Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with priority access from Paris

5/5 (12 reviews)
  • Description

A UNESCO world heritage site, the Palace of Versailles was the home of Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their court from 1682 until the French revolution in 1789. Accompanied by your guide, you will discover the Palace of Versailles, a symbol of royal power: its baroque architecture, sumptuous decor, artwork and furniture made by the greatest artisans at the time. you can then enjoy some free time to wander around the French formal gardens surrounding the palace.

You will leave our agency situated in the center of Paris for a 45 minute train (RER) journey to the Palace of Versailles along with your guide.

Entrance to the Royal Palace of Versailles
Entrance to the Royal Palace of Versailles

You will be given a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles allowing you to immerse yourself in French royal life. It is spread out over a surface area of 67,000 m² and made up of more than 700 rooms. You will be able to access the most beautiful rooms in the palace without having to queue: the king’s apartments with their 7 living rooms decorated on the theme of a god, the salle du Sacre and the majestic Hall of Mirrors, a reception room designed by renowned architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Measuring 73 m long, it was designed to dazzle King Louis XIV’s visitors, with the light entering through the 17 windows and its 350 mirrors. It opens onto the palace’s magnificent gardens, the second part of the visit.

You can then explore the gardens at your own pace and admire the 386 works of art, the fountains, ponds, flower beds and copses. In the summer, numerous events are held, including the Musical Fountains Show.

You can take your time visiting the rest of the grounds and catch the train back to Paris whenever you’re ready.

Please note:

  • Important: the Queen’s apartments are currently closed for renovation. From April 1st, the Queen apartments will reopen, you will be able to visit them again.
  • Between April and October 2018, an entrance fee is payable to access the gardens (fee not included - to pay on site) on the following dates:
    On the dates of the MUSICAL FOUNTAIN SHOW: Saturdays and Sundays from March 31 until October 28, 2018 + Tuesdays from May 22 until June 26, 2018 + Friday March 30, 2018 
    On the dates of the MUSICAL GARDENS: Tuesdays from March 27 until May 15, 2018 and from July 3 until October 30, 2018
    Bank holidays and exceptional dates (May 1, May 8, May 10, August 15)
  • We strongly recommend that you do not wear high-heeled shoes (wooden floor inside the palace and large cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Prams are forbidden in the palace• Access to the palace is difficult for people with reduced mobility
  • Non-flash photography is authorized inside the palace
  • Avoid visiting on Tuesday morning: very busy
  • On-site visit duration: 2h

The price includes:

  • Transport from Paris by train (RER)
  • Fast track ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (with the exception of certain dates for the gardens)
  • The services of a tour guide

The price does not include:

Transport to/from your place of residenceVisit of the gardens on certain dates (See the section “Please note”)

    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 PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

    • Duration 4 hour(s)
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    • Highlights
    • Half-day trip to the Palace of Versailles leaving Paris by train
    • Fast track ticket: guided tour of the Hall of Mirrors, the grand apartments
    • Discover the history of the Palace of Versailles with a tour guide
    • Free time to explore the gardens created by André Le Nôtre

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    • Practical information

    Organized by ParisCityVision

    Code : VRER


    Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
    2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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    Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides


    4 hour(s)


    End of the tour at the Palace

    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 12
    Average rating : 4.9 /5
    Tour far exceeded my expectations just by getting one past the front door. Tour takes place inside Versailles Palace. Be Aware other companies may say Versailles but only show one the garden.
    Nothing to recomend or criticize. The guide was very knowledgeable . Also, and thus is not your fault, but the palace was complete packed with people making moving, seeing, and hearing problematic!
    Overall, a good your. Unfortunately, Versailles is so crowded it is difficult to really enjoy the visit. Tour guide shared several interesting historical tidbits. Train from/to Paris is great for those who know the area.
    As a beginner in the french language, I chose the guided tour in french for training and also because was the only with availability. The guide had the concernment to ask me all the time if she was going too quick and, in fact, I understood everything that she explained, and she explained a lot. She had a lot of knowledge and made all of our group to feel comfortable. The skip the line is very helpful.
    Anne Sophie was an exceptional guide! She was so knowledgeable and informative.