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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Throughout the tour your guide-interpreter will bring back to life the history of the Palace of Versailles where, from 1682, Louis XIV officially settled his court and his government. In particular, you will discover the Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments.

Highlights

  • Chateau of Versailles guided tour from Paris
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • See Louis XIV's and Marie Antoinette's royal apartments
  • Discover the Hall of Mirrors and Dauphin's apartments
  • Stroll through the statue filled palace gardens
  • Optional musical fountains show
  • Professional guide-interpreter

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Versailles is a must-see and this tour makes it easy with skip-the-line admission. In addition to a guided tour, you get free time to stroll the impeccably manicured gardens. And the summertime fountain shows are marvelous!

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Versailles

Take advantage of some free time at the end of the excursion to stroll through the French gardens surrounded by sculptures (statues, busts, marble vases) made from 1661 by teams of sculptors initially supervised by Charles Le Brun, the King's favorite painter.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
April 3rd to October 31st (Saturdays & Sundays) and May 18th to June 29th (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.

Please note:
The first Sunday of each month the visit will be unguided, you will be provided with an audio guide.



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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was a fantastic way to see Versailles. For people with a limited amount of time - the direct bus ride out and knowledgeable guides made it very pleasant - even though it was raining. I have been to Versailles before - took the Metro, walked the 10 minutes to the gates and waited for over an hour to go through the doors. The "skip-the-line" tour was a fantastic and interesting way to see parts of Versailles that I have never seen. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave a well-paced and informative history of the palace. However, I was disappointed in that the fountains were only running on the week-end - and it had been advertised that they were also on Tuesdays - the reason for us booking that day. And - considering how big Versailles is - next time I would probably want to go for the whole day - walk through the gardens a bit, take the train for their guided tour ride - and have some time to sit and have a lunch and soak up the beauty and ambiance of the palace. With a young teenager in tow, this was the perfect timing and tour to introduce him to such an impressive place - especially considering it was raining and too cold to appreciate the gardens - something that is definitely more suitable for a warm, sunny day. I would certainly recommend this kind of tour to anyone who wants to be introduced to the beauty and history of this incredible place, especially if they have a limited amount of time to take in the many sights in Paris. One consideration - considering the bus ride is at least 40 minutes - could the guide point out interesting landmarks along the way - give a bit of a history preamble about Versailles along the way - basically to prime the uninformed tourist who has no knowledge of the palace. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It is worth taking this tour if you really want to see the palace interior. This saved us so much time by skipping the horrible line in the entrance. I cannot imagine my family doing this without taking this tour package.

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