Full Day Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles and Trianons with Priority Access, Lunch included

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Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Palace of Versailles was the residence of three French kings, Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI, their courts, and the French government from 1682 to 1789. Your guide will stay with you throughout the day as you discover the majesty of the Palace of Versailles and its most beautiful rooms (guide commentary will be played through individual headsets). The supreme symbol of royal power, admire the sumptuous decoration, the palace's Baroque architecture, its works of art, and period furniture, all created by skilled craftsmen. After your tour, spend time exploring the beautiful formal gardens before enjoying lunch in a restaurant near the Grand Canal. The second part of your visit includes an afternoon tour of the Small and Large Trianons and the Queen's Hamlet, located in a distant and peaceful corner of the palace's grounds.

Set off from our agency at 8:45 a.m. for a Paris to Versailles tour. Make the most of the 45-minute journey by air-conditioned coach and listen to your guide's introduction to the history of Versailles.

Versailles Palace
Garden and Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles covers an area of over 721,000 square feet and has more than 700 rooms. Follow your guide right to the front of the line with priority access to the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Apartments, with seven elegant salons all dedicated to a different god, and the Queen's Apartments, including the Queen's Bedroom, where Marie Antoinette once slept.  Also, marvel at the majestic Hall of Mirrors, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the  architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Designed to leave visitors to the Sun King speechless, this huge hall with marble and gilded bronze decoration was somewhere to stroll and meet. It was also the setting for sumptuous receptions and royal wedding balls. 

After visiting the palace, make the most of your free time to explore the gardens: admire the many works of art (including more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds, and trees. 

After your stroll, enjoy an included lunch at the "La Petite Venise" restaurant in a peaceful spot right in the heart of the palace's grounds, near the Grand Canal.

Menu restaurant "La Petite Venise"*

Fresh starter of avocado, mango and sesame
**
Rigatoni alla Norma, tomato sauce, fried eggplants, Scarmoza
**
Molten chocolate cake, passion sauce and vanilla cream
**
Water
1 glass of red wine of Pays du Gard or white wine on request
Coffee or Tea

* Example of menu, subjet to modification

Menu Grand Café d'Orléans (January 6th - 22nd)

Sun Vegetables Terrine
**
Chicken with rice and vegetables
**
Lemon Pie
**
Water, 1 glass of red wine Pays du Gard
Coffee or tea

In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a tour of the royal family's secondary residences, including the large Trianon Palace of Versailles, a palace built for Louis XIV in the grounds. This pink marble palace is surrounded by delicate gardens and pools, making it one of the most elegant of all the buildings at Versailles. Also visit the Small Trianon, including Queen Marie Antoinette's boudoir, and the fairy-tale setting of the Queen's Hamlet. Like a small Normandy village, the Hamlet is home to 12 cottages, a lake, rivers, and a farm. It was Marie Antoinette's favorite place; she would come here with her children and friends to experience the charm of country life and to amuse herself. 

Versailles Petit Trianon
Trianon of the Palace of Versailles

After visiting the Hamlet, return to your coach for your journey back to Paris. Arrive back in Paris at around 5:45 p.m.

Please note :

  • In Winter: ride the mini train across the gardens to the Trianon/ In Summer: walk through the gardens to the Trianon
  • Flat shoes are highly recommended (parquet flooring in the palace's rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted in the palace or the two Trianons
  • Excursion not recommended for those with walking difficulties or reduced mobility: it includes about three hours of brisk walking
  • The 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

The price includes:

  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Priority access ticket to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles, the two Trianons, the Queen's Hamlet, and the gardens
  • Lunch at the "La Petite Venise" restaurant (drinks included)
  • Services of a tour guide with individual headsets

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your voucher and redeem it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 9 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Discover the history of the Palace of Versailles with our guide
  • Priority access ticket with a guided tour of the majestic Hall of Mirrors and the Royal King's in the morning
  • Free time to explore the gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre
  • Feel like a king or queen with an included lunch in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, facing the Grand Canal
  • Afternoon guided tour of the Small and Large Trianons and the Queen's Hamlet

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Full Day Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles and Trianons with Priority Access, Lunch included

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

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 75
Average rating : 4.8 /5
5/5
my guide was very informative and she was an asset to your company
5/5
I enjoyed the whole day The guide was very knowledgeable
5/5
The highlight of our trip so far. Versailles was more wonderful than I expected. The rooms were beautifully decorated. The Trianons and especially the Queens Hamlet were picturesque. The guide was absolutely the greatest (I think her name was Florence) she is the guide in the multicolored coat. All this enjoyment was in spite of the guards keeping us waiting in the rain for over 20 minutes. We were there at our appointed time and the guards kept letting groups who were arriving “late” in ahead of us. Well I guess that’s just the French way.
5/5
Excellent guided tour by both tour guides. Priority access alone was worth it, but having a guide to tell us about the history and things we were looking at was incredibly helpful to understand and appreciate the whole experience. They were knowledgeable and able to communicate the jist of what was important for us to know with it being interesting and informative to give us an idea of what life was like for the kings and queens back then. Lunch was also amazing and delicious, including wine.
3/5
Due to strikes, unfortunately both the garden and Trianon were closed the day of my trip, so half the day was lost. Also the palace itself was opened 1 hr later than expected. This is not the fault of the tour company and they also did allow us one extra hour there to make up for the lost time but it was a damper on the experience.
5/5
Would really recommend the full day guided tour. - I liked the second part of it even more. After a nice lunch in a romantic place (little Venice) we had a nice walk to the little and big Trianon with the little farm, this place is gorge0us and by far not so overcrowded by tourist. - Our king tour guide Stephanie did a great job, she explained everything with her profound knowledge, answered all questions and made this day unforgettable for us.
5/5
After seeing the line up loved the skip the line that came with the tour.