Versailles Palace & Gardens half day tour with skip the line
Attractions & guided tours

Versailles Palace & Gardens half day tour with skip the line

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • First time? Perfect chance to get to the know the area like a pro
  • A perfect experience for kids - spark their imaginations
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
What to expect

Set out for our guided visit to the Château de Versailles, the world-renowned royal residence of Louis XIV. Admire the shining Hall of Mirrors, designed to infinitely reflect the Sun King’s brilliance across the world. Wander through the richly appointed state apartments, where kings and queens once received the elite. Your certified English-language guide will make the French royals come alive for you, in all their extravagance and excess. We guarantee ideal visiting conditions by limiting group size.

Your guide will meet you in downtown Paris and accompany you to Versailles by local train. 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-booked entrance tickets 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! Marvel at the incredible fountains or stroll through the musical gardens, you’ll appreciate the added value of the elegant and omnipresent bubbling jets of water or beautiful music.

After your tour, your guide will help you with arrangements to return to Paris. Alternatively, remain on your own in Versailles for the rest of the day. We are happy to advise you about other visits and fine dining in the royal city.

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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
    • Guided tour
    • Roundtrip transportation
    • Headsets (to hear the guide)
    • Skip-the-line tickets
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Youth (11-17)
    • Children (4-10)
    Where

    1 Rue de la Convention, Paris, France

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroën, opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris. 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.

    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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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