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Versailles: Palace of Versailles and Marie Antoinette Tour

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Activity provider: GetYourGuide France

Versailles: Palace of Versailles and Marie Antoinette Tour

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
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Discover the stately rooms and gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Then, visit Marie Antoinette’s private estate at the Trianon châteaux.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Palace of Versailles
  • Walk down the stunning central Hall of Mirrors
  • Admire the King and Queen's State Apartments
  • Follow the footsteps of famous French monarchs
  • Learn about the private life of Marie Antoinette
Full description

Walk in the footsteps of the “Sun King”, Louis XIV, on a guided tour of his opulent residence, the Palace of Versailles. You will also visit the château of Petit Trianon, located on the grounds of the Palace, which was once the private retreat of Marie Antoinette.

Skip the long lines with your priority access ticket and discover the opulence, beauty, and history of the Palace of Versailles on a guided tour. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see King and Queen's State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors.

Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy throughout the centuries. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms.

Then, step out into the lush gardens surrounding the palace. Enjoy a guided tour through the beautiful grounds and feel like a member of past royalty as you marvel at the gardens' grandeur, bronze statues, and ornamental basins accompanied by rows of large trees.

Afterward, meet up with your guide and visit Marie Antoinette’s private estate of the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Queen's Hamlet. Explore the building which was designed for her to escape from her royal duties. Learn about her private life away from the pomp and ceremony of the Palace.

Includes
  • Palace of Versailles skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Gardens of Versailles entry
  • Palace of Versailles and Gardens guided tour
  • Marie-Antoinette's estate entry (Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon, Queen's Hamlet)
  • Marie-Antoinette's estate guided tour
  • Transfers from Paris
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Check in at the GetYourGuide shop on 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, located across the street from the RER line C Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station • Take the 'Avenue de Paris' exit at the train station and find the office across the street next to the Café Madeleine • Please be aware that the train from Paris to Versailles takes approximately 1 hour • Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris • There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Rive Droite" (Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense) then it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Chantiers" (Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense) then it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • The train from Paris to Versailles takes about 1 hour
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour includes a considerable amount of walking and is not suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • Please note that baby strollers or baby backpack carriers are only allowed in the gardens. You can take a baby inside the palace with a baby carrier that has no metallic structure
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in April to June, and September to October, prices have been adjusted accordingly
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free to enter
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on October 30
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Laura was absolutely fabulous!! The tour was a full day of beautiful sights and amazing history. Laura was so informative, personable, and energetic. We were not sure if we wanted a guided tour, but after having Laura we are just so happy that we did!! The garden and the farm were astonishing. The palace was rich and beautiful. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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May 27, 2022

Anne-Sophie was amazing. For a full day tour, she made it feel so engaging throughout. She not only was extremely prepared and professional - she answered several questions from the group and the (very few) she did not know off the top of her head were met with an action statement of “I’ll find out for you during break.” Very impressed, loved every second!

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May 16, 2022

We are happily to say that we had the most wonderful experiance.. Also i want to thanks Laura , our guide that show us everything and arranged everything (i mean my propose, by the way she said yes.). Laura is the most happy person i ever knew and so kind. Thank you for this amazing experiance.

May 15, 2022

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