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Versailles Day Trip from Paris with Palace Guided Tour

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Experience Highlights

Relive the era of the French monarchy on this excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris, where you will discover the most imposing royal castle in France.

With a professional guide, you'll visit the chambers, corridors and halls built by the kings from the 17th century onwards, with numerous works of art and sculptures all around. Enter the famous Hall of Mirrors and walk through the impressive gardens of this baroque-style architecture.

  • See the Palace of Versailles with a professional guide.
  • Stroll through areas such as the Hall of Mirrors and the gardens.
  • Discover the history of the 17th century Frenchmonarchy.

What’s included

  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Transfer from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Visit to the Hall of Mirrors and the Palace Gardens
  • Professional guide specialising in history

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Step by Step

Feel like royalty as you experience this half-day excursion to the Palace of Versailles, departing from Paris by air-conditioned coach with full amenities.

You'll gain access to one of France's most legendary and imposing buildings, built by order of King Louis XIII in the 17th century, with a professional guide who will tell you all the stories of the place.

Since its creation, the palace has been passed down from generation to generation by different monarchs, who stylised, modified and built it in various ways until it became the baroque architectural marvel it is today.

This structure, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, served as a royal residence between 1682 and 1789, a period that was interrupted by the great French Revolution, which overthrew King Louis XVI to put an end to the monarchy.

Inside, it still houses what were once the King and Queen's chambers, as well as the War and Peace Rooms, plus the beautiful Royal Opera House, a theatre built of wood where the musical performances of the royal era were held.

When you join this tour, you will walk through this and other areas, such as the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, ending the First World War. It is surrounded by 357 mirrors, in a corridor more than 70 metres long.

From the gardens, you will be able to appreciate some 800 hectares of greenish surface, with an endless number of fountains, ponds, plants and flowers that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. In summer, a fountain show attracts thousands of visitors.

On the first Sundays of each month, it is not possible to hire the services of a professional guide, but you will be able to visit the park with an audio guide.

Reviews

4.3
· 824 Reviews
  • F
    Felix
    5
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    It was the first time we booked an excursion with this agency and we are sure we will repeat, the organisation was very good and they made the most of the time we had available.
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    Beatrisa
    4
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    Everything is beautiful. 100% recommendable.
  • A
    Agna
    5
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    It's great that the tour is so flexible and allows you to choose whether to do it in the morning, midday or afternoon. We chose to do it in the afternoon so we could enjoy other activities in the morning.
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    Christiane
    5
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    I highly recommend it because you visit everything important in Versailles and everything is very well organised.
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