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Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles

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
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Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles
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Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles
USD 40.92
Overview
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.
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.

Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 26 August 2013
Fantastic!

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...More

3  Thank trwood
Reviewed 23 July 2013
Excellent!

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 Versailles,...More

Thank ERTMSPRO
Reviewed 8 July 2013
Fantastic walking tour

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...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 25 May 2013
Visite guidée/guided tour

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...More

Thank Veerle M
Reviewed 14 May 2013
Highly Recommended

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...More

1  Thank Ikester777
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