Half Day Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles with Priority Access in a Small Group (morning)

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Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Leave your Paris accommodation at 8 a.m. for a minibus journey to Versailles; arrival scheduled for around 9 a.m. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of eight to allow you to enjoy a tailor-made excursion with your driver-guide.

One of the most famous historic monuments in the world, the Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 to 1789. Your guide will show you the majestic Palace of Versailles, a symbol of the king's power. Its Baroque architecture, sumptuous decoration, works of art, and furniture were all created by the greatest artisans of the age. After touring the palace, explore the magic of its formal gardens and exceptionally beautiful grounds.

The Palace of Versailles has more than 700 rooms and stretches for over 721,000 square feet. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to visit the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms dedicated to different gods (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.), and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, which include the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others.  Also, admire the grandeur of the Versailles 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 created to dazzle visitors to the Sun King, Louis XIV; it is lit by 17 windows and some 350 mirrors, and overlooks the palace's breath-taking gardens, the second part of your visit.

In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the landscape architect André Le Nôtre to lay out the grounds and gardens, something that was just as important to the king as the construction of the palace itself. Enjoy your free time strolling through the Gardens of Versailles and admire the 386 works of art (including more than 200 statues), fountains, flower beds, ponds, and trees. During the Summer months, a range of activities are organized, such as the Grandes Eaux Musicales, when the fountains are made to dance to music.

You will return to your Paris accommodation at approximately 12 noon.

Please note :

  • Important: Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works
  • The itinerary and schedule may be modified depending on traffic or changes of opening hours at the sights
  • Flat shoes are highly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the palace
  • he skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance
  • On-site visit duration: 2h

The price includes :

  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Services of a driver-guide from our team
  • Minibus 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 give it to the driver-guide on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 4 hour(s)
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  • Morning excursion to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Included priority access ticket with a guided tour of the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments plus free time to explore the gardens
  • Small group tour (maximum of eight people) with a driver-guide
  • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation 

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 55
Average rating : 4.8 /5
Great tour front of line with excellent tour guide. Highly recommend this company.
This tour was fantastic! The driver/guide was very knowledgeable about the art and history of Versailles. The small group made it very personalized, the guide was able to answer questions and give extra details based on our questions and interests. It couldn't have been easier, we were picked up and dropped off at the door to the apartment where we were staying.
Pick up at the hotel was timely and enjoyed the ride to Versailles. We were a group of 4 adults. Andre our tour guide was great. Really enjoyed all the facts about the King Louis'....and the palace as well as some of the trivia. Would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour
Prompt pick up excellent. Serge our guide was knowledgeable and guided us through the crowded Palace with great skill. He covered the main aspects very well. Thank You
We misread and thought it was just transportation, tickets and then a self guided tour - and to our (pleasant) surprise it was a fully guided tour with our small pack of 6 that were in the van. Wonderful guide, plenty of time (although it was winter so we spent very little time in the gardens). Looking forward to visiting in the summer some year and doing a garden tour... Highly recommended! Thank you Paris CityVision
The tour was great. We skipped the long lines, had the right amount time to look around by ourselves as well as be entertained by Pamela. I would thoroughly recommend seeing Versailles this way.