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Versailles Palace and Fountain Show: Express Tour, Guide

  • When does it run?
    1 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Monday and Thursday
  • Start time
    1:00pm
  • Duration
    2 hours 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the palace
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and to the Gardens
  • Admission to the Fountains Show
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Key Highlights

  • Great for independent travellers who want to make their own way to the palace
  • A guided tour of the State Appartments and Hall of Mirrors
  • Perfect for those short on time, experience the best of Versailles in only 2 hours
  • A guided tour of the Gardens Admission to the Fountains Show on certain days

Overview

The Palace of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art. The palace remains in fabulous condition and is one of the most popular attractions of France. With this tour you have the freedom of planning your travel to the palace, be it from Paris or someplace else.

Versailles was the center of French politics from 1682, when Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King moved his court from Paris to the countryside. The palace served as the heart of royal life and saw the reign of three kings until the French Revolution. See the stupendous Apartments of the King, opulently adorned with gold and beautiful fabrics, and the famous Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart.

You will get to traverse the magnificent gardens with your guide and even catch the Fountains Show during weekends. Whereas many operators charge extra for the Fountains Show experience, with this tour it’s included in the price, so you save money while getting the most of your trip to Versailles.

Suitable for people short on time; experience the best of Versailles in 2 hours.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    1 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Monday and Thursday

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Start time

    1:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    10 avenue du Général de Gaulle 78 000 Versailles, located across the street from Versailles Château Rive Gauche RER station (line C).

  • Ending Point

    Palace of Versailles

Itinerary

  • Make your own way to 10 avenue du Général de Gaulle 78 000 Versailles, located across the street from Versailles Château Rive Gauche RER station (line C).

    The tour lasts for 2 hours which includes the above guided tour and also a tour of the gardens. The 800-hecactre gardens took 40 years to complete and include finely landscaped woodlands and beautiful gardens in classic French Garden style. Observe the perfect green lawns, sculptures and the symmetrically planted flowerbeds connected by gravel paths. During the weekends, your admission entitles you to the spectacular Fountains Show.

    The tour ends at the Palace of Versailles and you need to make your own way back to your accommodation.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the palace
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and to the Gardens
  • Admission to the Fountains Show
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Marie-Antoinette’s Estate admission

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) Children under 6 years old are admitted free to the palace and the gardens but must be announced prior to the day of your visit. Children over the age of 6 but under 18 receive a reduced price.

Fountain Show schedule: On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from April to October and on certain Tuesdays in June.

Musical Fountains schedule: on Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October

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. Versailles is located on the RER C line (Station Versailles Rive Gauche). The trip to Versailles from the Eiffel Tower takes 32 minutes by train.The maximum number of people in the half day groups is of 30 persons.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent guide and Avoids the Ques
    Paul Henshaw, United Kingdom 08/17/2017
  • Enjoyable tour
    Monica Lanzon, Malta 02/13/2016
  • Magical
    Juanita F Buchanan, United States 01/04/2016

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