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3 Days at Versailles: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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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!

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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 206 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 $101.67
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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

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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 $40.44
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Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Fountains Show

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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

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

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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: 3 hours (approx.)

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

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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.)

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2-Day Versailles Tour with Fountain Show, Versailles, Skip-the-Line Tours
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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) entrance ...  Read more

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

From USD $205.08
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Versailles Gardens Ticket: Summer Musical Gardens

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Spend a day in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) and discover its 13 groves exceptionally opened during these shows while you listen to the ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
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Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

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Enjoy priority entrance to the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles with an independent priority access tour. Choose from four ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
Duration: Flexible

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Private Tour: Versailles Horse and Carriage Ride

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Travel back in time and feel like French royalty on a private horse and carriage ride through Versailles; it’s a great way to see the city before or after ...  Read more

Location: Versailles, France
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

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Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles (the choice is yours)! Enjoy skip-the-line ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: From Paris: 4 hours - From Versailles: 3 hours

From USD $79.72

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