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From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Trip by Train

4.8 / 5

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From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Trip by Train

From US$ 152.71 per person

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Visit the lavish State Apartments, stroll through the glittering Hall of Mirrors and see not only the beautiful gardens but also the charming private estate of Marie Antoinette .

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Duration 9 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Spectacular Palace of Versailles, including the famous Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful gardens, once home to lavish parties and festivities
  • Visit the charming private estate of Marie Antoinette, including the Petit Trianon, Hamlet and farm
Full description
Your guide will meet you in downtown Paris and accompany you to Versailles by local train. Once you reach the Chateau, begin your trip through time as you gain a vivid understanding of the royal personalities who inhabited the site. Versailles was the most splendid capital in the world during the 17th century reign of Louis XIV. Your pre-booked entrance tickets will guarantee you direct access, and your friendly local guide will ensure you see all these rooms and halls have to offer. Hear about how the royal family was continuously on display, how they subjugated the proud nobles, and recaptured preeminence in fashion and art production from Italy back to France. Enjoy astonishing anecdotes about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette, and you’ll understand how uncomfortable she was at this public palace, preferring her private domains. Upon completing your tour of the royal apartments, your guide will accompany you through the luxurious gardens of Versailles, the setting for promenades, performances, and pyrotechnics. On days when the fountains are active, you’ll appreciate the elegant and omnipresent bubbling jets of water.  After a break for lunch,  enjoy an afternoon excursion to the queen’s personal domain. During this three-hour tour you’ll visit the Petit Trianon, an exquisite private palace set in a luxuriant garden where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time. You’ll also wander through the queen’s Normandy village, featuring a vineyard, a dairy, and a vegetable farm, arranged for her to simulate the healthy simplicity of country life. For your comfort, and to reduce the walking distance on the tour, take the 'Petit Train' from the Palace to and from the Petit Trianon. After your tour it's a short walk to the train station where you'll catch the direct train back to Paris. You can also choose to add on a gourmet 3 course lunch with wine in the restaurant in the Palace run by Chef Ducasse.
Includes
  • All entrance fees inlcuding skip-the-line entry to the Palace
  • All admission tickets
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Escorted round-trip transportation on the RER train
  • Ride to and from the domain of Marie Antoinette on the petit train
  • Headsets when necessary so you can always hear your guide clearly
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

At the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris Directions: Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This tour requires a significant amount of walking; please wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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We have done a number of tours to France and this was without question the most professionally conducted, thorough and outstanding experience we have had to date. Our guide was truly knowledgeable and was able to convey his true passion for this area in an exciting and inclusive way that had us captivated. His attention to detail and the care he gave to everyone on the tour was exemplary!

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October 26, 2019

This was an amazing day, made even better by our awesome guide, Hervè! His knowledge and sense of humour really made a great day even better!!! Of course, there were thousands of people there and was VERY hot, but well worth it just to be taken back in time and walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens! Bring back the French monarchy, I for one would love to see the coronation of Louis XX!

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June 2, 2019

Excellent. Educational. Inspirational.

April 27, 2019

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