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Your time in France is not complete without a visit to the world-renowned Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles), located just 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Paris. This impressive estate, built by Louis XIV as a symbol of absolute monarchy, boasts extravagant facades, elaborate furnishings and the magnificent 2,000-acre (800-hectare) Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles).

You have two options for getting to Versailles. Take a day trip to Versailles from Paris, or, if you’re already staying in Versailles, meet your guide and head straight to the palace and gardens. Make sure you book the right tour by choosing your correct departure location.  

From Paris:
If you’re staying in Paris, escape the busy city and enjoy a relaxing trip to Versailles. Take a half-day or full-day trip to take advantage of all that Versailles has to offer. The Versailles Small-Group Day Trip from Paris offers convenient round-trip car transportation. You’ll be picked up from your Paris hotel and taken directly to Versailles to begin your small-group or independent tour of the magnificent estate.

With the Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace in One Day trip, enjoy round-trip train transportation with several departure times throughout the day. Taking a local train from Paris will get you there in no time, and the Versailles train station is only a short walk from the palace.

For a more exclusive experience the VIP: Palace of Versailles Small-Group Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters will make you feel like king or queen for the day. You'll not only skip the entry lines, but you'll also be granted access to areas of the palace that are usually off-limits to the public including the Royal Quarters. Explore the collections of the library of Louis XVI, step back in time in the dining room where Louis XV entertained lords and ladies of the era, marvel at the most outstanding pieces of furniture in the world and more! Enter through a private door and leave the crowds behind as you explore Versailles like royalty.

Learn about the intriguing and scandalous history of the palace as you explore Louis XIV’s stately suites, the grand Hall of Mirrors and the lavish Royal Apartments. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the Grand Canal or peruse the city of Versailles with its quaint boutiques and cafes.

From Versailles:
If you’re already staying in Versailles or prefer to manage your own transportation, you can head straight to the palace and gardens for a guided or independent tour. Tour the beautiful Versailles Gardens with its geometrically designed canals and elaborate maze of tree-lined paths. Don’t miss the Versailles Fountain Show, a spectacular synchronized fountain, light and musical performance that transforms the gardens into a fairy-tale wonderland.

Get your ticket for the Versailles Gardens Grand Canal Royal Fireworks Show and enjoy an evening stroll through the groves while listening to beautiful classical music and experiencing the extraordinary Royal Fireworks display.

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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

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