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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

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.

Matt S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour. Easy to find. Nice transportation. Tour guide knew her stuff. You had a chance to spend the first part of the tour on your own exploring Petit Tirnon. Then the guided part in Versailles. Finally back on your own to explore the garden. All easy- skip the line a MUST.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A group of 6, a small bus to take us from Paris to Versailles and back. An informative, friendly and charming guide, Lucille, and a total of five hours. Perfect.
Having been to Versailles a few times many years ago, we had never been to Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon and the Hamlet. What a delight - and in some ways more interesting than the main Palace itself.
A solo visit to the Trianon and Hamlet would have involved a lot of walking, from what we could see of many people trudging along the road from the Palace. This tour took us by bus as far as was possible, and picked us up at the exit of the Hamlet, avoiding an even longer walk back. We made this visit first, and then went to Versailles Palace itself. It was so good to skip the line and have Lucille show us through the rooms, with her interesting commentary through ear-pieces. After this we had about 45 minutes to explore the gardens. This was not a cheap tour, but it was worth it, and we would recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was fantastic. Our guide Michelle was first rate. She was very knowledgeable and fun. Because we were there in August Versailles was crowded but Michelle helped make it great. Would highly recommend this tour

scott.courtney007 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Teriffic tour and a good use of limited time in Paris if you want to include a visti to Versailles. You avoid the long lines to get into the palace, and the hassel of getting out to Versailles from the city. We went on a Saturday afternoon, so we were also able to enjoy the gardens with the fountains in full operation. Our tour guide was great and including our kids, age 6 and 10, and was able to share lots of history and detail. A great way to get to and from Versailles.

Arianne M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Best trip and best tour guide, thank you Ariane. At the time of the tour I was injured and on crutches and she and tour office made every effort not only to help me but also to make sure I enjoyed everything. This tour I would do again on my next trip, it was that good. The Petit Trianon grounds are stunning. Worth every penny.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an excellent tour. The only recommendation is that our tour guide should have carried something to hold above her head so we could find her. It was very, very crowded and sometimes it was difficult to figure out where she was even though we could hear her with the headphones.

Christina W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you can take this tour with Maeva as your guide, go for it. She was the best. Smiling, enthusiastic, and clearly loved her profession. Versailles was impressive, but extremely crowded. Maeva would pull us over to a semi-quiet corner and tell us about what we were seeing. The crowds were a bit much, but if you have a good guide, it's worth seeing, if only once.

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