4.5 star rating: Recommended 142 Reviews

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

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

Experience the eye-popping opulence of Versailles and Marie Antoinette’s personal palace, Le Petit Trianon, on a fascinating day tour from Paris. Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles and see Marie Antoinette’s stunningly elaborate fairytale village and residence at the Queen’s Hamlet. Complete your royal tour with a stroll through the labyrinths and fountains of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Versailles Gardens.

Highlights

  • 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

Versailles takes the cake when it comes to over-the-top palaces of Europe. Your tour of the famed royal residence begins in central Paris, where you’ll board a coach for the scenic, 30-minute drive to Versailles.

For your first stop, visit the Queen’s Hamlet — the personal playground of Marie Antoinette. See the astonishing full-scale replica of a Normandy village and working farm that she commissioned as a countryside escape from the pressures of palace life. Visit Petit Trianon, a neoclassical château gifted to Marie Antoinette by King Louis XVI as her personal residence and retreat.

Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles, where you’ll breeze past the long queues with your skip-the-line ticket. Learn about the 17th-century palace’s history and hear tales of elaborate court customs as you walk through the shimmering Hall of Mirrors, sumptuous royal apartments and ornate chapel.

After your palace tour, take a stroll through the famed Versailles Gardens. Covering nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares), the stunning Baroque-style gardens feature elaborate hedge mazes and fantastical sculptured fountains. Enjoy leisure time here before reconnecting with your guide for the return drive to Paris, where you’ll be dropped off in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

stephrn01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely stunning, very informative tour with an amazing guide I can't recall her name but she was a beautiful African American young lady.

Matthew M M

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.

Flo

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!

Beatrice W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent

ed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

shiftyone21

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.

zoran.nikolic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great great trip, and awesome guide.

Carole R

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!

John B

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.

Deborah S

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.

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