Full day at Versailles | VTM

Full day at Versailles | VTM

Small Group

DESCRIPTION :

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

The Palace of Versailles was the residence of three kings of France: Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, from 1682 to 1789. Your guide will accompany you throughout the day as you discover the majesty of the Palace of Versailles and its most beautiful rooms. A symbol of royal power, admire the decoration, the palace’s Baroque architecture, its works of art, and antique furniture. After your tour, spend time exploring the beautiful formal gardens at your own pace before enjoying lunch in a restaurant near the Grand Canal. In the afternoon, discover another part of Versailles on a tour of the Small and Large Trianons and the Queen’s Hamlet, created especially for Marie Antoinette and located in a distant and peaceful corner of the grounds.

Set off from your Paris accommodation at 8 am for the Palace of Versailles. Relax during the minibus journey and listen to the first part of your guide’s commentary about the history of the Palace of Versailles,which consists of more than 700 rooms! Follow your guide and head straight of the front of the line to see the Palace of Versailles’s most beautiful rooms: the King’s Apartments, with seven sophisticated salons, and the Queen’s Apartments. You will also visit the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, a place to see and be seen, designed to amaze visitors to the Sun King with its marble decoration and gilded bronzes.

After an hour and a quarter of visiting time, explore Versailles’s stunning gardens at your own pace and admire its artworks, fountains, pools, flowerbeds, and trees.

After your walk, enjoy lunch at the “La Petite Venise” restaurant in a peaceful spot right in the heart of the palace’s grounds, near the Grand Canal.

After lunch, your guide will take you on a 1 hour 30 minute tour of the royal family’s secondary residences. Visit Louis XIV’s palace, the Grand Trianon. This pink marble palace is surrounded by picturesque gardens and pools, making it one of the most elegant of all the buildings at Versailles. See the small apartment where Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte spent time after his divorce from Joséphine de Beauharnais. He restored the building and stayed there on several occasions with his wife, the Empress Marie-Louise. Enjoy a self-guided visit to the Small Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s boudoir, and the Queen’s Hamlet. Like a small Normandy village, the Hamlet is home to 12 cottages, a lake, rivers, and a farm. It was Queen Marie Antoinette’s favourite place; she would come here with her children and friends to experience the charm of country life and to amuse herself.

Return to Paris. Arrival scheduled for around 4 pm.

Duration : 8 hour(s)

Tour Language : English.

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PRICE DETAILS : Adult : 212 € | Child : 151 €

Full day at Versailles | Small Group | VTM

Price per person

PRICE DETAILS : Private Group | 1090 €

Full day at Versailles | Private Group | VTP

1 to 4 pax

PRICE DETAILS : Private Group | 1290 €

Full day at Versailles | Private Group | VTP8

5 to 8 pax

  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris by minibus with one of our driver-guides
  • Priority admission to Versailles including a guided tour of the magnificent Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Apartments
  • Free time to explore the gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre
  • Feel like a king or queen with lunch included at the heart of the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, facing the Grand Canal
  • Afternoon guided tour of the Small and Large Trianons, plus the Queen's Hamlet

From 212 €

TOUR DETAILS

Included :

* Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
* Services of a driver tour guide, with commentary through individual headsets
* Priority access ticket to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles (Royal Apartments and Hall of Mirrors), the two Trianons, the Queen's Hamlet, and the gardens
* Lunch at the "La Petite Venise" restaurant (drinks included)

Not Included :

* Pick up outside of Paris

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Important: Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works
In Winter: ride the mini train across the gardens to the Trianon/ In Summer: walk through the gardens to the Trianon
Flat shoes are highly recommended (parquet flooring in the palace's rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
Strollers are not permitted in the palace or the Trianons
Excursion not recommended for those with walking difficulties or reduced mobility: it includes around three hours of brisk walking
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
On-site visit duration: 6h

Tour operated by our partner Paris City Vision

MENU ( for lunch or dinner )

MENU 1 :

Menu* at “La Petite Venise” restaurant

Arugula salad with parmesan
Chicken breast, mashed potatoes with olive oil
Chocolate fudge cake
Coffee or Tea
1/4 bottle of mineral water
1 glass of red wine du Pays de Gard

Menu* in private basis tour at “La Petite Venise” restaurant
Starter at choice:
Cold seasonal vegetable soup
Arugula salad with Parmesan cheese
**
Main course at choice:
Poultry with sundries tomatoes, shoot of spinash, risotto al salto
Cod, squid and zucchini tempura, mayonnaise and aurora sauces
Spaghetti made with eggs and the Chef’s tomato sauce baked in the oven
Risotto of the day
**
Dessert at choice:
Chocolate fondant, vanilla Madagascar ice cream
Fruits Salad
Strawberry and basil tartar, pistachio sponge cake
**
Drinks:
 Coffee or Tea
1/4 bottle of mineral water
1 glass of red wine du Pays de Gard
* Example of menu, subjet to modification

MEETING POINT & MAP

Departure

Address : From your hotel or apartement in Paris

Return

To your hotel or apartement in Paris

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1 - 14 days prior to the event date, you will charged a 100 % cancellation fee ( No show )
2 - 15 days to 30 days prior to the event date, you will be charged 50% cancellation fee
3- More than 30 days prior to the event date, you will be charged 5% cancellation fee

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