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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

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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

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.

Leslie

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.

sandy

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.

Renee G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Bravo! Been on many tours in my life; this one was small, attentive, comfortable and knowledgable! I loved the fact that I could have the wind in my hair and an unobstructed view all the way the the castle. That was not the best part however, but our guide Maeva was! Energetic, friendly and smart!

Ma. Lope M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very entertaining guide tour and she's funny too.

Brian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a beautiful place to see. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a whole lot. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and she allowed some time to explore on your own as well. You can take pictures inside which was a major perk.

wondernattie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour! A guide through this highly popular attraction is highly recommended. Our guide pointed out many things of interest that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Her knowledge of the history of the building and the town was extensive.

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