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Formerly a humble hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) is the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. Embellished to epitomize royal decadence, Versailles features 700 rooms replete with frescoed ceilings and carvings, plus the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles), which brim with geometrically designed walkways and fountains. No visit to France is complete without experiencing the grandeur.

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Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris

Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris

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Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Palace Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour with Gardens Access from Paris
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Versailles Palace Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour with Gardens Access from Paris

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Travel back in time to the site of France’s most extravagant monarch with this 2.5 hours guided audio tour of the Palace of Versailles. Fast-track entry allows you to skip the lines at this UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ll arrive in style in a fully air-conditioned coach. Spend time exploring one of France's most famous and impressive landmarks.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82,78
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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

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Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a guided tour of the palace with an optional fountain show. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines at the start of your tour. Gaze in wonder at the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Apartments, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Plus explore the expansive gardens on your own after the palace tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$108,34
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Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show & Pickup from Paris

Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show & Pickup from Paris

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Surround yourself in the grand spectacle of the Versailles palace and gardens on a small-group tour from Paris. Enjoy pickup from your Paris hotel, then breeze past the queue at Versailles and take a small-group tour through the castle’s ornate interior. Discover the rich tastes of Louis XIV, who built the enormous 700-room complex, adorning the space with extravagance and luxury. Then take a leisurely stroll in the palace gardens before returning to Paris.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Versailles Guided Tour from Paris in Small-Group

Versailles Guided Tour from Paris in Small-Group

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Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$181,88
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Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet
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Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet

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Discover the golden age of French royalty on a full-day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, with skip-the-line access and a self-guided audio tour. Explore the stunning chateau at your own pace, and enjoy time to visit the remarkable grounds and gardens, including access to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s ‘hamlet,’ the queen's make-believe rural village and mill pond.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from Paris to Versailles. With your ticket, breeze past the queue and join an expert guide for a fun and informative walk through the castle and gardens. Witness the extravagance of Louis XIV—the Sun King—who built up the massive 700-room complex, adorning the space with luxuries fit for the French monarchy.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76,66
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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

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Pedal your way around the parks of Versailles and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the magnificent palace on this full-day tour from Paris. Learn the secrets of palace life, the truth about Marie Antoinette and the palace’s role in the French Revolution on a bike tour of Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet and the Petit and Grand Trianons. Next, bypass the queue and head straight inside the Palace of Versailles, where you have time to explore independently and discover the King’s apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118,58
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Versailles Best of Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Tour with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Best of Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Tour with Lunch from Paris

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Delve into the Versaille’s visionary architectural array on a comprehensive full-day tour from Paris. Sail past long lines outside of the Palace of Versailles with your priority-access pass. Embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder and see grand chambers like the Hall of Mirrors. Absorb the botanical beauty of the palace gardens, and then head to an esteemed restaurant by for a gourmet 3-course lunch (if option selected). Conclude with a visit to the Queen’s Hamlet and the Grand Trianon.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$258,08
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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris
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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

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The gardens of Versailles span an impressive 1,976 acres. Rather than exploring the sprawling grounds on foot, pedal your way around with an informative guide on this full-day Versailles bike tour from Paris. Discover garden trails and tree-lined paths behind the palace, and reach parts of the grounds that visitors on foot do not frequent, including Marie Antoinette's country-style hamlet, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon. Stop by the Grand Canal before heading inside the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$118,58
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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Uncover history and art on a small-group, full-day tour from central Paris. Explore Giverny, including its tranquil water lily gardens at Monet’s house. Indulge in lunch at Moulin de Fourges and then discover the splendor of the Palace of Versailles with its decadent Hall of Mirrors and gardens.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris with Audio Guided Visit

Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris with Audio Guided Visit

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This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently and includes round-trip transportation from Paris to help make things easier for you when traveling. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride to Versailles, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax on the way over, with priority access admission to the palace and gardens included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91,31
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Versailles Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris
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Versailles Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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Breeze past the large crowds at Versailles on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line access. Follow your guide through the palace and gardens of Louis XIV, including all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from central Paris.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris

