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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 Day to Giverny & Versailles: Skip the line & transportation from Paris

Private Day to Giverny & Versailles: Skip the line & transportation from Paris

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Though there are numerous day trips from Paris, no visit to the City of Lights is complete without seeing the iconic Versailles Palace, and Claude Monet's home in Giverny. With this private tour, you can visit both of these top attractions in just one day. Enjoy private transportation, a personal guide to show you the way, and skip the line entry to both sights—all included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$610.58
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$610.58
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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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Versailles & Gardens Guided Tour with Full-Access (Transportations Included)

Versailles & Gardens Guided Tour with Full-Access (Transportations Included)

Get amazing priority access to the most popular attraction only 30 minutes away by train from Paris located at the Palace of Versailles is the well known French Sun King's residence. Stroll around the famous French Garden which was designed by Andre Le Notre. The more you walk the more you can explore the large alleys, and admire the groves and the fountains. Imagine the amazing parties that were held there by the King and the Nobles. ✔ Explore a stress-free escorted train trip from Paris ✔ Get acces to the beautiful palace ✔ Roam around the beautiful gardens ✔ Catch the wonderful Marie Antoinette's Estate ✔ Enjoy the amazing the Musical Garden or Fountain Show (it depends on the date) ✔ Skip the ticket line ✔ Printed or mobile voucher accepted ✔ Duration: 1 day ✔ Catch out the famous and most impressive interiors of the palace such as the Hall of Mirrors. ✔ Audio guide/headphones (if option selected) Amazing tour to explore the palace and the garden with musical or fountain show.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.14
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$143.14

Chartres and Versailles Private Full-day tour

Chartres and Versailles Private Full-day tour

This private full-day tour to Chartres and Versailles provides convenient transportation from Paris to two of the most popular attractions outside the city. Visit one of the most beautiful and largest cathedral in Europe, a masterpiece of French Gothic Art. Then discover the Palace of Versailles, where you can see the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and gardens. Hotel pickup and a private licensed guide are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,299.05
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The Best of Versailles

The Best of Versailles

A private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive for about 30 minutes to Versailles, while narrating the fascinating story of the palace and its famous residents. Back in the 17th century, Louis XIV turned his family’s hunting lodge into an impressive royal palace that today is one of France’s most famous landmarks. Once arrived, your skip-the-line tickets will quickly get you inside the palace, where an expert local guide will show you the various rooms. You will see the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queens’ apartments and the recently renovated Royal Chapel and Royal Opera. Then you will visit also the stunning gardens, with the famous Grand Perspective that draws the eye towards the horizon, the beautiful fountains and groves.
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  • 4 hours
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$445.04
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.24
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$181.24

Paris : Versailles & Gardens Live English Guided Tour

Paris : Versailles & Gardens Live English Guided Tour

Get amazing priority access to the most popular attraction only 30 minutes away by train from Paris located at the Palace of Versailles is the well known French Sun King's residence. Stroll around the beautiful French Gardens and Marie Antoinette’s estate and also you can purchase the admission tickets on the spot. By returning to Paris you can discover the modern day town of Versailles. Your guide will describe in such a way that you will think that the legendary characters are standing alive infront of you. ✔ Skip the long lines to enter the Palace of Versailles ✔ Discover the ornate Palace of Versailles ✔ Discover the main characters of the You will experience an unforgettable tour with a team of professional guides. They are waiting to make you amazed. Explore the wonderful ornate King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and also the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Let yourself know about the main figures of the French monarchy, from the King Louis XVI towards his wife, Marie Antoinette.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$155.16
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$155.16

Versailles Full Day with Minivan

Versailles Full Day with Minivan

Journey to the sumptuous surroundings of Versailles without the hassle of renting a car or tackling public transit. This small-group tour transports you directly from Paris to the immense estate that boasts three chateaux, gardens, and parks. You'll learn about the history of Versailles then explore the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queens’ apartments, and the Hall of Battles with an audioguide.
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  • 8 hours
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$273.82
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Train day trip to Versailles from Paris

Train day trip to Versailles from Paris

Skip the long lines and discover the wonders of the Louvre with this guided tour. Your trained guide will share the stories behind famous works like the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Sphinx of Tanis, and more. Enrich your visit by learning about the background of the building itself and the role it played in French history.
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  • 3 hours
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$54.13
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Giverny & Versailles Day Trip with Lunch & Hotel Transfer from Paris

Giverny & Versailles Day Trip with Lunch & Hotel Transfer from Paris

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Discover two major attractions, in a day trip, around Paris: the home and gardens of the « Master of Impressionism » and the Estate of the « Sun King », Louis XIV. The two destinations are a must for anyone visiting Paris, representing the Zenith of France’s greatest artistic movements. Made famous for the atmosphere and untamed beauty of Monet's Gardens with the iconic Japanese bridge and lilly ponds, you will discover Giverny Village before lunch at the well known “Moulin de Fourges”. Then you will see Louis XIV’s breathtaking Hall of Mirrors and discover the magnificence of Versailles in the company of a Licenced Guide.
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  • 9 hours
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$298.26
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Chateau de Versailles & Gardens. VIP private tour with guide + driver

