue Colbert, 78 000 Versailles
Organized by PARISCityVISION
Tour Code: VOC
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We did the Versailles Palace tour on Tuesday 16 April. When we booked (in early 2019) our printed confirmation told us that the meeting point would be an address in Versailles and not near the Louis XIV statue as it was previously. We faithfully went to the address (near the Palace, on the main square) to find no one there. Not a sign, not a shopfront, not a buzzer to press. We were there at 8:45am (as instructed by our confirmation letter) and began to worry we’d been ripped off. After checking the paperwork we began roaming the square, checking the statue and the front gate, finding two (empty) PCV tour vans but no representatives. We also tried to call but were put on hold (given it was the day after the Notre Dame fire we understand that the operators would be busy). Finally, at about 8:58am I found two staff members at the address, in the vestibule, about to come and find us. It was nearly fifteen minutes after we’d been asked to arrive which is a long time when you see your visit to Versailles being a potential non event. The representatives were agitated and on the phone a lot, but very polite and helpful. We went through the security check and up to the group entry point while our (slightly frazzled) representatives disappeared inside for about 20 mins. They came out with tickets and made many more phone calls (heated) and told us a guide would come soon with a group and we would go in with the group. Fifteen more minutes and the guide came. He then proceeded to shout at the representative while we and his group looked on, embarrassed. The ticket queue for the Palace, while long, was moving well by this point and making a mockery of our careful attempt to have early, easy, fast entry. At 10am (1hr15min) after arriving we made it inside and apart from having to repeat several times that we had paid for audio guides before we got them, the rest of our visit was smooth. Although I feel this is because PCV had nothing to do with us from then on! If I could suggest, better signage at the address, a clear explanation of what is going to happen and a word to guides to keep their professional cool at all times. We realise as we travelled independently to Versailles we were a little different to those who take the tour from Paris but as PCV does offer this option it’s important to cater properly for those who choose it.
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C. Rebecca the 4/17/19
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