Skip the Line - VIP Behind Locked Doors of Versailles Full Day Tour

Excellent Tour! Our tour director Harvee was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job looking after us. This tour was a great way to see Versailles and the gardens without wasting time standing in line for entrance tickets. ...Samantha M., Australia – See more reviews
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Palace
Palace
Interior
Interior
Red Room interior
Red Room interior
Hall of mirrors roof
Hall of mirrors roof
Palace Courtyard
Palace Courtyard
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Skip the Line - VIP Behind Locked Doors of Versailles Full Day Tour - Picture 7
Statue
Statue
Palace in the background
Palace in the background
Couple by the fountain
Couple by the fountain
Fountains and Hedges
Fountains and Hedges
Fountain
Fountain
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Fountain with couple in the background
Fountain with couple in the background
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What To Expect

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience at Versailles by visiting secret rooms hidden to the public, locked and opened just for you! Be personally escorted by a palace security guard with a special key to open areas usually closed to the public.

Highlights

  • Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience at Versailles by visiting secret rooms hidden to the public

  • See Marie Antoinette’s private apartments and bedrooms of the King’s mistresses Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry

  • See the hidden chambers where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time as well as the secret corridors and staircase she used to escape the palace and public scrutiny

  • Visit the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s private house and gardens, including her personal theater

  • Trace her rural footsteps while visiting Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, a working farm village

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Paris
Departs From:
Paris
Meeting Point:
Outside the Metro stop Invalides
Duration:
8 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
Tuesday and Sunday at 8:45 AM
Product Code:
12656
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Explore one of the world's most famous royal residences and have secret doors opened just for you with an ancient key. Walk in the footsteps of one of history's most romanticized queens, Marie Antoinette. Spend a day in the magnificent Palace of Versailles, in the company of an English-only speaking expert local guide, who will bring to life the stories of the lavish courts under the French kings, their queens and mistresses. Gain access to secret parts of the palace that most others never see, visit rooms locked and exclusively opened to our small group on this one-of-a-kind tour.

Follow the lives and destinies of the French Royal family, most particularly Marie Antoinette, as you learn about regal life at the Court of Versailles under Louis XIV, XV and XVI. See the magnificent staterooms where the kings and queens held court, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors. Then step behind the scenes with exclusive access to rarely seen areas including the homes of influential mistresses, royal children, ambitious nobles and jealous courtiers. Your expert guide will lead you through some of the 2,300 rooms of Versailles, on a route specially designed to bring this history to life, through doors that remain locked to everyone else and will be opened only for you!

See the secret corridors behind the bedroom where Marie Antoinette fled from the revolutionaries who finally stormed the palace and put an end to the extravagant court of Versailles and, indeed, the French royal family themselves.

Beyond the palace's private locked rooms, in addition to the hidden corridors and staircases, have free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure.

Includes

  • Guided visit inside the Palace of Versailles

  • Guided visit to the Gardens of Versailles

  • Guided visit inside the Petit Trianon

  • Guided visit to Marie Antoinette's hamlet

  • Escorted train travel to and from central Paris

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Headsets

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour. Please note that flash photography is NOT allowed inside the Palace.

  • France's tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

  • Please note that sections of the museum are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in France).

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 15 guests.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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