A Guided Tour of Versailles Palace, with Time to Explore the Grounds

A Guided Tour of Versailles Palace, with Time to Explore the Grounds

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Private Car w/ Guide (Seats 2)

Private Van w/ Guide (Seats 7)

Private Bus w/ Guide (Seats 25)

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      Paris, France
      5 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 1,137
      • Versailles Palace: The home of Louis XIV and political seat of France around the French Revolution, not a franc was spared to construct this opulent, luxurious palace. The view from every side is magnificent and the attention to detail in the features is exquisite.
      • King's Grand Apartment: The private suite of bedchambers was limited to the king’s use. Every inch of the space is adorned with gilded accessories, crystal chandeliers and rich tapestries.
      • The Hall of Mirrors: You’ll be amazed by the beauty of the mirrors that line this gallery, but don’t forget to look up: The arched ceiling is embellished with artwork and stunning architectural details.

      Meeting point

      Please meet your GoBe guide at Porte Maillot, outside Congress Palais, Metro Porte Maillot. Exit Palais des Congres. Please look for our logo sign or your name.

      Helpful hints

      There are some wonderful photo opportunities on this tour.

      Getting around

      The Versailles Palace is wheelchair accessible. Please plan to stand and walk for a moderate amount of time within the Palace.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Private Tour, Scenic

      Transportation used

      Vehicle accommodates 2 passengers in addition to the driver and guide.

      Languages

      French, English, German, Russian, Spanish

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-FRA-PARI-EN-1015

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      It’s only fair that the Queen gets her own version of a man cave to match the opulence of the King’s Grand Apartment. The Queen’s Grand and Petit Apartments occupy a suite of rooms opposite the King’s hangout, and no franc was spared in transforming the space into a luxury boudoir.

      While three different queens occupied the suite in the years leading up to the French Revolution, the space is restored to the period during Marie-Antoinette’s reign. She renovated the Queen’s Grand Apartment last in 1783, by removing expensive embroidery hangings on the walls and installing beautifully ornate gilt paneling throughout the suite.

      Fortunately for Marie, she didn’t touch one of the original features of the apartment: a secret door that connected the space to the King’s Grand Apartment. She needed that passage to escape from the Paris mob that had come to imprison her on the eve of the French Revolution. Marie never laid her head down in the magnificent boudoir again, but – then again – she didn’t have her head for much longer after her night flight anyway.

      Servants at Versailles

      At roughly 31 square miles, encompassing 700 rooms and 2,000 acres of garden space, you can imagine the staff necessary to maintain the Palace of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV. Not only did he retain up to 200 servants to carry out his own tasks, but Marie-Antoinette maintained a huge staff – many of which were dedicated to just dressing her on a daily basis. There were hundreds of servants manning the kitchens at the palace. Unfortunately for diners, including the King and royal court, meals were often served cold: It was a long trip from the kitchen to the dining room, and most hot dishes couldn’t handle the distance.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Paris, France
      Great photo opportunities
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