Skip-the-Line: Guided Visit of the Palace and Free Time to the Gardens of Versailles - Morning Tour

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What To Expect

Get the royal treatment as you tour Versailles, where the kings and queens of France made their home.


  • Skip the Line ticket with a guided tour of the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments

  • Enjoy a morning excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach

  • Free time to explore the Gardens of Versailles, designed by André Le Nôtre


Tours in Versailles from Paris
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2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
4 hours
daily except Monday at 8:45 AM
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The Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the residence of French Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI and their courts, from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789. The information provided by your guide will be played through your own individual headset, giving you an opportunity to learn about the majestic Palace of Versailles, a symbol of Royal power. Its Baroque decoration, artworks and furniture were all created by the greatest craftsmen of the period. After your tour, explore the stunning French-style gardens at your own pace.

Set off from our agency in Central Paris at 8:45 a.m. for the Palace of Versailles. Make the most of the 45-minute journey by luxury air-conditioned coach and listen to your guide's introduction to the history of the palace.

The Palace of Versailles covers an area of over 721,000 square feet and has more than 700 rooms. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to see the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.) and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others. Also, admire the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, a unique room in which guests were received and impressed, designed by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was created to dazzle visitors to the Sun King, Louis XIV; it is lit by 17 windows and some 350 mirrors, and overlooks the palace's breath-taking gardens, the second part of your visit.

In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned André Le Nôtre to lay out the gardens and grounds, something that was just as important as the construction of the palace in the king's eyes. Enjoy your free time strolling through the Gardens of Versailles and admire the 386 works of art (including more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds, and trees. During the Summer months, a range of activities are organised, such as the Grandes Eaux Musicales, when the fountains are made to dance to music.

Itinerary / Schedule

  • A guided visit to the reception area of the King and Queen's apartments in Versailles

  • Free time to stroll around the palace and gardens

Available Languages

  • English and Spanish for every departure

  • German on Tuesday and Friday

  • French on Saturday

  • Portuguese on Thursday

  • Italian on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (no Friday in Winter season)

  • Chinese on Tuesday and Sunday

  • Japanese on Wednesday and Friday


  • Transport in a luxury air conditioned coach

  • Entrance to Versailles Palace

  • Skip the line access to Versailles

  • Authorization fees for guided visits paid by us.

  • Services of a licensed multilingual guide

  • Free time to stroll around the palace and gardens


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.

  • We suggest a good pair of walking / flat shoes to avoid discomfort. No high heels.

  • Pushchairs are forbidden inside the Versailles palace.

  • *The entrance to the Gardens is not included on special event days such as the Fountain Display, or the Musical Gardens : generally during the week end, on Tuesday and bank holidays, from April to October.

  • **The afternoon tour with special musical fountain show is also available on certain dates for Summer. During those days the regular afternoon departure is not available.

  • This tour is not available in the winter season and will be replaced by tour linked above.

  • We recommend you avoid to reserve your visit Tuesdays morning as Versailles palace is overcrowded.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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