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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Viator Exclusive: Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon from Paris

Discover the highlights of Versailles on this 5-hour trip to the UNESCO-listed site, from Paris. You’ll tour Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet and Le Petit Trianon. Follow your expert guide to the Palace of Versailles where you’ll learn about its rich history and witness its magnificent opulence firsthand. From there, enjoy free time in Versailles Gardens before returning to Paris in the early evening.


  • A 5-hour tour of Versailles from Paris
  • See Marie-Antoinette’s fairytale hamlet and Le Petit Trianon
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles on a walking tour and see the Hall of Mirrors
  • Explore Versailles Gardens at leisure before your journey back to Paris

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon from Paris

Explore the Gardens of Versailles during your half-day tour

Your 5-hour tour of Versailles begins with an early afternoon departure from Paris by bus. Relax on the 30-minute journey southwest of Paris.

After arriving in the town, head straight to Queen Marie-Antoinette’s idyllic hamlet. In 1682, the grounds were declared the official royal residence and Louis XIV eventually set up separate quarters for his wife, Queen Marie-Antoinette. Attesting to his elaborate tastes, her home resembles a fairytale village. You’ll have approximately an hour and fifteen minutes to explore the hamlet and farmhouse and visit Le Petit Trianon, her handsome personal palace.

Meet back at the bus and drive to the Palace of Versailles. Founded in the early 17th century, the showstopping palace was officially built as a royal hunting lodge for King Louis XIII. During Louis XIV’s reign, lavish wraparound gardens and a succession of extravagant additions to the lodge were added, transforming it into one of the world’s most decadent palaces. The sprawling Baroque chateau is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site with centuries of history to match its grandeur. Walk past the palace’s long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and head inside for your walking tour. Explore public rooms like the chapel, the King’s Grand Apartments, and Hall of Mirrors – where crystal chandeliers hang from frescoed ceilings and the walls are covered with gilded mirrors.

Gaze at the plush interiors, and then head outside the palace to explore Versailles Gardens at leisure. Having strolled the gardens, meet your guide and travel back to central Paris where your tour finishes with a drop-off in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour as our Guide was able to provide many small vignettes and insights into the people that were actually using such an ornate and over the top Palace. Taste surely varied amongst the Nobles. Magnificent displays of Creativity and craftsmanship unfortunately not so readily apparent today as we are all to often the victims of time and time managers.
A must see as I first saw Versailles 25 years ago, and still as fascinating as I imagine it was hundreds of years ago only more so then rather than now.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Mchele was most knowledgeable and personable! Versailles is a must see!!! Should be part of every Paris trip! We really enjoyed the tour! Thanks Michele and Viator for another great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well worth the price for not having to wait in huge long lines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a relief to be able to Skip the Queue. The tour was fantastic and the tour guide was very informative, everything went like clockwork. My husband and I highly recommend Viator for all your wining/dining and travel experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great great trip, and awesome guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Gwen was fantastic - so much knowlege! This is not my first tour with Viator , l would recommend them highly and go again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

If you have limited time available and want to see the highlights this is the tour for you. If you want free time and to see more detail I'd book a whole day tour or make your own way there. For us this was perfect. Our guide was fantastic and he gave us a very detailed guided tour of the palace itself which was no mean feat considering how packed it was. While it would have been nice to spend more time there it was time we simply didn't have. This tour showed us everything it could in the time available.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was excellent! She deftly guided us through heavily crowded locations, and made sure we received all of the information. Her story telling is first rate - she left us feeling as though we knew the historical figures. The bus was comfortable and the driver was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly recommend this tour, Lucille was informative and a great guide.

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