Experience the 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 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.
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
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 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 Hall of Mirrors, sumptuous royal apartments and ornate chapel. After your palace tour, take a stroll through the Versailles Gardens. Covering nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares), the 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.
Our tour guide - MeEva was AMAZING. They do not come any better that her! She was knoledgeable, friendly, and kind. We definiitely recommend this tour and MeEva should she be available. Hands down, she was our best tour guide whilst visiting six countries and completeing MANY tours! Thank you!
Our tour guide Maëva was awesome, fun, knowledgeable.
We were so glad to enjoy to see the 3 differents proprieties of Versailles.
Marie Antoinette Hamlet by ourself to respect everybody rythm and interest outdoors the cute little beaver/ rat that they call Nutreas was to my oppinion an amazing attraction, my friends prefered the scenery and took pictures, the Palace of Versailles was guided by Maëva our tour guide, we have learned so much from her, she really helped us to understand history and avoiding the crowd with her magical technics and the time by ourself at the garden of Versailles is well set up to let us get some fresh air from the crowded Palace.
You really need a guided tour inside the palace to get the most of the experience. We can see that our tour guide was really skilled and experienced at doing it! She will behave always in a fair and royal way to give the best service, her role Model Beyonce would be proud of her !
This experience is not one I wish to repeat: We were dropped about 1km from our destination and when we got to what we thought would be the Trianon we were told it was a 20 minute walk. The toilets were miles away and had to be accessed before security. There was no time for this. When we proceed to the palace we had to wait to enter because of security requirements. Inside the palace the curtains were drawn so it was hard to see anything. Our guide raced passed the Hall of Mirrors as if it was not there. Our guide also talked incessantly and long and not alwasys to the point. My sister was put in a wheelchair as she does not walk well. Our guide managed to lose her at the end of the tour. I was sent to the garden by myself. Don't think you will see the large garden at Versailles. A small back section was fenced off with no flowers in the gardens - only low box hedges. Not worth looking at. Finally found my sister - but without help of guide. Not an enjoyable afternoon at all
We loved this tour and recommend a small group tour. Our guide was exceptional. It was easy to find the pickup location located in a beautiful Paris neighborhood near the Eiffel Tour. We also liked the short duration of the trip. While we did not have much time to tour the gardens, you can certainly see them and take lovely pictures from above.
Wonderful tour. Our guide was exceptional with her knowledge and history of the palace. The scope and size of the palace was so amazing. I would definitely visit again and recommend the tour to friends.