Versailles Palace, Gardens & Access to the King’s Private Apartments
Javel André Citroën, Paris - Metro entrance/exit
About the Event
Versailles was the most famous spot in the world during the 17th century. All of royals, courtiers and diplomats of Europe came to Versailles to admire its beauty and charm. People are still lining up to see the grand palace, but this tour guarantees a direct access to Versailles.
The tour begins with your guide meeting you in charming downtown Paris and accompanying you to Versailles by a local train. Once you are the Chateau, you will travel back in time and meet all of the royal personalities that have once lived at the palace.
Catch a more intimate look into the lives of the 17th century royal family. You will visit the State Apartment and hear all about the complex sequences of dressing, eating and bedroom ceremonies that French royals had to undergo before hundreds of spectators. However, you will also see the hidden rooms that no one knew about. Rooms where royals of the Palace could use for small moments of privacy. These rooms still contain most of the original furniture of the Palace of Versailles.
Pass through the rooms of the Golden Plate where Mozart had once played. Marvel at the Astronomical Clock of Louis XV- it is a clock that will continue showing correct time and date for thousand years to come. Witness the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel where Marie Antoinette got married in 1770. Listen to your guide telling marvellous stories that commemorate that day.
Take an enjoyable stroll through the gardens of Versailles, designed by the Sun King himself. On certain days the fountains are active and the whole gardens are set to music.
After your tour your guide will provide you with tickets and all the information you need for the easy trip back to Paris. Alternatively, remain on your own in Versailles for the rest of the day.
Highlights of the Tour
Guided visit of the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
Guided visit of the King’s Private Apartments in the Palace
All reservations and entrance tickets to the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
Skip the famously long lines
Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens
Round trip transportation
Expert, English speaking guides
The reduced ticket price is available for people between 11 to 17 years old with a valid ID.
The child ticket category price is available for children between 4 to 10 years old with a valid ID.
Round off your tour with an exclusive dinner and savor the many tastes of popular French dishes in Versailles. The new restaurant Ore recently opened in spectacular 18th century salons at the Chateau of Versailles by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. It will spoil you with some of the best cuisine in France.
The Courtiers Menu is a 3-course meal including beverages (one glass of red or white wine, mineral water and coffee).
This menu is composed according to the seasons and changes in order to offer you a different experience each time you visit.
*For infants aged 0-3 who are free of charge on this visit, a meal will not be provided for them at the restaurant. If you wish to purchase any food for your infant you may do so on the spot.
Should you have any specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, etc.), give us notice. In order to be able to meet all your specific needs, particularly in case of allergies or a vegan diet, the restaurant will need this information 7 days prior to your tour. For any special dietary requirements please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your booking number in the e-mail.
Your meeting point is at the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroën, opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris.
Directions: Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). 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.
Included in the Tour
All entrance fees and reservations including Skip the Line
Fully accredited local expert guide
Escorted round trip transfer by train from central Paris
Fountain shows/Musical Gardens
*The Tour is held in English.