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Half Day Versailles Palace Tour from Paris with Mobile App

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tuesday to Sunday 

  • Duration

    Approx. 4.30 hours

  • Start time

    8:15am

  • Meeting Point

    HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL - 22 Rue Jean Rey 750015 PARIS : Meet our representative with a Paris City Vision sign outside the hotel

    Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in.

  • Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure

Key Highlights

  • Be amazed at the opulence of Louis XIV's magnificent palace
  • Explore the royal gardens of the famous Chateau de Versailles
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Experience the magnificence of the Palace of Versailles on a tour with an interactive mobile guide
  • Downloadable mobile app guide adds context to Versailles's immense collections
  • Explore the Grand Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors at your own pace
  • Walk through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles

Overview

Get a glimpse of the extravagant lifestyle of the French nobility on a tour of the awe-inspiring Palace of Versailles in France.

The Palace of Versailles draws tourists from across the world who come to explore its lavish interiors and formal gardens. The world’s most opulent Château, Versailles was in the 17th century created by Louis XIV (the Sun King) to demonstrate the absolute power of the French monarchy, then at its height.

Louis’ passion for the arts as well as for self-glorification meant that the Palace was decorated on a scale of lavishness unprecedented in France.

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.

A downloadable mobile app with audio commentary (available in 10 languages) will explain what you are seeing as you tour the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Opera, Marble Staircase, Mars Drawing Room, Venus and Diana Drawing Rooms, and the Royal Chapel.

Marvel at the lavish frescoes, woodwork and marble and gilt embellishments and don’t forget to spend time in the spacious grounds filled with fountains, sculptures, and beautiful gardens.

One of the most famous historical and architectural sights in France, the Palace of Versailles is a must visit.

Should you wish to view the Fountain Display and Musical Gardens, we recommend an alternative which includes access to these shows, Click here for more details>>

Itinerary

  • Set out from Paris in an air conditioned coach and travel to the Palace of Versailles which 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. Versailles was created by Louis XIV (The Sun King) in the mid-17th century when he moved the court from Paris. Many historians believe he did this because there was so much intrigue among the nobility and politicians during his reign that he was afraid to have them out of his sight. He therefore built Versailles large enough to house his entire court and ordered the aristocracy to stay with him there. 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 in 10 languages 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. Return to Paris by coach.

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation in air-conditioned luxury vehicle 
  • Entrance ticket to Versailles Palace (priority access)
  • Entrance ticket to the Gardens with priority access, even on Musical Fountains' days
  • Comments in mobile app to download in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Korean

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Live guide
  • Food & drinks
  • Entrance Fees to gardens

Please note

Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted).

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

You might have to wait in line before entering the palace.

Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility

We do not recommend high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard).

Strollers are not permitted inside the palace. 

Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace.

Gardens are included all days. Fountains show will be included when operating.

Additional info

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.

Customer Reviews

  • 3
    Lovely morning tour.
    09/19/2017 Leanne Keegan, Australia
  • 3
    09/11/2017 Tracey stoneman, Australia
  • 3
    amazing tour to versailles from paris, i am so glad I got the chance to visit this grandeur. We were so well looked after by the crew and the guide that we felt relaxed to enjoy thewhole trip from beginning to end. Thank you all and thank you isango.
    03/19/2016 mrs s king, United Kingdom

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