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From Paris: Versailles by Bike and Palace Entrance

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From Paris: Versailles by Bike and Palace Entrance

From US$ 115.34 per person

Explore the Palace of Versailles and its gardens by bike of on a day tour from Paris. Travel by train to Versailles and pedal through the royal forest. See Marie Antoinette’s private hamlet, enjoy a picnic by the Grand Canal, and wander in opulent rooms.

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Duration 8 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Bike the royal grounds of the Palace of Versailles
  • Cycle to the Queen's Hamlet where Marie Antoinette would flee court life
  • Go to the food market in Versailles village
  • Hear anecdotes and history not found in the guide books
  • Explore the tree-lined paths of the gardens of Versailles
  • Walk through the amazing royal gardens, considered to be Europe's most beautiful
Full description
Before meeting your guide at 8:45 AM at Le Peloton Café in Paris, take time to grab a craft coffee or delectable waffle to start you off. After meeting your enthusiastic guide and the rest of your group members at the café, you'll take the train together to Versailles. Upon arrival, the first stop will be at the Versailles farmer's market, one of the best in France. Get all the best recommendations on what to buy from your guide, and sweet talk the vendors for some delicious food. After the market, you'll ride into the amazing royal grounds and experience the legendary gardens of Versailles. Walk through the often-missed peasant village created for Marie Antoinette, and the Petit Trianon, which was her personal castle and residence. Stop next for a picnic through the gardens along the Grand Canal. Set your bike aside and sit in the grass to enjoy the view of the swans and castle. You'll later have free time to explore the Palace of Versailles at your own pace with an audio guide before returning to Paris by train.
Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets to Versailles
  • Entrance to the castle, gardens, and Marie Antoinette's hamlet
  • Knowledgeable and fun guide
  • Bike
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at 8:45 AM for check-in at Le Peloton Café. Le Peloton Café is located in the Marais at 17 rue du Pont Louis Philippe. The nearest metros are either Saint Paul (line 1) or Pont Marie (line 7).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Tour require a minimum of 4 participants to operate. If the minimum number is not met, you'll be offered a refund or a new date
  • You will have free time to explore the Chateau at your own pace at the end of the guided tour
  • You must be able to ride a bike to participate in this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Great tour - watch out for birds.

Great tour. Joshua was a great guide and the palace was amazing. Overall we had a great time - biking is the way to go. Warning - DO NOT leave food in your bicycle basket, even if it’s covered and tied up - the birds will eat your lunch in its entirety.

May 11, 2019

The best way to see Versailles!

I highly recommend this trip. You will see more of the city, chateau and grounds than is possible visiting by foot. Our guide, Mark, was exceptional. He created a fun, relaxing, and informative environment. My personal favorite part was shopping in the market and the picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. Take advantage of this opportunity to take a trip back in time at Versailles.

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June 12, 2018

Great way to see Versailles

Great tour and a really good way to see all of Versailles and not just the main palace area most people see. Mark was an excellent guide and the small size of the group and personal nature of the tour was a real bonus, especially compared to other huge bike tour groups we saw on our travels. Really enjoyed the stop in the lovely market to shop for our picnic lunch.

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April 12, 2018

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