• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's 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

Patrick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent, small group, the staff at Viatour is excellent, and the wonderful older lady that sits closest to the window at the Viator Office is a true gem! So helpful and kind! Tour was great, just long enough. Aside from the loud,obnoxious Texans on board, it was great! Yay headphones!

Domenico A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This place was beautiful in every way. The history
there the gardens remarkable. I can see why Marie-Antoinette would of loved it so much there

Raymond P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was terrific. She knew the history and made the trip more valuable for us.

heathersivertsen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Maeva did a great job keeping the tour organized. She was fun and very knowledgeable. My only wish is that we had more time to see Marie Antoinette's Hamlet and home. It was beautiful and the best part of the tour!

corumgoldens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great trip. Loved Versailles understood the off with their heads with the opulence. Guides were very informative and couldn't have been nicer.

Denise W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Ricardo was the best guide- so knowledgeable, kept the tour on track, really knew how to move us through the tour while avoiding the crowds. The building and the gardens are simply amazing- another must see when in Paris

elmallett02

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Quick trip outside Paris to extravagant Versailles. We really enjoyed our insightful Paris Trip tour guide, Ariane, her English was excellent and she always managed to get us to the best spot in the room despite the crowd. This partial day tour was just enough time to view the exterior, explore the inside of the palace with our tour guide and in the hour or so of free time roam the outside of the palace and the adjacent gardens. So if you are looking for time to tour the large outlying gardens, wander on your own for more than the allotted hour after the tour or sit and have coffee this isn't the tour for you, choose a full day trip. This partial day tour is best for those primarily interested in the building architecture and the interior living areas. Skipping the main entry line by booking a tour is the way to go here as the lines can be long.

Joseph P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

As described. Very informative and just the right amount of time in Versailles.

Lauren J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fabulous. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. The gardens of the Hamlet were breathtaking. Take advantage of the fresh squeezed OJ. Nothing compares to it. This is must do trip if headed to France!

TAMMY C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour. Convenient meet-up location and comfortable coach. Our guide, Isabelle, was fantastic. Lively, knowledgeable and went above and beyond when I discovered I'd left my phone at a cafe in Versailles. She called the cafe, secured my phone AND retrieved it next day!!!

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