Chateau de Versailles & Gardens. VIP private tour with guide + driver

A Royal program during which you will discover the Great and little history of Versailles. Visit one of the most majestic castles in the world imagined by the Sun King (Louis XIV) Discover the Royal appartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Cross the gardens designed by Louis XIV and Le Nôtre. Ask all the questions you want to your expert guide specialized in the 17th century: History, Architecture, Love, Living conditions of living in the castle…
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  • 5 hours
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$420.99
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the Royal Tower to visit the Chateau De Versailles

the Royal Tower to visit the Chateau De Versailles

We promise you a unique experience! Your tour is completely private, with a personal guide and a personal driver! In addition, you can choose the car of your dreams: a Mercedes Van, a Mercedes Class S, a Bentley or even a Rolls Royce, everything is possible with us!
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  • 4 hours
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$855.68
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Small Group Versailles Skip-the-Line and Giverny Day Trip from Paris

Small Group Versailles Skip-the-Line and Giverny Day Trip from Paris

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Skip the lines and head straight into two of France's most iconic homes. First, discover Monet's gardens and home. A guide will provide fascinating stories about Monet from outside of the gardens before leaving you to explore the grounds independently. Then, travel to the dazzling Château de Versailles. Follow your guide into the gardens, where you'll hear tales of courtesan life under Louis XIV before exploring the palace interior with an audioguide.  
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  • 9 hours
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$245.38
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Full Day Tour on Vintage Sidecar: Best Visit of Paris & Versailles

Full Day Tour on Vintage Sidecar: Best Visit of Paris & Versailles

With so many fantastic attractions just a stone's throw from Paris, no trip to the City of Lights is complete without exploring the greater Paris area. So don't settle for a typical sightseeing tour when you can try this private excursion, where you sightsee outside of Paris, riding on a vintage motorcycle sidecar. Let your guide whisk you to top city sights sights—like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe—and scenic locations near Paris, including Versailles, and Giverny.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$427.22
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Private Versailles with Mini-van

Private Versailles with Mini-van

We exclusively operate with brand new Mercedes V class mini-vans and cars with hotel pickup and drop off. Palace and Gardens entrance included in the price
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  • 4 hours
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$325.98
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Excursion CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES and GIVERNY in Limousine from Paris

Excursion CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES and GIVERNY in Limousine from Paris

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An exceptional day, for a luxury tourism, transported in Mercedes S Class Limousine with private driver, intentioned, at your service. Fresh water on board. I am Sylvain your Chauffeur, and I will propose you by e-mail a few days before the departure, to reserve your lunch in the restaurant which you will have chosen following my proposals.  Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, nearly forty-three years, in his house in Giverny. Passionate about gardening as much as about colors, he designed his garden of flowers and water garden as real works. While walking in his garden and in his house, the visitors always feel the atmosphere which reigned with the master of the impressionism and marvel at the compositions of flowers and the water-lilies which were his sources of inspiration the most fruitful.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,503.53
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Excursion CHATEAUX VERSAILLES and VAUX LE VICOMTE in Limousine, departure from Paris

Excursion CHATEAUX VERSAILLES and VAUX LE VICOMTE in Limousine, departure from Paris

An exceptional day, for a luxury tourism, transported in Mercedes S Class Limousine with private driver, intentioned, at your service. Surprise & fresh water on board. I am Sylvain your Chauffeur, and I will propose you by e-mail a few days before the departure, to reserve your lunch in the restaurant which you will have chosen following my proposals.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,623.81
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$1,623.81
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1-Hour Sightseeing Flight around Paris

1-Hour Sightseeing Flight around Paris

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Go on an unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of castles around Paris in the most unique way...from a private micro plane! You’ll see stunning views of Château de Versailles, Château de Fontainebleau...and many more for you to discover with a local pilot! Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided, as there are several private airfields around. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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  • 1 hour
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$150.35
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VIP: Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

VIP: Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

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Tour the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) in royal style on a small-group tour that includes a private visit to the Royal Quarters. These rooms are typically off-limits to the public, but on this exclusive VIP tour see Louis XVI's private library and enter the palace through a reserved door to bypass the lines. Additionally, explore the famous Hall of Mirrors and two of the State Apartments when Versailles first opens, before it gets too crowded.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.71
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$300.71
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Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Many visitors to France make time to visit both the Palace of Versailles and Monet's Impressionist garden at Giverny. This day trip from Paris allows you to do both. First, wander through the lush landscape around the artist’s residence, which served as inspiration for his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series. After lunch, head to Versailles and visit Louis XIV's lavish royal palace. On particular dates, you see the fountains on display.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.04
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

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Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.21
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Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Trianon from Paris

Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Trianon from Paris

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Experience the opulence of Versailles and Marie Antoinette’s personal palace, Le Petit Trianon, on a fascinating day tour from Paris. Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles and see Marie Antoinette’s elaborate fairytale village and residence at the Queen’s Hamlet. Complete your royal tour with a stroll through the labyrinths and fountains of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Versailles Gardens.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.81
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Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Access from Paris by Train

Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Access from Paris by Train

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Experience the magnificence of Versailles on a fun full-day bike tour, including round-trip transfers by train from Paris. Meet your guide on arrival and spend the day pedaling around the beautiful parks, royal gardens, and forest trails. Stop to explore Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, snap photos of the grandiose palace from unique viewpoints and enjoy a picnic (own expense) along the Versailles' Grand Canal.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$116.13
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Paris Passlib Official City Pass: Cruise, Museums and Unlimited Transport

Paris Passlib Official City Pass: Cruise, Museums and Unlimited Transport

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Coming to Paris for a weekend or several days? The ‘Paris Passlib’ is a ready-to-go sightseeing package that saves you time and affords you flexibility as you discover the French capital’s top attractions. Select a 2-, 3- or 5-day set of passes and enjoy priority access to museums and monuments, a river cruise, a hop-on hop-off bus tour and unlimited travel on Paris’ public transport. Pick up this amazing inclusive package from a central location near the Louvre.
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  • 5 days
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$143.14
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