Versailles Palace and Gardens tour with Chef Ducasse Lunch
Attractions & guided tours

Versailles Palace and Gardens tour with Chef Ducasse Lunch

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Lunch menu to keep you going all day
  • Includes all entrance tickets so that you can book everything together
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
What to expect

Embark upon our guided visit to the Chateau de Versailles, the world-renowned royal residence of Louis XIV! Admire the shining Hall of Mirrors, wander through the richly appointed state apartments and let your certified guide make the French royals come alive for you, in all their extravagance and excess. Once you’ve experienced the palace and the gardens, enjoy a refined gourmet lunch within the palace, at the splendid Ore restaurant managed by famous master chef Alain Ducasse.

You'll meet your guide in downtown Paris to take the train to Versailles. Once you reach the Chateau, you’ll begin your trip through time as you gain a vivid understanding of the royal personalities who inhabited the site. Versailles was the most splendid capital in the world during the 17th-century reign of Louis XIV. Courtiers and diplomats came from all over Europe to admire the decor and curry favor with the king. Crowds are still lining up at the gates today, but our pre-reserved appointed entrance will guarantee you direct access, and your friendly local guide will ensure you see all these rooms and halls have to offer.

You’ll hear about how the royal family was continuously on display, how they subjugated the proud nobles and recaptured preeminence in fashion and art production from Italy back to France. Enjoy astonishing anecdotes about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette, and you’ll understand how uncomfortable she was at this public palace, preferring her private domains. Her excesses at Versailles failed to impress the French people, and in 1789 she fell from power never to see the palace again.

Upon completing your tour of the royal apartments, your guide will accompany you through the luxurious gardens of Versailles, the setting for promenades, performances, and pyrotechnics! On days when the fountains are active, you’ll appreciate the added value of the elegant and omnipresent bubbling jets of water.

At the end of your visit, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal in an exclusive and refined setting. Located in the 18th century royal apartments, the Ore restaurant features fine French cuisine by award-winning chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse is known for his inventive cooking using fresh, local products to assemble classic and modern dishes. Your memorable Versailles experience will conclude in style with beautiful views and fine French flavors.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Reserved entry time and all tickets to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
    • Tickets to the Musical Gardens and Fountain shows when running
    • 3-course lunch with wine in the restaurant of Chef Alain Ducasse
    • Return transportation from central Paris to Versailles by RER train
    • Expert, English speaking guides
    • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick up/drop off
    Reduced price
    • Youth (11-17): reduced
    • Child (4-10): reduced
    • Infants (0-3): free
    Where

    1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour at the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia. There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit.

    What to remember
    • Increased security measures may affect lines as we cannot avoid them. However, due to our skip-the-line privilege, we do have access to shortcuts to the security check.
    • The lunch menu changes with the seasons and in order to offer you a different experience each time
    • We guarantee ideal visiting conditions by limiting the group size to 25 people

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    When

    The availability depends on the season. Please check the calendar.

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    Provider
    Memories France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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