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Palace of Versailles 2CV Private Guided Tour

US$ 254.25 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Driving to Versailles in an open top 2CV is a magical experience
  • This is a private tour which allows you to interact with your guide
  • Entrance and an audio guide of the palace interior is also included
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Paris
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor

Overview

Take a trip to the famous Palace of Versailles and enjoy a panoramic view in an open-top French 2CV car. Climb into an original refurbished 2CV, one of the truly French icons know all over the world and where better to try one than in Paris. It's a little tight inside - but that's part of the fun as you drive through the streets and look up though the see-through roof at the lights. Along the way, your chauffeur will be pleased to share with you lots of anecdotes on Parisian life as well as an introduction to the Palace Versailles.

The awe-inspiring Palace of Versailles gives you a glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of the French nobility. The palace is famous across the world for its grandeur and draws tourists from far and wide who come to explore its lavish interiors and formal gardens. Built by Louis the XIV, this famous palace was designed to awe with its opulence.

The beautiful gardens are almost as impressive as the palace itself. Designed in the formal style, they have marble and bronze statues, fountains and geometrically aligned terraces.

Itinerary

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. 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.

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Reviews

Our guide was knowledgable and very friendly! We had a wonderful experience and will definitely use this tour company again.... Jessica Barnett

Everything About this tour went well, for the online booking, the pick up at the hotel, the drive to Versailles and the drive back, everything was well organized and very... Anibal R Valente

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Monday

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start Time: Your preferred time from 10:00am to 10:00pm. (Please enter your preferred start time in the special requests field at the time of booking).
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in central Paris. (Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in central Paris

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Inclusions

  • Hotel/pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in a French 2CV car
  • Multilingual personal driver/guide speaking English (German, French, Italian and Spanish on request)
  • Tour of the royal garden
  • Entrance to the Chateaux Castle (skip the line access)

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

The gardens are to be paid weekend in high season (April to October): 10 euros. Gardens close at 17:00 during the Great musical waters performance, (Saturdays from April to October)

Maximum number of travelers for this product is 3 including children.

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Additional info

  • A vehicle can accommodate maximum 3 people.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • 4.5Reviews (7)
  • "Wonderful experience" Our guide was knowledgable and very friendly! We had a wonderful experience and will definitely use this tour company again....
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