This is a private tour. You will be picked up from your hotel or any address in Paris centre and taken to the Palace of Versailles in a traditional French Citroën 2CV car, ‘Blue, white and red’ in colour. Open-top in summers and see-through roof in winters, the 2CV allows you an exceptional panoramic view of the Parisian monuments. A far cry from the conventional formula, your multilingual driver-cum-guide speaking English and French will share with you his knowledge on the city and some interesting anecdotes.
Versailles is a small town at a distance of about 25 kilometres from Paris. Chateau de Versailles was built by Louis the XIV in the mid 17th century. It is the most famous palace in France and served as the political capital of the kingdom.
Explore the King’s Suite and see lavishly decorated rooms with frescoes, marble, gilt, woodwork and symbols from Roman and Greek mythology. The palace was designed by some of the most talented architects like Le Vau, Mansart and Charles Le Brun. The 75-metre long Hall of Mirrors is particularly impressive with 17 huge mirrors and stucco work showing the monarch in various guises (Louis the XIV was also called the Sun King). Continue to the apartments of Dauphin and Dauphine. An audio guide is available on this tour. You can also stroll in the formal gardens which were designed by Andre le Notre. Almost as impressive as the palace itself are its ponds, tree lined avenues, marble and bronze statues and fountains.
After a historical tour of the Palace of Versailles, return to Paris and you will be dropped back to your hotel or accommodation.