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Formerly a humble hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) is the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. Embellished to epitomize royal decadence (the inequality of which tindered the French Revolution), Versailles features 700 rooms replete with frescoed ceilings and carvings, plus the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles), which brim with geometrically designed walkways and fountains. No visit to France is complete without experiencing the grandeur.

The Basics
Visiting every one of the palace's 700 rooms would take days, so a Versailles guided tour that visits the highlights is indisputably the best option. Gold-framed windows let light into the Hall of Mirrors, while priceless antique furniture decorates the King's Grand Chambers. The Royal Chapel features a number of columns, and in the gardens, the Grand Canal dominates while the Musical Fountains dance to classical music.

Lines can be long, often exceeding two hours, so purchase a skip-the-line ticket to spend less time waiting and more time exploring the Versailles Palace and Gardens. Various combo tours include skip-the-line entry at both the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum and a Versailles Palace tour, allowing you to maximize your time in Paris. History buffs should consider a private tour for tailored insight into the residence's history, particularly Marie Antoinette's exile in the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, while active travelers can tour Versailles by bike to cover more ground in less time. On a full-day tour, fans of Impressionist art can combine Versailles with a visit to Giverny, the village that inspired Claude Monet's water lily paintings.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palace is incredibly popular—book a skip-the-line ticket to save time.
  • The majority of tours from Paris include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Select a tour that combines round-trip transport with an audio guide for a self-guided experience.

How to Get to the Palace of Versailles
The palace is set in the small township of Versailles, 13 miles (21 km) outside of Paris, and is easy to reach by train. Catch RER C from Paris to Versailles Rive Gauche station, only a 10-minute walk from the palace. You can also catch the SNCF train from Paris Montparnasse station to Versailles Chantiers or from Paris Saint Lazare to Versailles Rive Droite station.

When to Get There
At night, when the palace lights are illuminated and the sun has set, the gardens' Musical Fountains are at their most magical. Visit the Versailles Gardens on a Saturday evening between June 17 and September 16 to see a particularly special fountain performance crowned with a fireworks display.
Address: Place d'Armes, Versailles, Ile-de-France 78000, France
Hours: Tues–Sun 9am – 6:30pm in summer; 9am – 5:30pm in winter. Gardens and park open daily. Closed Jan 1, Apr 5, May 1, May 24, Nov 1, and Dec 25.
Admission: Varies
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Private 5-hour tour to Palace of Versailles (skip the line) from Paris Hotel

Private 5-hour tour to Palace of Versailles (skip the line) from Paris Hotel

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Pick up is set from your hotel in Paris and we will head towards Versailles. You will leave with your guide and separate official tour guide. Entrance tickets are included to the Palace of Versailles. You will be able to enjoy amongst others and learn all their historical details and facts thanks to your private official tour guide: Royal Chapel Kings Grand Apartment Hercules Salon Abondance Salon Venus Salon Diana Salon Mars Salon Mercury Salon Apollo Salon Hall of Mirrors (La Grande Galerie des Glaces) War Room Queen’s Grand Apartment Guard’s room Salon des Nobles Queen’s Bedchamber Peace Room Hall of French history Hall of Battles After you have visited the Palace, your driver and separate official tour guide will drop you back at your hotel in Paris. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$576.15
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$576.15
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Versailles 4-hour Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

Versailles 4-hour Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Depart Paris via comfortable luxury vehicle for a private tour of Versailles, the stunning château and gardens that were once home to French royalty. Enjoy direct pick-up from your Paris lodging and journey to this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your licensed guide helps you unlock its secrets. Skip the lines and go straight inside to explore such rooms as the King's Grand Apartment and the opulent Hall of Mirrors, then return outdoor to stroll Versailles's exquisite gardens before returning to Paris.
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  • 4 hours
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$261.59
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$261.59
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Private Tour: Palace of Versailles Half-Day Tour from Paris

Private Tour: Palace of Versailles Half-Day Tour from Paris

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Discover Versailles in comfort and style on this private half-day tour from Paris. Travel by air-conditioned transport and receive a personalized overview of the most visited castle in France. Hear about the Sun King and imagine how French royalty once lived as you stroll through the elaborate chambers and the impressive landscaped grounds. Check out the smaller castles of Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s Hamlet. With your guide, experience the beauty and history of Versailles on your own or with up to six of your family and friends.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$167.72
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$167.72

Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Coach Transfer

Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Coach Transfer

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Get to Versailles the easy way with a round-trip coach transfer from Paris. Don’t worry about train schedules. Avoid the potential of an expensive taxi ride. Instead, relax on a comfortable 45-minute coach trip with a morning or afternoon departure from Paris, with roughly four hours at Versailles itself to explore on your own before the transfer back to Paris. It’s the convenient and budget-friendly way to go.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$35.46
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Private Guided Tour of Versailles (Half Day)

Private Guided Tour of Versailles (Half Day)

