Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

The Royal Day Trip from Paris

Feeling fancy? Then a trip to the Versailles Palace and Gardens is just what you need. Our small group Versailles Palace tour takes you there with a professional English-Speaking guide.

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This tour is pretty leisurely, but you will be on your feet for a few hours, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Versailles

Feeling fancy? Then a trip to the Versailles Palace and Gardens is just what you need. Our small group Versailles Palace tour takes you there with a professional English-Speaking guide. Don’t bother yourself with planning out your trip, booking your tickets and figuring out what to see when you arrive. We take care of all the details. Feel like royalty as your tour guide escorts you from Paris to Versailles by train, then helps you understand exactly what it was like to be a French king or queen in 17th century France. This 3-hour tour includes:

  • - A professional English-speaking guide
  • - Train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back
  • - Skip the line tickets to the Palace of Versailles
  • - An introduction to the Gardens of Versailles
  • - Free time to explore the gardens

Witness the History of Versailles

A breathtaking product of 17th century France, the land where the palace sits on originally served as the hunting grounds of King Louis XIII. It was his son Louis XIV who took over and created what the world now knows as Versailles. Louis XIV even destroyed the nearby village for the construction of Château de Versailles. Containing over 2,000 rooms and 2,000 windows, the palace is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site.

As you approach the exquisite palace, it is easy to understand why over 7 million people visit each year. The extraordinary feat of French Baroque Architecture served as an inspiration for many palaces built across Europe around the same time period. And if you thought the exterior of the palace is incredible, wait until you see the sumptuous decorations, art and furnishings inside.

The Hall of Mirrors and Grand Apartments

The Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the palace, measuring almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors. The mirrors in this room were said to protect the walls from smoke and to reflect light. Only a few candles were needed to reflect candle light throughout the entire room. It was in the Hall of Mirrors that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th, 1919. This treaty is so important because it ended the First World War. With thousands of rooms, knowing what to see in the Palace of Versailles is a challenge. A guided tour is the best way to cover the must-see highlights including the King's State Apartments and Louis XV's daughters' Apartments

Palace of Versailles Gardens

After touring the palace, explore the enchanting Gardens of Versailles. Copied around the world, the meticulously-manicured gardens occupy a total area of almost 2,000 acres. Thousands of trees were brought in from around France to create the gardens; entire regiments of the French army were used to transport them and level the ground. The gardens feature over 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains.

After an introduction to the gardens you are free to explore on your own, or simply find a place to relax in the sun. After you’re finished soaking in the splendor and taking photos, make your way back to the train station. Head back to Paris with your return train ticket (included in the price of the tour).

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