Versailles Palace private tour
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Skip-the-line Versailles tour

A half day of French history, palace and gardens

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Eugénie | about the guide

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is available every day of the week except on Mondays. Moreover, gardens are open to the public on Tuesdays and week-ends between April and October.
This half day tour is a great way to explore and enjoy one of France’s most iconic monuments. Mainly built under the reign of Louis 14th also know as the « Sun King » in the 1600s, this vast property also housed the reign and the life of Marie-Antoinette until the French revolution. From your hotel, the guide will whisk you back in time to the magnificent Château de Versailles with no hassle. Once arrived, you’ll whizz past the queues with your skip-the-line access and go straight into the splendid 17th century palace. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the meaning of the different symbols and paintings, as well as describing everyday life at Versailles within a wider historical context. During this guided tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the State Apartments (Les Grands Appartements), admire the Royal Chapel and walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors. After the tour of the chateau your guide will take you to the gardens to see the famous shrubs.

(3 reviews)
  • Paris
    France
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 4
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Versailles, Palace of Versailles, André Le Nôtre, Grands Appartements du Roi, Sun King
transport :
Uber, taxi or train as requested
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome.
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (Bilingual), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
4

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Booking for the fast access to the château with your guide - Guided tour of the château and gardens

NOT INCLUDED

- The tickets (€15 for adults) - Transportation (choice of train or taxi) - On Tuesdays and weekends in summer: extra €10 for the gardens because of the fountain show

ITINERARY

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and whisk you off to the magnificent Château de Versailles by train or taxi, depending on which you prefer. With skip-the-line access already organized, you’ll whizz past the queues and head straight into the splendid 17th century palace. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore the State Apartments (Les Grands Appartements), admire the Royal Chapel and walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors. Next stop? Step outside to enjoy the formal gardens designed by André Le Notre. The many fountains will run one hour on sunday mornings. NOTE: This tour is available every day except Mondays. Moreover, gardens open to the public on tuesdays and week-ends between april and october.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel or at your convenience in Paris
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel or at your convenience in Paris

about
your guide

Eugénie

Paris

languages :
Anglais/English, Français/French

An authentic Parisian, I have always been passionate about history, especially thanks to my father who, during my childhood, brought to my attention the historical monuments and famous characters who shaped the history of France; that love story is hereditary! I'm very lucky to be living in Paris and even though I love traveling, I never get tired of Paris and love to come back, crossing the city in a taxi by night and seeing all the neighborhoods flashing before my eyes. Before choosing the profession of professional guide, I had a rather traditional office job, which was however still linked to Paris because it was city planning. During a trip to Rome, I saw some the guides in the Vatican, and I realized you could turn all that beauty into a job. Without further ado, I signed up for tests and interviews for guide school. In 2010, I obtained my professional guide diploma and today I organize guided visits in Paris for curious and enthusiastic travelers. I love outdoor activities and natural landscapes, but paradoxically, I'm a real proud of my city and willing to bring its treasures across.

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3 reviews

average rate :
Nigel
Australia - 23.06.2017

We cannot describe how much we enjoyed the tour with Caroline (Eugénie’s colleague) this afternoon. She was amazing with our nine year old, making sure she was engaged at all times. Her knowledge of Versailles' history was impressive and very accurate. We found her charming company. Thanks for the three of us - Caroline couldn't have been more helpful.

UTF
France - 02.05.2017

Hello, As you may recall that the original tour guide we specified, Eugénie, had a conflict and Raphaëlle took her place. We were delighted with Raphaëlle as our tour guide. Her knowledge of Versailles was amazing. Additionally Raphaëlle's energy and positive personality enhanced our wonderful visit. We would strongly recommend Raphaëlle should you need references Thanks and regards Jeffrey Cohen

Robert
United States - 28.11.2016

We enjoyed the tour today of Versailles much more than our first tour 9 years ago thanks to you and your knowledge. I will give your email to my friend Paul Vallas who will be here in March with his family.

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Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 3 customer reviews
Product description: <div style="text-align: center;">PLEASE NOTE: This tour is available every day of the week except on Mondays. Moreover, gardens are open to the public on Tuesdays and week-ends between April and October. <br></div>This half day tour is a great way to explore and enjoy one of France’s most iconic monuments. Mainly built under the reign of Louis 14th also know as the « Sun King » in the 1600s, this vast property also housed the reign and the life of Marie-Antoinette until the French revolution. From your hotel, the guide will whisk you back in time to the magnificent Château de Versailles with no hassle. Once arrived, you’ll whizz past the queues with your skip-the-line access and go straight into the splendid 17th century palace. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the meaning of the different symbols and paintings, as well as describing everyday life at Versailles within a wider historical context. During this guided tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the State Apartments (Les Grands Appartements), admire the Royal Chapel and walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors. After the tour of the chateau your guide will take you to the gardens to see the famous shrubs. Customer reviews:
Skip-the-line Versailles tour ,
5/ 5stars
We cannot describe how much we enjoyed the tour with Caroline (Eugénie’s colleague) this afternoon. She was amazing with our nine year old, making sure she was engaged at all times. Her knowledge of Versailles' history was impressive and very accurate. We found her charming company. Thanks for the three of us - Caroline couldn't have been more helpful.
Skip-the-line Versailles tour ,
5/ 5stars
Hello, As you may recall that the original tour guide we specified, Eugénie, had a conflict and Raphaëlle took her place. We were delighted with Raphaëlle as our tour guide. Her knowledge of Versailles was amazing. Additionally Raphaëlle's energy and positive personality enhanced our wonderful visit. We would strongly recommend Raphaëlle should you need references Thanks and regards Jeffrey Cohen
Skip-the-line Versailles tour ,
5/ 5stars
We enjoyed the tour today of Versailles much more than our first tour 9 years ago thanks to you and your knowledge. I will give your email to my friend Paul Vallas who will be here in March with his family.