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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
See Versailles your own way on a do-it-yourself tour from Paris. Perfect if you prefer to travel independently, the tour includes transportation and entrance fees, then gives you the freedom to explore Versailles Palace at your own pace. The dazzling royal residence of Versailles is the largest and most sumptuous palace ever built by a reigning monarch, and is surrounded by gardens and parklands. The palace and gardens were designed by famous architects and decorators including Le Vau, Mansart and Le Notre.


  • Independent Versailles tour from Paris
  • Includes transportation from Paris and entrance fees to the gardens, Versailles Palace and the Grand Royal Apartments
  • Option to include summertime Versailles Fountain Show
  • Air-conditioned coach pick-up and return from central Paris

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the ideal choice if you prefer to tour Versailles on your own, hassle-free. You get comfortable transport to and from Paris and an audio guide to help you discover the many charms of this magnificent palace.

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Independent Day Trip from Paris

Versailles, France

The Versailles Independent Tour includes transfers from Paris, entrance fees to the gardens, Versailles Palace and the Grand Royal Apartments.

There is an audio guide for your visit of the Palace that you collect at the entrance to Versailles. This will describe the various facets of court life under the reign of Louis 14th, the "Sun King". The audio commentary is available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, Japanese and Chinese-Mandarin.

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

Note that entrance fees to the Versailles Fountain Show Special Program are NOT included. A supplement of approx. 8 Euros (adult) is payable direct.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well worth a visit. A good idea to spend the day there, unfortunately we did not have the time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very accommodating to our needs and answering all our questions. It was a self guided tour so we were on our own. We did the 8am tour and very happy we did because the 12 noon looked very crowded. We went mid July.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed the tour through the Palace, viewing the art work.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

highly recommended if u r visting paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Tour guide very good. Bus trip and time at the Palace with head sets most enjoyable. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A must if you are visiting Paris. The bus ride was comfortable and on time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Another great experience with Viator. Comfortable journey to Versailles with a very professional company. Affordable as well. Thank you Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was worth the money for the time spent there and the convenience of the drive out and skipping the line.

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