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Palace of Versailles Tour from Central Paris with Optional Fountain Show

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    Meet your guide for either your morning or afternoon Versailles tour at the Pyramides in central Paris. Climb into the comfortable air-conditioned coach for the roughly 1-hour drive to Versailles.

    The Palace of Versailles was originally built as a relatively modest hunting retreat for Louis XIII in 1623, but his successor—Louis XIV—expanded it and turned it into the symbol of luxury and extravagance that we know today. The palace we see today was completed in 1710, and remains one of the most famous palaces in Europe.

    When you arrive, walk past the queues with your guide thanks to your skip-the-line access. Follow along as your guide walks you through the Royal Apartments where the King and Queen of France, Louis XIV, and Marie Antoinette once spent the majority of their time.

    Visit the apartments of the Dauphin and Dauphine—the heirs apparent to the throne. See the various drawing rooms, private studies, and bed chambers where the royal family once lived, and imagine what life might have been like for them in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Continue to one of the most photographed parts of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors, built in 1678. Look around as your guide explains its most important features. The Hall of Mirrors leads from the Royal Apartments to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix.

    At the conclusion of your palace tour, enjoy some free time to explore the gardens at your leisure. Walk through the perfect gardens, studded with statues and sculptures, and admire the incredible fountains. On Saturday nights in the summer, those fountain displays are set to music that dates from the time of Louis XIV’s court for a memorable visual and auditory experience.

    After your free time in the Versailles garden, rejoin your guide at the appointed location to climb back into the coach for the return drive to Paris.

    Please note: Visits on the first Sunday of every month will be unguided, and you will be provided with an audio guide.
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    Departure Point
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter (except first Sunday of each month where an audio guide will be provided)
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
    • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
    • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Had a wonderful trip to Versailles The guide was very knowledgeable However our audio ear piece never worked rightMore

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank fselig
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Dear fselig, Thank you for your comment. we truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that everything went well and that you appreciated the service of your guide. if you remember his name, please, write to us at feedback@pariscityvision.com We're sorry to hear...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Would generally avoid larger tours but Versailles wasn’t open the next day and we flew in the morning of the tour on a long haul flight and I didn’t want the stress of getting there ourselves. Before the tour kicked off it was very poorly...More

    Thank 343cameronh
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear 343cameronh, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your Versailles tour with us. Please note that customer satisfaction is our priority! We totally understand your discontent about the tour organization. Be assured we will transfer...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    The place is beautiful. Too many people in at once with people pushing one another. Tour guide was ok but the equipment had feedback where the tour highlights could not be understood at times. I”d probably give more of a 3.5 but Versailles is pretty...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank GebhartTom
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear GebhartTom, Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your feedback! We are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your tour with us. Be assured we will transfer your comment about the quality of the audiophone. Versailles is a beautiful castle and...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    versaillze is beautiful and the tour was great. i would def go again. however i believe you need the whole day to see the gardens

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 625natashac
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    This was nice. Groups go in a separate entrance so definitely worth skipping the line. Our tour guide was very informative and did a great job! Yay Martine! It was beautiful!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank spoiledmom34
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