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Visit the most famous and prestigious palace in Europe. Learn about the Sun King Louis XIV who decided to settle there in 1682, and walk the spectacular Hall of Mirrors as the Royals and their courtiers once did, until the Revolution forced Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to leave and never return. Our guides will share the stories and anecdotes of this major and fascinating French monument and will also take you through the impressive French-style gardens, where sumptuous parties were often held. After your tour, you will be taken back inside the palace to enjoy a fantastic lunch designed by French chef Alain Ducasse in his new restaurant. There is no better way to experience the palace than this exquisite tour.
Meet your guide in central Paris and enjoy a short, escorted train ride to Versailles. On arrival, let them take you on a journey in the footsteps of the Kings and Queens of France. During the reign of Louis XIV - the Sun King - Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendours of this incredible palace. Our skip the line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and our friendly local guides will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing.
Learn how the Kings and Queens lived out their lavish lives in public, how they kept the gossiping courtiers under their thumb, and stole Italy’s thunder by making Versailles the artistic center of Europe. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette; you’ll quickly understand why she hated the palace so much! Her opulent lifestyle here would ultimately lead to her tragic demise under the French Revolution; she left Versailles in 1789 never to return.
After visiting the royal apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays. On fountain show days you will discover the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of Kings and Queens.
At the end of your tour you are free to return to Paris with your guide or to remain in Versailles at your leisure. Your guide will be happy to give you advice on further places to visit or where to enjoy a great meal in this beautiful royal city.
After your tour, take the opportunity to dine like a king at the sumptuous new restaurant Ore, recently opened in spectacular 18th century salons at the Chateau of Versailles by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
Savor a delicious gourmet lunch designed by world renowned chef Alain Ducasse - famous for his inspired cooking, combining fresh, local ingredients to produce timeless and contemporary French dishes.
Admire the beautiful views of the chateau while you feast on some of the best French food. It’s the perfect way to end your tour!
Note that increased security measures may affect lines as we cannot avoid them. However due to our Skip the Line privilege, we do have access to shortcuts to the security check.
Due to ongoing restoration works in the Palace, some rooms may not be available to see. Should this be the case, our guides will replace these rooms so your experience is complete.
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.
Should you have any specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, etc.), pleas add the information on booking. In order to be able to meet all your specific needs, particularlyy in case of allergies or a vegan diet, the restaurant will need this information 7 days prior to your tour.
*NOTE. The minimum drinking age in France is 18 years old. Participants under 18 will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
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.
All reservations and entrance ticket to the Palace & Gardens of Versailles