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Skip the Line: Secret Rooms of Versailles Behind the Scenes Tour

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This VIP visit to the Chateau de Versailles is the most comprehensive Versailles tour available! Your VIP experience includes access to the famous sights open to the public like the Hall of Mirrors, as well as reserved entrance to hidden rooms closed off to the general public, and a visit to either the Royal Chapel or the Opera House. With our restricted access to these secret rooms, you'll escape the crowds, go behind closed doors and discover a side of Versailles where you can get up close and personal with the real lives of the royals, and be enthralled with insider stories of ceremonies and parties, scandals and upheavals.

Description

Our representative will meet you in central Paris where your experience will begin with a swift, escorted bus ride to Versailles. We'll arrive in no time and meet our expert local guide at the entrance.

We'll go straight past a reserved entrance, from where we'll take our first steps into this hidden world, as we suddenly find ourselves standing in the King's private apartments. You'll soon learn that appearances can be deceiving, and the royalty that once graced the halls of Versailles was no exception. In secret rooms, behind closed access doors not normally open to the general public, Kings and Queens once set about their daily private lives. Here Kings Louis XV and XVI and their queens (and mistresses!) would escape from the long rituals and prying eyes of the court of Versailles.

You'll feel miles away from the throngs of tourists visiting Versailles outside these walls, almost completely unaware of the existence of these concealed rooms.

You'll discover how the royalty went about their daily lives when nobody was watching. Learn how the King would go to bed in public, then wait for everyone to leave, before retiring to his private apartments to really sleep, making sure of course to return to the public bedroom before sunrise so that the court could watch him wake up! With such restricted access, and none of the crowds of the main rooms, these apartments remain as lavishly furnished as they would have been in the King's time. You'll encounter family portraits, personal furniture and art collections.

Access is so restricted that the itinerary will adapt and change each time, to include either the stunning Opera House or the private Chapel, both closed to the public. At the end of our visit we'll reappear through a hidden door into the public apartments to find the crowds there again, just as the Kings and Queens would have in their day!

Our itinerary also includes access to the main apartments of the Chateau, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors. Of course, no visit would be complete without a guided stroll in the magnificent gardens.

Includes

  • Headsets

  • Return coach transfer from Paris

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Skip the Line: Secret Rooms of Versailles Behind the Scenes Tour

Duration: 4:30 - 6:30 hour(s)
Available: Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Headsets / Return coach transfer from Paris / Admission / English-speaking guide

MY wife believed that this was our best tour of time in Paris.

We liked the Palace, but really loved the gardens. We will return and spend a day or more in the gardens.

Hall of Mirrors was our favorite room.

Michael

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Schedule

Starting time: 09:45 - 13:45 (Show more)
  • 09:30

    Check in at Architecture Museum

  • 08:45

    Ride to Versailles

    Head to Versailles where your skip-the-line access will take you straight a reserved entrance. From there, take your first steps into the hidden world of the King’s private apartments. You’ll feel miles away from the throngs of tourists, unaware of the existence of these concealed rooms.

  • Life as a Royal

    Discover how the royalty went about their daily lives as your local guide give you insights and fascinating stories. With such restricted access today, these apartments remain as lavishly furnished as they would have been.

  • Access to Opera House or the Private Chapel

    Access is so restricted that the itinerary will adapt and change each time. At the end of our visit, go through a hidden door into the public apartments where the tourists are.

  • Access to Main Apartments

    Get access to the main apartments, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors. Enjoy a guided stroll through the magnificent gardens. At the end of the visit, you will be free to wander for as long as you like.

  • 14:00

    End of tour

  • 13:30

    Check in at Architecture Museum

  • Ride to Versailles

    Head to Versailles where your skip-the-line access will take you straight a reserved entrance. From there, take your first steps into the hidden world of the King’s private apartments. You’ll feel miles away from the throngs of tourists, unaware of the existence of these concealed rooms.

  • Life as a Royal

    Discover how the royalty went about their daily lives as your local guide give you insights and fascinating stories. With such restricted access today, these apartments remain as lavishly furnished as they would have been.

  • Access to Opera House or the Private Chapel

    Access is so restricted that the itinerary will adapt and change each time. At the end of our visit, go through a hidden door into the public apartments where the tourists are.

  • Access to Main Apartments

    Get access to the main apartments, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors. Enjoy a guided stroll through the magnificent gardens. At the end of the visit, you will be free to wander for as long as you like.

  • 20:00

    End of tour

  • (For Check-In) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 14:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 09:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 14:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 13:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 20:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 13:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot (, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris) Time: 20:00:00

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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Reviews

MY wife believed that this was our best tour of time in Paris.

We liked the Palace, but really loved the gardens....
We will return and spend a day or more in the gardens.

Hall of Mirrors was our favorite room.
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Michael

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 18:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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