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Overview

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 a leisurely 10 miles of 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 Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. Stop by the Grand Canal for a picnic lunch before heading inside the Palace of Versailles.
  • Versailles bike day tour
  • Tour Versailles' gardens by bicycles and see far more than visitors on foot
  • Marie Antoinette's farm-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon
  • Visit to Versailles' market to shop for delicious picnic provisions
  • Picnic lunch by the Grand Canal
Meet your guide at a central location in Paris and take the RER train together for the 20-minute ride to Versailles. After picking up your bike a short distance from the Palace of Versailles, continue to a nearby village market to purchase baguettes, cheese, ham, wine and whatever else you’d like to feast on (own expense) for your picnic later on in the day.

The gardens and forests of Versailles span 1,976 acres (800 hectares), and are crisscrossed by a network of picturesque trails and tree-lined paths. Follow your guide and leave behind the pedestrians as you explore parts of the grounds that few venture out to, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You’ll cover about 10 miles (16 km) at a relaxed pace.

Arrive at a lovely secluded section of the Grand Canal that only those on bicycles can reach easily, and settle in for your picnic lunch. Get a kick out of the fact that you are sitting on the same spot where Louis XIV, XV and XVI enjoyed their meals when they wished to admire their spectacular palace from the outside.



Then, cycle back toward the palace and spend about 1.5 hours inside. With your provided audio-guide, learn about the lives of the French monarchy before their removal from power by the 1798 Revolution. See the King's State Apartments and Chapel, and walk through the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending WWI was signed.

Your Versailles bike tour ends with a return to Paris via RER train.

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C
, Oct 2018

What a wonderful way to spend the day in Versailles! The market is amazing, the tour is just enough information to keep you interested and the picnic lunch was fabulous. We all loved our tour guide tooWould highly recommend!

D
, Sep 2018

My husband and I had a great group with Johnny as our leader. It threatened rain all day and it held off until our ride back to the bicycle shop...then a downpour. And this is where some things should be changed First, be aware that no helmets are provided! I took a nasty fall that could have been much worse...hitting my head on the cobblestone street. Another person also took a fall.
Second, no rain gear is offered even though their ad says it can be rented for 1 Euro.
All in all, i would recommend this trip but just be aware of a few pitfalls.

K
, Sep 2018

Really enjoyed seeing the large property of Versailles on bicycle. We had a very Parisian picnic lunch with Versailles in the background! Our tour guide George was excellent and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend

S
, Sep 2018

Thomas was a fascinating guide and made us all want to enjoy history in the way he does.Versailles on a bike was a nice relaxing break from busy Paris. Most anyone can do this tour if you know how to use a bike. My husband found it easier than walking sinc he just came out of a fracture boot. Doesn’t, hurt that it was a gorgeous day.

S
, Sep 2018

We thought we would see more of the gardens on bicycle. It seemed lot a lot of time was spent to and from the office to deal with bikes and stopping to buy food or eat. The gardens and palace are very beautiful.

S
, Sep 2018

We thought we would see more of the gardens on bicycle. It seemed lot a lot of time was spent to and from the office to deal with bikes and stopping to buy food or eat. The gardens and palace are very beautiful.

P
, Sep 2018

Our guide Nick, was very knowledgeable about French history and broke up the tour with breaks as he gave us bite-size pieces of France history and how Versailles came to be. Lovely bike tour of the grounds, stop by market to obtain our picnic lunch, a wealth of information on the French revolutions and subsequent Republics and finally tour of the castle. Highly recommend. Ask for Nick!

C
, Sep 2018

Amazing Day at Versailles. Great Tour Guide Tomas who was entertaining and knowledgeable. The biking was definitely fun, but the picnic by the canal and the shopping for the picnic in the market was the highlight of the day for me. Highly Recommend. Ladies - wear sneakers. We didn't need the audio guide inside the Palace.

C
, Aug 2018

The tour was wonderful. Bianca was a fabulous tour guide. She was knowledgeable and fun to be with. Versailles is beautiful.

d
, Aug 2018

Our guide from Italy was so fantastic and she was so organized. Very personable. We loved the tour we loved our guide.


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