You haven’t seen glitz and glamor until you’ve seen it French monarch style—get ready to witness an elegant explosion of gold, crystal, and luxury at every turn. During this private 5 hour exploration of the world’s most lavish residence, you’ll breeze past the infernal ticket lines to relive the glory (and the delicious scandal) of royal life.
Your guide is ready to treat you like a true VIP by putting you in the heart of the real Versailles and uncover all its deepest secrets. A picturesque stroll through the king’s royal gardens will be the icing on the cake!
Your private guide will meet you at your residence or in Central Paris, and after a short train ride, you’ll arrive in front of the palace’s beautiful gates. Long lines usually snake around the chateau but your group will get to glide right in.
This tour of Versailles is designed so that you travel through all of the rooms that the king himself would’ve passed through as he enacted the rituals and ceremonies that made up the royal routine. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Louis XVI and his young wife Marie Antoinette in the King and Queen’s Apartments, the Salons of Hercules, Mars and Venus, the Hall of Mirrors, the Gallery of Battles and plenty more. And after a dazzling tour of the chateau, what better way to unwind than with a stroll through the exquisite gardens?
Meeting point & walking distance
Meeting point: At your residence
Am I required to return to Paris with the guide after the tour?
Your guide will be prepared to accompany any members back to Paris if they wish. However if you prefer to stay, your guide can bid farewell at Versailles (he or she will give you the return train tickets) and you can explore further to your heart’s content!
Will we visit any portions of Marie Antoinette’s private domain?
Because of time constraints and the expansiveness of the property, we will not have time to tour these sections of Versailles. If you wish to extend your tour to include the Trianon buildings and/or Queen’s Hamlet, please contact our team to organize a Full Day Tour of Versailles.
Can I bring stroller or backpack?
Large backpacks and luggage are not permitted inside Versailles Chateau and will need to be left at your hotel. Strollers are not allowed inside the Versailles Chateau, you will therefore need to bring a material baby carrier (please note that due to security restrictions, baby carriers with metalic parts are also not allowed).
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Lovely experience with Aurore. Knowledgeable and fun guide with a real passion for her subject.
Joanna was absolutely wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and very kind. She brought Versailles to life for my kids and me. Many thanks!
We really enjoyed today! Raphaelle was wonderful! Thank you for wonderful tour guides! I’d love to come back again and see more of Paris!
A note of thanks for the incredible experience we have had with two of your tours this week! And just when we thought it couldn’t get better, it did! Hugo was absolutely delightful today, lea
Aurore was knowledgeable and friendly and we were very pleased.