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Versailles Palace Afternoon Tour

Versailles Palace Afternoon Tour

4 hours From
AU$135 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach TourWalking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Paris
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-30
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
4 hours From
AU$135 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach TourWalking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Paris
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-30
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned touring coach

Summary

Set off for the Palace of Versailles from Paris at 2:00 pm. Take advantage of the 45-minute journey by luxury air-conditioned coach to listen to your guide's introduction to the palace's history.

Stretching for more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace of Versailles has over 700 rooms. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to tour the palace's most beautiful rooms: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms each dedicated to a different god (Apollo, Mars, Mercy, Venus, etc.), and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette. Also, marvel at the majestic "Hall of Mirrors" Versailles, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamed up by the famous architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was created to astonish visitors to the Sun King, Louis XIV; it is lit by 17 windows and some 350 mirrors, and overlooks the palace's breath-taking gardens, the second part of your visit.

In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the landscape architect André Le Nôtre to lay out the gardens and grounds, something that was just as important to the king as the construction of the palace. Spend time exploring the Gardens of Versailles and admire the 386 works of art (including more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds, and woodland. During the Summer months, a range of activities are organized, for example, the Grandes Eaux Musicales, when the garden's fountains "dance" in time to music.

Return to Paris scheduled for around 6:00 p.m.

This tour is available in the following languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Departure Time: 2:00 pm

Meeting Point: 2 rue des pyramides 75001 Paris

Inclusions

  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (except on certain dates for the gardens)
  • Services of a driver-guide, with commentary played through individual headsets for added convenience

Exclusions

  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Admission to the gardens on specific dates

Important Notes

  • Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works.
  • The itinerary and schedule may be modified depending on traffic or changes of opening hours at the sights.
  • Flat shoes are highly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard).
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the palace.
  • Access to the palace can be challenging for visitors with reduced mobility.
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance.

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