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Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Versailles train station
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Monument Café near the Palace of Versailles
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • 1 drink
    Exclusions
    • Entry to Palace of Versailles
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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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    We found the walking tour of the town to be very informative and delightful. Our guide, Elana, gave us lots of information and background information that assisted with the palace tour later we took in the afternoon. She was the best tour guide we have had in years! After
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    We took after our lunch in Monument Café (highly recommended, excellent value for money, clean, tasty food, friendly service), a guided tour with Elena. It is highly recommend! She was very friendly, enthusiastic, clear,... You can see the vegetable gardens of the Chateau de
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    The palace is not the only thing to see in Versailles. I took a walking tour with Elena. It was an informative and enjoyable way to see the city. I learned the history and saw many interesting buildings. Elena was a very good guide. I highly recommend taking this tour if you
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    We had a wonderful guided tour by Helena,a real multilingual Italien youn women, who speaks French, English and Italien. She works at the monument cafe as a student and also gives guided tours. She told us in a very intersting way about the history of Versaille. Mark and i
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    Don't just look at Palace & Garden when you are visiting Versailles...get the information/history of this great city & found out where my heroes Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson have been. Really friendly guide will take you a walking tour (two options & really excellent
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    About the operator
    By: Monument Cafe Versailles
    cjfcha
    Snowflake, Arizona
    22654
    Wonderful Food and Service
    We had a great meal there and the service was good too. We are from the USA so we had to try macaroons everywhere
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    Hirochan1
    123
    Nice buffet
    The buffet was very nice for our family of four, but it was little pricy. The place was small and crowded. It was
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    MightyMouser
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    5632
    Apparently reservations needed
    Having arrived on the train to Versaille we decided to find brunch before heading over to the gardens. Having
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    Tim D
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    7323
    Buffet done really well!
    We were really lucky to find this cafe! When you think of a place where you can get an all you can eat buffet, you
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    Michelle B
    3310
    Pleasant Surprise!
    While the food was all pre-prepared, it was delicious and the service was good. I am gluten fee and the server
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    Guy S
    519
    Tremendous location, welcoming and good meal
    Marvelously located very close to the Versailles Castle. Completely clean. Good coffe and meals as well. Kind
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    MissFramboiseNYC
    23
    Excellent restaurant
    The food is really good, the staff is polite and nice, and the atmosphere is calm yet refreshing: it truly is a
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    Lcg46
    Riverside, California
    193
    Very goog
    While walking looking for a restaurant we stumbled across Monument Café. For travelers who are busy all day and
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    junisg
    Singapore, Singapore
    147
    Little Gem in Versailles
    We had lunch with my family and friends. The service was excellent and very friendly. The buffet style is really
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    大鈞 林
    Taipei, Taiwan
    31
    It really deserves to be better known
    After visiting the Versailles Palace, I had lunch at the Monument Cafe Versailles on 22/02 2017. We had two
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