Audio Guided Tour of the Palace from Versailles

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  • Description

If you want to visit Versailles in total freedom, take this excursion to discover the Palace and the Gardens with comments from an audio-guide.

You can find our PARISCityVISION representative at the 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.

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 take the excursion on the day of the "Grandes Eaux Musicales," you can watch this extraordinary fountain spectacle set to baroque music.

At the end of your tour, 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. 

Menu

Medallion of Scallops
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Poultry escalope with Normandy cream sauce
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Fruit salad
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A glass of wine, orange juice or Coca-Cola
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Vegetarian dish available on the spot 

Child menu

Paris ham or Eggs Mayonnaise
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Chicken nuggets and fried potatoes or Breaded fish and pasta
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Surprise ice cream or Chocolate mousse
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A soft drink to choose

Please note:

  • 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

The price includes :

  • Tickets for the Palace of Versailles and the Gardens
  • Palace audio guide
  • The services of a tour escort
  • Skip the line ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • Depending on the option selected, lunch and drink at the French brasserie “le Café bleu du Roi” 

The price does not include :

  • Guided Visit
  • Transport
  • Tickets to the Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet 

    Further information on your confirmation voucher :

    You must show the representative this e-mailed exchange voucher at 9 rue Colbert 78 000 Versailles, at least 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

    • Duration 1:30 hour
    • Tour language
    • Highlights
    • Discover the history of the Kings of France with an unforgettable audio guided tour of Versailles Palace
    • Free visit to go at your own pace
    • Walk through the magnificent "French" gardens at Versailles
    • You can select the option with the lunch at the « Café bleu du Roi » restaurant.

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    Audio Guided Tour of the Palace from Versailles
    Audio Guided Tour of the Palace from Versailles – Lunch included

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    • Practical information

    Organized by ParisCityVision

    Code : VOC

    Departure

    Address : 9 rue Colbert, 78000 Versailles
    9 rue Colbert, 78000 Versailles
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    Duration

    1:30 hour

    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 1
    Average rating : 3 /5
    3/5
    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.