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There's more to Versailles than just the palace, and with this 1.5-hour walking tour you'll see a side of the town many people miss. Sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at the Monument Café near the palace, where you can even sample traditional French dishes like frog legs and escargot. Then follow your guide to sights like the Royal Tennis Court, the Municipal Library and the King's Kitchen Garden, hearing historic tales that help make that bygone era come to life. Group size is limited to 20 for a relaxed tour experience.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Versailles starting with a buffet lunch at Monument Café
  • Visit the King’s Kitchen Garden, the Municipal Library, the Royal Tennis Court and other historic locations
  • Hear stories of the royalty who once lived in Versailles Palace from your enthusiastic guide
  • Savor an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch including French specialties such as snails and frog legs
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures more individualized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles

Soak up Versailles Charming Historic Center

Begin you journey at the Monument Café near the palace for an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. Choose from a variety of French specialties, plus one drink (beer, wine, a hot drink or a soft drink). While you dine, you can gaze in wonder at a scale model of the palace.

Continue your visit in the historic district of Versailles, called the Saint Louis district. Take in the beauty of the Versailles Cathedral. Walk through the Carrés St-Louis, the town's old market square built under Louis XV, and see the house where that king's mistresses lived. Your guide will also point out the bakery where a demonstration march known as the 'Women's March on Versailles' began in 1789 during the French Revolution, protesting the scarcity of bread. Pay a visit to the King's Kitchen Garden, created by Louis XIV to furnish fresh produce for the palace kitchen. There, you'll visit the Royal Tennis Court, the setting for the start of the French Revolution in 1789, as well as the Municipal Library. The latter is where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1783, establishing the independence of the United States.

This is where your tour ends, and after your meal you're free to visit the Palace of Versailles and its expansive gardens on your own. Ask your guide for tips about visiting the palace or for directions before you part ways.

Customer Reviews

Keith W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the best tours ever. I almost had a private tour. I would recommend for everyone.

Matthew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was great! Our guide was very nice and very knowledgeable about Versailles. Also the team at the Monument cafe were awesome and accomadating. I would definitely do this again if given the chance

Maureen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great personal tour of king's garden.

John C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2015

The tour guide did not show up. Called the local contact and was advised he took a Holiday

Pradeep G

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2015

The tour was awful. A big big disappointment. Felt cheated. I'll never book by Viator in future. Why you people fleece tourists who come with a great hope to understand the rich cultural heritage of France. The guide was was also sluggish and disinterested in the job. Why you can't be professional?

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