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Swap Paris for Versailles on this action-packed regal day tour. You’ll save time planning how to get to Versailles by having a hotel pickup and drop-off included. Once you get to the Palace and the Gardens of Versailles, you’ll bypass long visitor lines as entrance fees are included. Your guide will enhance your experience by taking you to Palace highlights such as the Hall of Mirrors, and teaching you about French royalty.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$464.13
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Private Tour of Versailles Palace

Private Tour of Versailles Palace

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Immerse yourself in the world of French Royalty with a private tour of Versailles Palace. Set out from Paris to explore this lavish palace and its renowned gardens. Enter the château and step back in history to a place where kings and queens resided and stunning artworks adorned every room. Learn about its past as you visit such rooms as the King’s Suite and the Hall of Mirrors, then stroll among the outdoor gardens admiring the many fountains and sculptures strewn throughout.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$519.52
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$519.52
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Intimate Half-Day Afternoon Tour at Versailles from Paris

Intimate Half-Day Afternoon Tour at Versailles from Paris

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The lavish Palace of Versailles is France’s most famous chateau, once home to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. This leisurely afternoon tour is ideal for late-risers or those who prefer to spend the morning sightseeing in Paris. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan, save time with skip-the-line tickets, and enjoy a guided tour of the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the palace gardens.
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  • 4 hours
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$364.88
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$364.88
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Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

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Especially in peak season, the lines at the Palace of Versailles can be hard to believe. Skip them—without waking up at the crack of dawn—on this eminently civilized guided train trip from Paris. Your guide will show you the most magnificent of the 2,000 rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s State Apartments, and the King’s Private Apartments, then introduce you to the magical 2,000-acre (800-hectare) gardens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.94
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Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guided Small-Group Half-day with hotel pickup

Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guided Small-Group Half-day with hotel pickup

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Avoid public transport and long queues, and enjoy a hassle-free day trip to Versailles instead, by pre-booking skip-the-line tickets, including round-trip private or small-group transfers from Paris. Enjoy your 6-hour independent visit to the famous palace with the help of an interactive audio guide and see highlights like the King's State Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet. Don’t forget to tour the magnificent gardens and enjoy the musical fountains and gardens show (summer only).
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  • 6 hours
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$121.24
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Paris to Versailles half day trip

Paris to Versailles half day trip

The Palace of Versailles is a must-see of Paris region, but you are not sure how to get there ? You also would like to enjoy a beautiful ride through the royal forests of Louis XV ? The 2CV is a great car to discover Paris, but it’s also an amazing way to go to the most beautiful castle and region of Paris. This 5h tour combines the visit of the Ile de France region. The tour will start from your hotel in Paris. We will drive through all the different arrondissement to get to the bottom of the Eiffel tower. We will cross the beautiful residential of 16th arrondissement before to cross the Bois de Boulogne along the racecourses. We will then drive through the Royal forests of Saint Cloud before drop you off at the entrance of the castle of the Sun King. You will have 2h30 to visit the mysterious Hall of Mirrors, the impressive gardens and its majestic fountains. After the visit of the royal palace, we will head back to Paris before to drop you off back at your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$181.24
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Best of Versailles Palace Private Day Tour including Lunch & Queen's Hamlet

Best of Versailles Palace Private Day Tour including Lunch & Queen's Hamlet

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Spend a full day exploring the historic grandeur of Versailles with a private tour from Paris. Skip the long lines at the Palace of Versailles and wander through the mesmerizing Hall of Mirrors and the fantastically ornate apartments where French royalty once lived. Stroll through the sprawling palace gardens, and visit the Grand Trianon palace and Queen’s Hamlet — a recreated country village built as a private escape for Marie Antoinette. Midday, take a break for lunch with a gourmet three-course meal near Versailles’ Grand Canal.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$649.53
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Versailles Full Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

Versailles Full Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

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The UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles is one of the world’s top palaces—and has the crowds to match. Enjoy a seamless, luxurious way to tour the landmark with this private, full-day tour. Meet your guide at your Paris hotel, hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle, and head to Versailles. You’ll tour highlights like the Hall of Mirrors, will visit the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, and will learn more from your art historian guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,111.31
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$1,111.31
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All Day Audio Guided Giverny & Versailles with Lunch

All Day Audio Guided Giverny & Versailles with Lunch

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The magnificent Palace of Versailles and the Impressionist village of Giverny, formerly home to Claude Monet, are two of the most popular day trips from Paris. On this tour, experience both in one day, with a morning tour of Monet’s House and Gardens, a delicious 3-course lunch at a local restaurant, and an afternoon tour of Versailles, including the King’s Chambers, the Hall of Mirrors, and the stunning gardens.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.59
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Château de Versailles

