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Wander through the jaw-dropping Gardens of Versailles on a guided day trip from Paris. Ride the train to the blue-blooded suburb of Versailles and learn about the history and legends of the UNESCO-listed gardens while strolling among elaborate geometric paths, fountains, flower beds, orchards and hedge mazes. See the opulent exterior of the Palace of Versailles, which you can visit independently after your tour if you like.

Highlights

  • A guided tour of the gardens of Versailles, departing from Paris
  • Stroll around one of Europe’s most magnificent gardens
  • Learn about the fascinating historical events that took place here
  • Photograph the picture-perfect lakes, flower beds and statues
  • Transportation by train is included

What You Can Expect

Versailles Gardens Walking Tour from Paris

See the Orangerie while exploring the gardens of Versailles with your guide

Commissioned by King Louis XIV in 1661, the Gardens of Versailles are among the most elaborate in the world and have been meticulously perfected and maintained for centuries. To get to Versailles, meet your guide in central Paris in the morning and enjoy a short train ride to the royal suburb. 

Spanning nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares), the gardens are easy to get lost in and filled with tucked-away treasures. Follow your guide through Baroque-style hedge mazes, winding pathways and orchard lanes to experience the gardens’ most impressive and intriguing features. 

Learn about the decades-long design process that transformed sprawling woods and marshland into a manicured wonderland fit for royalty. Discover Marie Antoinette’s favorite sections and hear stories from the downfall of the monarchy during the French Revolution.

At the end of your tour, ride the train back to Paris with your guide. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket for the Palace of Versailles 
and stay on to explore the outrageously opulent Hall of Mirrors and royal apartments independently. 

Please note: On Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from March to October (plus select other dates) musical garden and fountain shows take place in the afternoons. These are not included in the tour.

Customer Reviews

Jean Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent guide lovely day out...would recommend

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