• Versailles (4 hours) Description

    The Half Day Versailles Tour (4 hours) will embark you on a journey that will introduce you to the splendour and tragedy of the most famous and largest royal residence in the world: The Palace of Versailles. This symbol of absolute monarchy for more than a century is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French architecture and art.

    Your private, licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel (or apartment). On the way to Versailles (30 minute drive), he will give you an introduction to the history of the palace and the century of the Sun King. Upon arrival, he will collect your reservation and tickets, and enter with you through a special entrance, skipping the lines.

    The visit initiates with the Royal Chapel, followed by the visit of the King's Grand Apartments, with its sumptuously decorated rooms (Hercules Salon, Abondance Salon, Venus, etc). The visit of the King’s Grand Apartment will lead you to the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, that served daily as a passageway and a meeting place for courtiers and visiting public. You will continue your visit with the  War Room, the Queen's Grand Apartments (Guard's Room, Salon Des Nobles , Queen's Bedchamber), the Peace Room and the Hall of French History.

    After the visit of the Palace, your guide will take you for a walk into the exceptional French-style Gardens to discover the planted architectural patterns and groves. There you will look down on the grand perspective that leads the gaze from the Water Parterre along the Grand Canal to the horizon. Every Tuesday and Weekends, The Musical Fountain Show , brings new life to the exceptional gardens and fountains, part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

    "It was a garden before a castle, a feast before a garden, a night before a thousand suns. If you want to understand Versailles, you must first walk through its gardens"

    Before heading back to Paris, you guide will drive you through the Royal Park to discover the outside of the Grand Trianon, The Petit Trianon and the Hamlet of the Queen

    (Entrance tickets included).
    The security measures are reinforced in Versailles. The security control may take more time than usual, especially during the high season. The first security check is outside Versailles ground.
    Moreover due to the closure in the Palace (works) of the Queen’s bedroom and its four adjoining salons, the route of your guided tours of the Grand Apartments will be modified. It will lead you to explore the salon du Grand Couvert and the salle des gardes du Roi, open to the public and refurbished for the occasion.
    Then, you can continue your visit to the Mesdames' apartments, recently restored and refurnished.

    Extra charge for a pick up and/or a drop off outside Paris

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