Exploring Versailles alone can be a daunting experience, but our expert art history guides are on hand to make your visit a breeze – to introduce you to some of the most highly acclaimed works of art in the world, to take you deep into their history, but also to take you away from the tourist track. Our Versailles tours are lead solely by accredited guides with an abundance of knowledge, who give you the chance to explore some of the most breathtaking sights in the world with a private, personable and approachable guide.
Be sure not to miss out on the stunning Musical Fountain Show that takes place every weekend from April 2nd to October 29th 2019. This delight will be part of every Versailles tour for those lucky enough to be visiting at this time!
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. You’ll find yourself within the hallowed walls which were once home to the French royal court for many glorious years. Room after room of ostentatious decor will reveal the pomp and grandeur of court life.
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.
After a dazzling tour of the chateau, what better way to unwind than with a stroll through the exquisite gardens? These beautiful grounds unfold in a seemingly endless display of manicured lawns, Greek and Roman statues, labyrinths, forest, and canals. You’ll also bear witness to a wealth of extraordinary fountains with elaborate displays of perpetually spouting water.
You’ll learn about the history of their creation, their daily usage, and their special place at the heart of festivities during the summer months when the court celebrated its most lavish parties with fireworks, music, and the famous musical fountain shows.
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
Alberto was a great guide, he was very informative. The Catacombs were just awesome. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!
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