VIP Versailles Palace and Gardens including Chef Ducasse Gourmet Lunch in the Château - Welcome to Memories DMC France

VIP Versailles Palace and Gardens including Chef Ducasse Gourmet Lunch in the Château

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Join us for a 3 hour guided visit to the Chateau of Versailles, the most prestigious and famous royal palace in Europe. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors as Kings, Queens and courtiers used to. Explore the lavish state apartments and magnificent gardens, and learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world. Your expert English-speaking guide will bring the extravagant lives of the royal family and the French court at Versailles to life. Small groups allow for a relaxed and intimate visit. After your tour, enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch at the exquisite Ore restaurant in the palace run by world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse.

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What to expect during this 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.

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 and discover fine French cuisine. Alain Ducasse is world famous for his inspired cooking, combining fresh, local ingredients to produce timeless and contemporary 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!


Caution:

Note that increased security measures may affect lines as we can't avoid them. However due to our Skip the Line privilege, we do have access to shortcuts to the security check.

Due to some restoration works in the Palace, some rooms may not be available to see. Should it happen, our guides know how to replace those places so your experience is complete.

Le menu des courtisans: 3 course lunch

 

* Starter *

Tomato salad, goat curd

** Main dish **

Baked hake, Swiss chard, lemon cooking jus

*** Dessert ***

Cheesecake, confit citrus

* served with one glass of red wine (CÔTES DU RHÔNE Château Saint-Roch 2015) or white wine (CÔTES DU RHÔNE
Les Portes du Castelas - Grandes Serres 2015)

** also including water and coffee

 

Highlights

  • King and Queen's Grand Apartments & Hall of Mirror
  • Gardens
  • Musical Fountain Show (on Saturdays from March 25 to October 29 2016 as well as Tuesdays from May 23 to June 27)
  • Musical Gardens (Tuesdays from March 28 to May 16 and Tuesdays from July 4 to October 24 2017, as well as Fridays from July 4 to September 26 2016)

Inclusions

  • Return transportation from central Paris to Versailles by RER train
  • 3 course lunch (see details below) including 1 starter + 1 main dish + 1 dessert & 1 glass of wine + 1 water + 1 expresso
  • Expert, English speaking guides
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

Schedule

Duration: 4:30 Hours

Operating days and start time:

  • February 2017: Friday 09:00 am and Saturday at 11:15 am
  • March 2017: Sunday 12th, 19h at 11:15 am
  • From April to September: Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30 am
  • From July 7th to September 29th: Fryday at 8h30 am

Meeting point:

For your comfort, tour starts in an easily accesible place in Paris where you will meet our representative who will escort you by train ( RER C) to your professional tour guide at the Palace. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

Meet us 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour at Invalides metro exit (  ). Facing it is a kiosk where you will find us. Should you choose to come by train (  RER C), you will have to walk from your exit to the meeting point. To do so, you need to walk away from the River Seine, first on your right is the kiosk.

Route

  1. Invalides