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Visit of Versailles castle half day

Transportation from and to Paris, SKIP THE LINE TICHETS and audioguide inside the Castle, access to the gardens...

This excursion is specially designed to allow you to optimize your time and discover the Palace of Versailles in half a day.
You will leave the center of Paris and travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Once at Versailles, you will avoid, during busy times, a long queue at the entrance of the Castle, thanks to our priority access ticket. Inside, you will have an audioguide to discover at your own pace, the most beautiful rooms of the palace such as the Grand Apartment of the King, the Hall of Mirrors or "the Grand Gallery" ...
At the end of your visit, you will have free time to stroll in the marvelous gardens designed by Le Nôtre. From April to October, you will admire the Musical Gardens (Tuesdays and Fridays) or the Fountains Show (every Saturday and Sunday). Tickets are included in your package.

Practical information

Total duration of the excursion : 5h00

Departure times :

Morning 8:00 or Afternoon 14:00
"Departure every day except Monday (closing day of the Castle)"

NO QUEUEING TICKETS INCLUDED !

E-ticket :

You will receive confirmation of your reservation by email and an e-ticket to be printed for the day of the tour, or on your smartphone if specified on your e-ticket. If you do not have a printer, go directly to the agency with your booking number.

Meeting Point :

France Tourisme Agency - 6, rue de l'amiral de Coligny - 75001 Paris - Access map

Children rate :

The child rate applies for EU citizens under 26 years old or under 18 years old for none-EU people. An identity document is required.

Child -3 years old :

If you are accompanied by children under 3 years thank you to specify it in your order or contact us.

Options

  • Hotel Pick up
  • Hotel Drop off

Flash information

Compulsory add for Fountains Show : +10€
Every saturday and sunday from 31/03 to 28/10,
every tuesday from 22/05 to 26/06
the 8/05, the 10/05 and 15/08
Compulsory add for Musical Gardens : +10€
Every tuesday from 27/03 to 24/04 and from 03/07 to 30/10
every friday from 30/03 to 26/10

Description of the service

France Tourisme invites you to discover Versailles Palace, the Sun King's Estate which is among the most famous monuments from the French heritage and the finest and most complete example of 17th century architecture. While visiting the palace, you will appreciate the treasures of the site, and then you could have a quiet walk in the park.

VERSAILLES CASTLE TOUR

Thanks to the tour, you could discover on your own, fabulous rooms of the palace such as:

  • The King's Grand Apartment, this prestigious seven-room enfilade was meant to serve as a parade apartment, that is, as a venue for the sovereign's official acts. Therefore it was sumptuously decorated according to the model of former Italian palaces.
  • The Hall of Mirrors or "the Grande Galerie", as it was called in the 17th century, was used daily as a place of passage, and a waiting and meeting space for the courtiers and the visiting public.

THE GARDENS OF VERSAILLES

You will have free time to stroll through the amazing gardens. Versailles is the model of the typical French garden laid out between 1661 and 1700 by le Nôtre who levelled off the land, drained it and landscaped the views, groves, canals, and flowers bed. The gardens are adorned with more than 400 marble, bronze and led statues and fountains by water features.

MUSICAL GARDENS AND MUSICAL FOUNTAINS SHOW

For the week-ends and national holidays, you could attend to a wonderful water fountains show with baroque music. Musical fountains show takes place on week-ends from April to October, on national holidays, on Tuesday for July and August. (compulsory fees)

SOME HISTORY ...

When the Versailles Palace was built, the city of Versailles was a country village; today, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometres southwest of Paris. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
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