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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

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon from Paris

Explore the Gardens of Versailles during your half-day tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Marc R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a spectacular trip and a must to do if in Paris for a few days. Our guide was excellent and you really need their expertise to get the most from a visit as there is so much to see. Excellent addition of the gardens especially if the weather is OK.

Richard N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very comfortable transportation and knowledgeable guide. The tour of the palace and was very informative and being there on a Sunday was especially nice since the garden fountains were all operating. I recommend this excursion to all Paris visitors.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The palace is amazing - a must see. Comfortable small bus, good guide. Only 'criticism' is that we were somewhat rushed through a lot of the rooms. It was a Sunday so maybe that happened as it was vey busy. Wold do it again but would maybe look at a full day tour of the place, it needs a full day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a little rushed, Michelle our guide was very informative. Versailles was amazing. Worth he trip out of Paris proper. Enjoyed our day.

mehrangiz g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

very enjoyable

Ray E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was amazing! She even got a wheelchair for someone struggling with the stairs. She was also super fun and knowledgeable. We've been there before on a tour and this one was much better.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Because our pickup was near the Eiffel tower, my daughter and I seized the opportunity to arrive early and ride the cable up to the first platform. It was definitely an unexpected opportunity. The staff at the office of Paris Tours were so friendly and gave us information that was so helpful about securing a taxi when we returned so we could get back to our hotel.
The tour guide Yaell sp was so friendly and sparkling. She had a lot of information to offer and shared it freely. She kept track of us very carefully since it was quite crowded, as expected. She was very knowledgeable about the Palace and gave us good information about paying attention to where we were when we moved on to Le Petit Trianon. It was a web of paths that led to so many wonderful sights, my eyes were filled at the end. We didn't have much time for the fountains in the gardens and I was sad about that. It was really much to large to make even a small dent. We were only able to see the fountains which were in plain view as you walked to the garden. We missed the musical show which was part of our tour due to timing and lack of time. I was disappointed in that...

Cindy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was the best tour of my three weeks in Europe! Our guide was terrific. She was personable, knowledgeable, and prepared. She brought along her own ipad to use during the tour to enhance it for us. On the bus with our small group, she made a point to speak to each of us and was truly interested in where we were from.

The highlight of this tour for me was Marie Antionette's Hamlet. I will never recommend going to Versailles without also seeing the Hamlet. Unfortunately, the Hamlett site is HUGE, and there are dozens and dozens of unmarked trails to explore, but there is next to no signage to guide you. They do give you a map, but without street names it's very hard to navigate. This isn't the guide's or the tour company's fault - it's what I think is a failure on the Versaille site's part. Our guide gave us very clear instructions and guidance before letting us explore, but be aware that you'll still be easily lost of you don't pay close attention. If I go again. I'll use my smart phone and drop a pin before I set out from the entrance.

At the palace, it was VERY crowded, and the line to get in was long. Thanks to being part of this tour. we were able to skip the line with our group, but we still had to wait with the other groups for our turn. It took us about 20 minutes. DON'T try to go without being on a tour OR buying the Paris pass, which also lets you get into the Louvre and ab out 50 other sites wthout a wait.

My one and only complaint about seeing Versailles is that I didn't feel like I had enough time after the palace to really explore the vast gardens. The tour offers a good way to get to the town of Versailes and travel between the palace and the Hamlet, but I would have enjoyed having another hour to explore on my own. That being said, I felt that I easily got my money's worth.

Andrew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing palace and grounds! We were able to see the main palace, gardens, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's hamlet. Our guide was very informative and spoke English perfectly! We had a four hour tour, my only wish was for a little more time to see the gardens more.

Colette in France!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Isabella was a great tour guide, very informative and we enjoyed our visit very much.
This trip with the hamlet visit and the palace and the gardens is a great package.

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