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    Afternoon Excursion to the Palace of Versailles & Gardens with Priority Access

    The Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the residence of French Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI and their courts, from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789! The information provided by your guide will be played through your own individual headset, giving you an opportunity to learn about the majestic Palace of Versailles, a symbol of Royal power!

    DEPARTURES

    Afternoon Tuesday to Sunday Departures from April to October 2020

    Included:
    • Round Trip Transportation by luxury coach from Paris
    • Entrance ticket to the Palace (priority access)
    • Guided visit of the Royal Apartments of the Palace of Versailles
    • Service of a licensed guide with individual earphones
    • Entrance ticket to the Gardens (priority access)
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    Not Included:
    • Meals
    • Transfers from your accommodation in Paris
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    • Tour departure at 11:15 am or 2:00 pm
    • The itinerary and schedule may be modified depending on traffic or changes of opening hours at the sights
    • Flat shoes are highly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
    • Strollers are not allowed inside the palace
    • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures
    • On-site visit duration: 2 hours

    PRICING DETAILS

    Click Book Online for 2020 pricing!
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    • All prices are per person

    Versailles Palace
    The Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the residence of French Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI and their courts!

    ITINERARY

    Set off for the Palace of Versailles from Central Paris. Take advantage of the 45-minute journey by luxury air-conditioned coach to listen to your guide's introduction to the palace's history.

    One of the world's most illustrious monuments, the Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 until the French Revolution. Your guide will help you to experience everything about what life was like in the Palace of Versailles, the symbol of the power of the French monarchy. Then enjoy some free time strolling through the palace's stunning grounds and formal gardens.

    The Palace of Versailles covers an area of over 721,000 square feet and has more than 700 rooms. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to visit the most beautiful rooms inside the palace: the King's Grand Apartments, with seven rooms dedicated to different gods, and the Queen's Grand Apartments, mirroring those of the king, which include the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others. Also, marvel at the sparkling Hall of Mirrors of Versailles, a large reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the celebrated architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Designed to dazzle the Sun King's visitors, this huge hall with marble and gilded bronze decoration were somewhere to stroll and meet. It was also the setting for sumptuous receptions and royal wedding balls.

    Your tour will be followed by an opportunity to discover the palace's gardens, the second part of your visit. In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the landscape architect André Le Nôtre to lay out the grounds and gardens, something that was just as important as the construction of the palace itself as far as the king was concerned. Enjoy your free time and explore the Gardens of Versailles, admiring the magnificently sculpted decoration (marble statues, busts, and vases), fountains, and pools.