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Travel back into France’s history to a period of decadence and royal excess. Known as the ultimate celebration of the flamboyant styles of the King Louis’ fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth, Versailles combines a mixture of Classical and Baroque styles that will delight any visitor to this royal residence. The lavish decoration at Versailles reflects the sheer extravaganza which eventually led to the French Revolution. There is, however, much more to Versailles than the palace itself and the famous André Le Nôtre gardens. Join this tour of Versailles and Trianons to uncover the many delights of this delightful estate for yourself. The palace tour allows you to explore the decadent State Apartments, with its elegant reception halls, Queen's bedroom and wondrous Hall of Mirrors. Your guide will enthral you with tales of the French Kings and Queens and bring to life this legendary chapter of French history. Keep your eyes open for the hidden door in the Queens bedchamber that Marie-Antoinette escaped through when the Palace was stormed by a Paris mob during the Revolution. Move outside to the huge park surrounding the palace, where there are two small castles named Les Grand and Petit Trianons. Former summer residences of the King, they provided a place for him to escape to and forget about the etiquette of the court. From here continue on foot to Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet where the Queen played the shepherdess. Then enjoy some free time for lunch and a stroll in the Palace gardens. A fitting end to a wonderfully rich and diverting day, at this intriguing estate.
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). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.
In Winter: ride the mini train across the gardens to the Trianon/ In Summer: walk through the gardens to the Trianon.
Flat shoes are highly recommended (parquet flooring in the palace's rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard).
Strollers are not permitted in the palace or the two Trianons.
Excursion not recommended for those with walking difficulties or reduced mobility: it includes about three hours of brisk walking.
The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance.
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