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3 Days at Versailles: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2013

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Got a hunger to wander through a wonderland of luxurious, artistic decadence? Then you're going to love Louis XIV's opulent 17th century Palace of Versailles. This three-day itinerary will immerse you in the Baroque details, flamboyant furnishings, works of art and amazing French gardens.

Day 1: Dive into the Grandeur      
   

The best way to truly appreciate the history and detail of Versailles is to put yourself in the hands of the expert. Join a guided tour, where a guide-interpreter will bring back to life the history of the Palace of Versailles. You'll discover the Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments. Afterward, stroll the sculpture-filled French gardens. For a fitting end, take in a magnificent Versailles Fountain Show, accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. It'll make you want to reach for your powdered wigs!

Day 2: Show Me the Monet!

See where the inspiration for those famous Impressionist paintings originated from in a trip to nearby Giverny, Claude Monet's home from 1883 to 1926. (This is also an ideal day trip from Paris if you're there.) It was here that he painted his famous Nympheas water lily sequence. Wander his inspiring gardens before stopping for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, a picturesque riverbank mill, then head back for a little more Versailles.

Day 3: Bikes and Baguettes

For your last day, feel truly French by taking to your bike, cycling through the greenery of Versailles and stopping for a picnic. Sounds like heaven, right? Together with a guide, you'll get to see highlights of Versailles that most visitors miss, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You'll also enjoy a picnic (that you've picked up from Versailles' village market – ham, cheese, wine…) by the Grand Canal in the exact spot where Louis XIV, XV and XVI ate while they marveled at their palace. You'll finish off with a final lap around the chateau. What a glorious day!

Tours & Tickets

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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 152 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) on a full-day tour. ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.46

Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.71

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Fountains Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Spend your day at the enchanting Gardens of Versailles and enjoy the must-see Versailles fountain shows. Noted in the UNESCO World Heritage list, these ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration:

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From USD $12.61

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Fountains Night Show and Fireworks with Optional Royal Serenade Dance Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) at night, when they are transformed by music and fountain displays. These grand performances are ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.62

Skip the Line: Palace of Versailles Tour with Night Fountain Show

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and see a spectacular night fountain show on this half-day tour. Your ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.04

Viator Exclusive: Palace of Versailles and Court of Scents Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Visit the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles, and then take a walking tour of the incredible Court of Scents (Cour des Senteurs) – it’s a unique tour ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.04

2-Day Versailles Tour with Fountain Show

Experience the best of Versailles on an overnight tour that includes accommodation, guided tours of the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $294.16

Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Gardens

Spend a day in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) and discover its 13 groves while you listen to the accompanying sounds of classical music. This ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $11.21

Walking Tour of Historic Versailles Plus French Buffet Lunch

Step back in time and learn all about the historic town of Versailles on this fascinating walking tour. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you anecdotes and ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.03

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 818 Reviews

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $250.74

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