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Many visitors to France make time to visit both the Palace of Versailles and Monet's Impressionist garden at Giverny. This day trip from Paris allows you to do both. First, wander through the lush landscape around the artist’s residence, which served as inspiration for his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series. After lunch, head to Versailles and visit Louis XIV's lavish royal palace. On particular dates, you see the fountains on display.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$242,25
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Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

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There are few palaces as world-famous as Versailles, but with some 10 million annual visitors, you could spend longer queuing outside than exploring inside. This half-day tour from Paris ensures a hassle-free experience with round-trip train transfers from the city, skip-the-line entrance, and a guided tour of the staterooms, palace gardens, and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entrance to over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entrance to over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 2 to 6 days
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Versailles - Skip-the-line Private tour from Paris (HALF or FULL DAY)

Versailles - Skip-the-line Private tour from Paris (HALF or FULL DAY)

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Considered among France’s must-see attractions, the UNESCO–listed Palace of Versailles makes an ideal day trip from Paris—but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, reach the palace in comfort with round-trip transport from your central Paris hotel included, and beat the queues with skip-the-line admission. Learn the secrets of beautiful features like the Hall of Mirrors on a guided tour, and visit the elegant palace gardens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

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Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Giverny Monet's House & Versailles Palace Private Day Trip from Paris

Giverny Monet's House & Versailles Palace Private Day Trip from Paris

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Venture outside the French capital to visit two of the countryside's most popular attractions. Experience the unmatched opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, where are you'll walk down the glittering Hall of Mirrors and step inside the private apartments of Marie Antoinette. Then, see the Japanese gardens and lily ponds that inspired one of Impressionism's leading figures at the Giverny home of Claude Monet. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, and enjoy the personalized nature of a tour that's just for you and your party.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Versailles Palace Small Group Gardens & Fountains Hamlet Day Trip Guided Tour

Versailles Palace Small Group Gardens & Fountains Hamlet Day Trip Guided Tour

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Go back in time to experience the opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles on this small-group tour from Paris. Walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the Royal Apartments, and admire the enormous gardens and beautiful fountain displays. Weekend visitors from April to October can see the famous fountain shows. Choose either a half-day independent tour in either the morning or afternoon, or a full-day guided tour. Pick-up and drop-off at central Paris hotels is included to make everything hassle-free.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$316,51
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Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour from Versailles with Optional Fountain Show

Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour from Versailles with Optional Fountain Show

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Witness the opulence of one of Europe's most magnificent royal residences on a guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Skip the long lines with priority entrance, and explore the decadent salons and chambers where kings and queens of France once held court. Stroll through the expansive, World Heritage gardens, and add a regal flair to your visit with an optional fountain or music show on certain days.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58,69
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Versailles Palace Skip the line Guided Tour with Fountains Show Option

Versailles Palace Skip the line Guided Tour with Fountains Show Option

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Versailles, once home to French kings, is among the world’s largest and most opulent palaces. On this small-group tour, see the ever-popular landmark without the hassle. Upon meeting your guide, you’ll head straight inside with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the Hall of Mirrors, State Apartments, Versailles' gardens, and other highlights, and learn more from your guide’s commentary (headsets are provided so you can hear every word). This flexible tour gives you the chance to pick from different departure times, and opt to dine in the elegant, on-site restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109,74
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Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Shuttle Transfer by Luxury Bus
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Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Shuttle Transfer by Luxury Bus

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Visit one of the most popular sights outside Paris easily with a shuttle from Paris to Versailles by luxury coach. Book your round-trip transfer and take the stress of transportation out of the day trip. Relax on the 45-minute drive from the city south to Versailles, and enjoy either a day or a full day to explore the site at your leisure before the return trip to Paris.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Palace of Versailles hours of operation?
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Palace of Versailles hours of operation: Tues–Sun 9am – 6:30pm in summer; 9am – 5:30pm in winter. Gardens and park open daily. Closed Jan 1, Apr 5, May 1, May 24, Nov 1, and Dec 25.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Versailles can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 129 Palace of Versailles tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of Versailles 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Versailles costs USD 8.80. Guided Palace of Versailles tours start around USD 8.80 per person. See all 129 Palace of Versailles tickets and tours on Viator.
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