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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Priority Access from Versailles

Versailles, France
Excellent

Duration

2.5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people

Languages

ENG

Overview

You will visit the huge Palace of Versailles by joining our guide on site. He will introduce you to the superb royal apartments while telling you about the life of the Kings of France of that time, from Francis I to Louis XVI. After this visit, which will immerse you in the history of France, you will have time to stroll through the Palace’s gardens and visit the estate of Trianon.

You’ll meet our guide directly on place, Place d’Armes (under the statue of Louis XIV) 78000 Versailles.

He will give you a time-stamped passport with a queue-jumping access that will allow you to access the entire Domaine de Versailles including the gardens, the Grand and Petit Trianon as well as the atypical Hameau de la Reine.. Once inside, you’ll be immersed in the world of French kings surrounded by a building that perfectly exemplifies 17th century French architecture. Our guide will tell you the history of the great monarchs from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, with lively anecdotes about their reigns and daily lives. You’ll walk through the different rooms, each superbly decorated and bearing the name of Greek gods (from the Apollo parlor, to…). The guide will lead you through the palace to majestic Hall of Mirrors. Once a reception hall where numerous ceremonies took place, it has remained the most impressive room in the palace. Its countless mirrors, its length, and perfect condition of the floors, are sure to dazzle.

You can imagine yourself attending a long-ago ball and gazing out at the park which opens out in front of the large terrace. After the guided tour you’ll have the opportunity to stroll through the gardens and admire the work of André le Nôtre, an unparalleled landscape architect, while passing through the walkways and viewing the flowers and fountains that cover the grounds of the park. You will also have the opportunity to discover the Grand Trianon designed by Louis XIV to escape the splendours of the Court and the Petit Trianon built by Louis XV for his favourite Madame de Pompadour. Finally, don’t miss the Hameau de la Reine, a place particularly appreciated by Marie Antoinette, where she liked to rest with her children.

At the end of your visit, please bring back the audio guides to the place of departure.

Please note:

  • Baby strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Access to the palace is difficult for people with limited mobility
  • Photos without flash are permitted within the palace
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entrance ticket to the Gardens with priority access, even on Musical Fountains' days
  • Free time to discover the entire grounds of the Palace of Versailles
  • Discover how French kings lived with a guided tour
  • Expert guide with a passion for history
  • Make your way to Versailles independantly

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Entrance ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Passport with an access to the gardens, the Trianon and the atypical Hameau de la Reine
  • Skip the line at the Palace of Versailles
  • Tour guide services
  • Hotel pickup
  • Meal
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Versailles, France

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Sosa Mosta

22/11/2022
Beautiful experience. Our guide was very accommodating and explained Versailles in great detail while making it fun.
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Norah Berg

26/10/2022
The entire day was great. We learned a lot and had enough time to explore this beautiful site.
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Nora Nathan

20/10/2022
The tour was well-organized and filled with interesting information.
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Helen Saul

29/09/2022
Very good tour very informative. This palace is more impressive outside than inside. Our guide was awesome and did a very good job 10/10 Thank you so much.
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Ady Amaya

23/08/2022
This was a super cool tour. Our guide was very entertaining and very knowledgeable about the history of Versailles.
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Joann Dezelin

06/08/2022
Great experience. Perfect amount of time. It was a lovely day to see the palace. I can't describe it, you must visit.
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Jack Parker

26/07/2022
Seeing Versailles for the first time was magical! The guides were very well informed and helpful.
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Ezra Mlula

16/07/2022
The tour of Versailles was fantastic! So much history and beauty, our guide was very fun, friendly & super informative.
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Alin Bastin

07/07/2022
Versailles was impressive. The best tour guide ever! A wealth of knowledge and passion!
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Beelesh Yadav

27/06/2022
Really good guide, a nice experience with many information and funny moments.
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Hurlin Klaase

22/06/2022
It was an incredible tour, the guide was informative and delightful. He made history feel present and alive.
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Susan Hartung

18/06/2022
We really enjoyed this tour. My friends and I had such a fantastic day. Versailles was amazing and worth seeing, our guide was incredible, knowledgeable, engaging and lots of fun.
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Noah Gough

29/05/2022
Palace was fantastic and our Guide was awesome too. A perfect day trip; allow enough time to see the palace.
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Andi Rose

11/05/2022
It’s an incredible palace with such interesting history.
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Sofia Miles

08/05/2022
Overall it was GREAT to see history in such a collection.
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Dakota Laden

26/04/2022
This tour was expensive but The Versailles tour was fascinating on its own. So beautiful.
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Sandra Hank

19/04/2022

Very good experience

Very good experience, Our guide was magnificent! Such a knowledgeable guy, who took his time to answer all of our questions.
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Balita Ortiz

03/04/2022
Versailles was definitely worth the visit. our guide shared so much knowledge about art, history, and culture. Thank you for the great experience.
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Aliesha Modelo

27/02/2022
A Palace of stunning Beauty. It is absolutely stunning beyond words, the hall of mirrors is divine and the grounds outside. Must do if you're in Paris.
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Khokan Sarkar

28/01/2022
This is a must-see when visiting Paris! So much history and such beautiful artwork and architecture! The Hall of Mirrors and the Gardens are the highlights of this site.
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Punam Bodra

12/12/2021
Wonderful day in Versailles. This tour was the perfect tour for my first trip to Paris.
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Amoura Amira

29/11/2021
Absolutely love this place, a Great place to spend time with family and friends.
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Sasha Dawson

03/11/2021
The Palace of Versailles is a must-see. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
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Judith Pablo

22/10/2021

Heavenly beautiful

Heavenly beautiful, obviously lots of history! We would love to go back and explore some more.
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Wulan Wulan

11/10/2021
Everything is impeccable! very interesting place, with lots of history!
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Miles Kurikuk

26/09/2021

Fantastic place

Fantastic place to visit which has lots to offer from history to natural beauty.
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Kimmy Arican

21/09/2021

Fabulous experience

fabulous experience, Our guide was very enthusiastic & knowledgeable. great value and a memorable experience!
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Zyair Joyce

15/07/2021

Magnificent palace

its so big! Better plan a whole day for this! And wear comfy shoes! :)
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