Audioguided Tour of the Versailles Palace and its Gardens Day Trip

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From November 01, 2016 to March 31, 2017 is at

What To Expect

Travel to the Versailles Palace where 18th century French monarchs resided. Visit the grandiose rooms of the palace in an audioguided tour. Visit the vast gardens of the palace. Learn all about each room in the palace from an audioguide available in your language.

Highlights

  • Explore the Versailles Palace and witness the glory of the French royals in the past

  • Roam around the Versailles Palace's 800-hectare garden

  • Visit the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments of the King and Queen at the Versailles Palace

  • Learn about every site you visit inside the palace through the multilingual audioguide

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Versailles
Departs From:
Paris
Meeting Point:
2 Rue des Pyramides
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:45 AM
Product Code:
14271
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for 30 years, the Palace of Versailles was once the residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts, from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789. Your audio guide commentary will give you the opportunity to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles at your own pace. Admire its Baroque architecture, artworks, sumptuous decoration, and the furniture created by greatest craftsmen of the age. Enjoy strolling through the palace's grounds and gardens to the Trianon, or explore the pretty town of Versailles beyond the palace's walls.

The Palace of Versailles stretches for more than 721,000 square feet and boasts more than 700 rooms. Your audio guide will help you find your way during your visit, tell you about the history of the palace, and immerse you in its unique atmosphere. Your ticket will give you priority access to the palace's most famous rooms, including the King's Grand Apartment, with seven salons each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.) and the Queen's Grand Apartment, laid out in a mirror image of those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others. Also see the stunning Hall of Mirrors, a huge room in which guests were received and impressed, dreamt up by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was designed to amaze the Sun King's (Louis XIV) visitors and is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors. It also offers breathtaking views of the palace's beautiful gardens.

During this full day tour of Versailles, spend time discovering the gardens of Versailles and admire their artworks (more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds and woodland. In Summer, a range of activities is staged in the gardens, such as the "Grandes Eaux," when the fountains are made to dance to music.

This tour will end with a train ride back to Paris.

Includes

  • Roundtrip luxury motorcoach transfers between Versailles to Paris

  • Audioguide

  • Priority entrance tickets to the palace of Versailles

  • Royal Apartments and Hall of Mirrors visit

  • Versailles Palace Garden access

Excludes

  • Admission to the gardens on certain dates

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

From 1 April to 28 October, there is an extra charge to enter the gardens (not included, payable on site) on the following dates:

  • The fountains will be switched on for the "GRANDES EAUX" on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 April to 26 October + 18 April + 8 May + 29 May + 15 August).

  • Music will play in the gardens for the "JARDINS MUSICAUX" on Tuesdays from 1 April to 13 May, from 1 July to 28 October.

  • On public holidays or special occasions.

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge

  • Use of camera flash is strictly prohibited inside the Versailles Palace

  • Comfortable walking shoes are highly suitable for this tour

  • This tour is not suitable for participants with walking difficulties. Wheel chairs are not allowed inside the Versailles Palace.

  • The musical gardens and fountain display attractions are will run on selected dates in the summer. On these dates, entrance to the gardens is not included.

  • High-heeled shoes are not recommended (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard).

  • Strollers are not allowed inside the palace.

  • Access to the palace is difficult for those with reduced mobility.

  • Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace.

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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