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

Versailles Walking Tour with Optional Fountain Show

The chateau and gardens of Versailles are absolute must-sees beyond Paris. You have the option of attending the famous Fountain Show during the summer months. Skip to the front of the general admission line at Versailles!


  • Versailles guided tour from Paris
  • Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queens Apartments
  • Free time to explore the famous gardens
  • Option to include the summertime fountain show
  • Guide-interpreter or audio guided tour
  • Book ahead and skip the long lines

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Walking Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Fountain Show at Versailles, France

Begin your day with a guided morning visit of the Great Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Bedroom. Take a leisurely stroll around the Palace Park through some of the "Groves" (in Summer) or a horse-drawn carriage ride (in Winter). Entrance tickets are included for those who would like to visit the Gallery of Battles on their own.

Lunch is served at the restaurant "La Petite Venise" located in the palace park facing the beautiful Grand Canal.

In the afternoon you will continue with a guided visit of the Trianons which are vast mansion style lodges where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to work and retire from court life. Take a discovery tour of the Queen's Hamlet where from 1783 Marie Antoinette played as a shepherdess.

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 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We both enjoyed our tour very much. Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgable. We did the entire day and we both would recommend it over the half day. Our lunch was relaxing and gave us a chance to socialize with our other tour members. Delightfully, the food was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Belen was a most outstanding guide for us! Our tour of the Louvre and Orsay museums were the high point of our 3 week trip. A most memorable experience! Thanks again -

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

For those never having previously been to Versailles this was a wonderful tour. The guide was kind and very informative. Having been there four times previous, I got to see far more on this specific tour than any other. I highly recommend the tour and the guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Knowing the castle and principal gardens its a good experience. The tour through the Trianons although a nice place to be, I would have prefer using that time to go to Giverny which is nearby to see the gardens that inspired Claude Monet's paintings.

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Eye opening opulence and grandeur . You need a full second day to see all the gardens and grounds.
Pleasant and knowledgable guide gave great insight to history and routine of palace and staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This was an amazing tour. I wouldn't change anything about it. There is a of walking. The tour itself is over 4 miles. skipping the lines was wonderful because they were extremely long. The lunch was good, it could have been more choices as the food in the restaurant all looked good. There really in know time to buy souvenirs during the tour. So, I think a few minutes added for that. The coach ride was nice and quick.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Excellent, well managed tour from start to finish. Guides were extremely friendly with great sense of humour. You really need the full day tour - a half day tour would not be anywhere near enough! The restaurant had deilcious food and the transportation was in a high quality coach. Of course, in Winter the fountains aren't in operation and the gardens aren't at their best, however you still need plenty of time to see everything and enjoy the grandness of Versailles. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Big day full of LOTS of information. Our tour guide new her stuff!!! She was lovely. This place is gorgeous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Versailles is beautiful, loved the grounds. So glad we took this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Sabine was a wonderful guide. The day was absolutely worth every penny. The full day tour gave me a real sense of the whole of the Versailles palaces- and the lunch in the old stables was to die for! Met some lovely people there too. Truly felt I was walking in the ghostly steps of Marie Antoinette! A must do if you are visiting Paris.

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