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Versailles In the Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette Behind Locked Doors Day Tour

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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

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

  • Headsets

  • Return train ticket from Paris

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Versailles In the Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette Behind Locked Doors Day Tour

Duration: 8 - 8:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Headsets / Return train ticket from Paris / Admission / English-speaking guide

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. The 'behind locked doors' part of the tour was especially good as there were no crowds - just our group!

Samantha

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Schedule

  • 08:30

    Check in at Metro Invalides

  • 08:45

    Ride to Versailles

    Get inside the Palace of Versailles. Explore one of the world’s most famous royal residences and have access to secret doors opened just for you with an ancient key. Walk in the footsteps of one of history’s most romanticized queens, Marie Antoinette.

  • Secret Parts of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles

    See the magnificent staterooms where the kings and queens held court, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors. Step behind the scenes with exclusive access to rarely seen areas including the homes of influential mistresses, royal children, ambitious nobles and jealous courtiers.

  • Free time

    You will have free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure.

  • Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet

    Proceed to the secret corridors behind Marie Antoinette's bedroom where she 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.

  • 16:30-16:45

    End of tour

  • (For Check-In) Metro Invalides (rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Château de Versailles Time: 16:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Metro Invalides (rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris) Time: 08:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Château de Versailles Time: 16:30:00

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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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  • You can book a maximum of 20.

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Reviews

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. The 'behind locked doors' part of the tour was especially good as there were no crowds - just our group! more

Samantha

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  • 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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