Private Versailles tour
share

Behind-the-scenes at the Château de Versailles

Experience the Royal Palace in all its splendor with the exclusive visit of its private apartments

WITH
Marie-Bénédicte's TEAM | about the guide

Please note: This tour is not available on Mondays (Palace closed)


Discover the Palace of Versailles, royal residence witnessing the golden age of the French monarchy, built by the most talented architects and decorators during the Louis XIV and Louis XVI eras. Accompanied by your expert guide or one member of her team, you will enjoy an exclusive tour allowing you to access to beautiful private rooms usually forbidden limits to the general public. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big apartments, you will see what only the privileged persons could see. The music room, the library, the King's room, his office, and many other rooms filled with original furnishings where time seems suspended. You will feel like entering the real intimacy of the royal family. This course will be followed by a visit of the State Apartments where you will admire all the pomp and gold baroque of the The Chateau de Versailles is a masterpiece of 17th century architecture that housed French kings from 1632 until the French Revolution. During this tour, you will not only explore the sumptuous rooms open to the public, but also get a behind-the-scenes peek at the private rooms. Behind the walls and public royal life of the Grand Apartments lie the private apartments of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Accompanied by a qualified guide, you will delve into the intimate atmosphere and refined decoration of these living areas. You will also discover the Grand Apartments of the king and queen, the king’s bedchamber, the spectacular Hall of Mirrors and, if you have enough time, the beautiful gardens. From April to October, you can also enjoy the Grandes Eaux Musicales when the fountains flow to rhythm of different pieces of handpicked music. You’ll also have the opportunity to absorb the atmosphere in the town of Versailles as you explore its food market and sample a wide range of local artisanal products including macaroons, chocolate, cheeses and bread.

  • Paris - Normandy - Champagne - Loire Valley
    France
  • 5 hrs
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Château de Versailles, Versailles market, food tastings, Grands appartements, private apartments, behind-the-scenes access, Hall of Mirrors
transport :
On foot and by taxi/public transport to reach Versailles
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome, provided they can walk for the entire day
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual), Espagnol/Spanish (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Exclusive visit of the Royal private apartments - Service of your private professional bilingual English speaking guide for the duration of 5 hours (from Paris) - Certified and experienced guide, with human qualities, able to fit your expectations. Perfect for families. - Entrance tickets for Château de Versailles - Please provide as many available time slots as possible as places are limited

NOT INCLUDED

- Transport to and from Versailles either by taxi or public transport - Additional fee from April to October for the Grandes Eaux Musicales experience. Paid on site, if you have time to visit the gardens. - Purchases and refreshments during the tour

ITINERARY

On this six-hour tour, your guide will come to your Paris hotel and take you to Versailles by taxi or public transport. On arrival, you will visit the Grands Appartements, the private apartments, the stables and the gardens. The exact order will depend on the time slot for the private apartments tour and also your pace. The day will come to a delicious end at the nearby Versailles market with food tastings of local products. NB : The palace is closed on Mondays.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel or apartment in Paris
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Return to Paris with the guide, unless you would rather spend longer in Versailles

about
your guide

Marie-Bénédicte

Paris

languages :
Français/French, Anglais/English, Espagnol/Spanish

After 12 years spent in sales and trade marketing, the birth of my 4th child gave me the impulse to change careers in order to fully devote myself to my passion: organizing guided tours in my beautiful city of Paris. In 2006, I created my own company with a small team of professional polyglot guides (Emanuela, Françoise, Xenia...), offering visitors the opportunity to discover Paris in a different way. While many cities are becoming standardized in their offer with the development of numerous chains of all kinds, the French capital retains its authenticity and its unique shops, thus preserving its peculiar charm. This is the concept of my visits which have been increasingly successful over the years. Through my special relationship with partners, merchants and artisans, I offer my visitors a unique sensory immersion punctuated by cultural stops in different symbolic places and neighborhoods of Paris. During my tours, visitors are led in confidential boutiques, carefully selected and conducive for the stimulation of the senses: perfumes, groceries, wines, chocolates and local workshops. My experts and passionate guides love to share their stories and offer fun activities to bring a playful dimension to the tours. Whether you are a gourmet, fashionista, fine nose, or wine lover, I create a customized itinerary to awake your senses: mysterious wine-cellars discovery in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés chic neighborhood, culinary traditions, and french Art of living in a prestigious restaurant, or meeting with fashion designers in the Marais during a show-room. PS : my tours are usually guided by Emanuela, Françoise or Xenia

See all tours of this guide

0 review

there is no review yet !

Book this tour and you could give it its first review !