Château de Versailles

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Welcome to the diamond of all the palaces in France, a huge achitecture challenge for the Sun King Louis XIV that allowed him to keep an important place in the french history. You'll be surrounded by the beauty and the splendor of the palace that will made this trip a must have on your journey in Paris.
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  • 5 hours
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$104.32
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$104.32
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Versailles Palace Intimate Day Tour with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Palace Intimate Day Tour with Lunch from Paris

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Discover the magic of the Palace of Versailles, the magnificent former home of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. This full-day tour offers plenty of time to take in all the palace highlights including the lavish States Apartments, the palace gardens, Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, and the Petit and Grand Trianons. Also included is a delicious 3-course lunch looking out over the Grand Canal and the palace gardens.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$812.27
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$812.27
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens Audio Tour with Private Transportation

Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens Audio Tour with Private Transportation

Take a private half-day trip from Paris to visit Versailles, one of the most famous palaces in the world that was once the residence of Louis the XIV, the Sun King. You'll avoid public queues with skip-the-line entry that includes an audio tour. See the royal chapel, State Apartments, the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, and the King's bedchambers. After your tour of the palace itself, enjoy the gardens and its 55 fountains before returning to your hotel in Paris in the comfort of a private, luxury vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.71
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$300.71
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Versailles Private Excursion

Versailles Private Excursion

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Walk the opulent halls of Versailles on this 6-hour tour. As you move through the rooms of the estate, your guide will share stories about the kings who lived there and their vast differences in style and rule. See beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains, and the celebrated Hall of Mirrors. Deepen your knowledge of French history and learn about the fall of the monarchy as you explore Versailles.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$977.91
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$977.91
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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Family 5-hour Discovery from Paris

Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Family 5-hour Discovery from Paris

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Turn a visit to Versailles into an educational adventure the whole family will enjoy on a kid-friendly tour of Europe's most magnificent palace. From the moment you board a train together in Paris, an entertaining guide engages young travelers with an activity booklet, stories of court life, and fun riddles, so the adults can relax and soak up the lavish chateau, too. Skip-the-line tickets let you bypass the wait and preserve kids’ patience for a romp through the Versailles gardens.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$721.21
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$721.21
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Skip-the-Line AudioGuided Versailles & Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Sightseeing Tour

Skip-the-Line AudioGuided Versailles & Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Sightseeing Tour

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  See the best of Paris and get the chance to visit the gorgeous Palace of Versailles with this combo tour. You'll get a skip-the-line ticket that will give you direct access to Versailles, complete with an audio guide. You'll also get access to a hop-on, hop-off bus following two routes in Paris, with stops ranging from the Champs--Elysées to the Moulin Rouge.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.02
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$121.02

Private full day Versailles and Louvre tour

Private full day Versailles and Louvre tour

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Private transportation and skip-the-line access make it easy to visit two of the most impressive — and the most crowded — landmarks in and around Paris in just one day. Begin with a short drive out of town to walk in the footsteps of royalty at the UNESCO-listed Versailles palace and gardens. Back in Paris, see world-famous works like the ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo’ on a private highlights tour of the Louvre museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$385.84
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$385.84
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Versailles Palace and Gardens Private Tour for Families

Versailles Palace and Gardens Private Tour for Families

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Skip the long lines and uncover the secrets of French royalty with this family-friendly tour of Versailles. Your guide, an art historian who specializes in family tours, will provide all children with activity sheets. As you tour the ornate rooms and lush palace gardens, your kids will be on the hunt for royal symbols and secrets. Listen to entertaining anecdotes that bring the colorful history of Versailles to life.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$679.66
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Versailles Half Day with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

Versailles Half Day with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

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For those who are short on time or simply want to optimize their time, this half-day excursion to Versailles fits the bill. Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle and skip the long lines with priority access. Once inside, listen to commentary via provided headsets and explore the opulent rooms and gardens of the Palace of Versailles on your own.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.76
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4 hour Versailles Tour including Skip the Line Castle Tickets & Licensed Guide

4 hour Versailles Tour including Skip the Line Castle Tickets & Licensed Guide

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Skip the lines and head straight into the bedazzling palace of Versailles with this private guided tour. You'll be picked up from your Paris hotel in a Mercedes van and be transported straight to Versailles on the outskirts of town. Once at Versailles, your guide will share fascinating stories about courtesan life under Louis XIV as you make your way through the palaces multiple halls, chambers, and apartments.
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  • 4 hours
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$358.44
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Versailles Private Day Excursion with Palace, Gardens & Trianon

Versailles Private Day Excursion with Palace, Gardens & Trianon

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Don’t worry about making your own way to Versailles: this private, round-trip tour from Paris takes all the hassle out of exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depart in the morning from your hotel, and travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, your priority access means you skip the long lines and head right in. See the Hall of Mirrors and the King’s and Queen’s Apartments, explore the palace’s sprawling gardens, and visit the Petit Trianon—a smaller on-site palace that was once used by Marie Antoinette.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$556.19
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$556.19
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