• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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 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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

The Palace of Versailles, France

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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Customer Reviews

Donna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was an incredible experience for my family. We could not have asked for a better tour guide then Denise. She was knowledgeable from purchasing our picnic supplies to the history behind the making of Versailles palace. This is a definite must do when visiting Paris!

james m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This trip was the highlight of our two plus week through Europe. Overall, a very cool experience for my wife and two teenage boys. We highly recommend Thomas who was very engaged, entertaining, knowledgeable and helpful for the entire day.

Ronald H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It was a magical day, this is a must do.

msellen85

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

You get to experience a off the beaten trail view of Versaille. Dave was entertaining and fun. This place is huge so its a nice way to explore without the hike.

hhall1212

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was one of the big highlights of our entire trip! Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic and entertaining, and had really great knowledge of the area and history. The open air market made for such a great lunch. One of our best meals was the picnic that we took with our market findings.

Janeen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Wonderful day trip to Versailles accompanied by Richard, our great tour guide and story teller. Nice way to see the palace grounds and nice way to immerse yourself in the culture by visiting the market for lunch provisions

Corinne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was a great tour, but recommend that everyone in your group is comfortable riding bikes as you will ride in some traffic. We LOVED going to the market to get our lunch before going to Versailles. The ride in the gardens is incredible and we had great guides. We were split into smallish groups of 12 or so, and this was a great size. The guides are knowledgeable, fun, and really take good care of you. NotNote that there are a couple of hills as well. My only complaint is that after we bring the bikes back to town, it would be great to have a bus take us to the palace. My family was in foot fatigue/ pain before and through the palace, so that made the end of day difficult.
Highly recommend the tour!!

lindakhaas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had a wonderful time, fantastic weather, and a terrific guide, Johnny, who made the day fun and memorable! Our family of 2 grandparents, our daughter and our teenaged granddaughter would highly recommend this outing!

kgray

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Cian was a wonderful tour guide, very informative and helpful, bikes were in good repair. We enjoyed our day...the grounds were the highlight of the tour.

jo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Still dream of this experience, fabulous. Great to stop and by a yummy picnic lunch and then ride to the palace and set up a picnic on the banks truly magical. Would probably give the actual versailles palaca a miss. Tooooo many people to really enjoy and experience the atmosphere

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