Versailles Palace private tour
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Skip-the-line Versailles tour

A half day of French history, palace and gardens

WITH
Caroline | 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 tour is very requested and could be done by other guides (Elisa, François, ...) if Caroline is unavailable.

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.

  • Paris
    France
  • 3.5 hrs
    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 :
Light
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 or Versailles
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel or at your convenience in Paris

about
your guide

Caroline

Paris

languages :
Anglais/English, Français/French

Born and brought up in Paris, I studied history and was destined to become a teacher, as I like working with people. However, I also wanted more freedom and flexibility. So, in 2009, I started giving tours as a volunteer and completed by professional guiding qualification the following year. I love this job as I’m always surrounded by people, I get to share my passion for history, and I create personal relationship during small private tours. My favorite themes? History (ex. Monuments like the Basilica of Saint-Denis, Saint Chapelle and Les Invalides), le Marais (Medieval architecture, aristocratic history) and the Louvre. As well as history, I’m also passionate about fashion, travelling and psychology.

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