Versailles with Paris City Tour & Eiffel Tower Ticket
From April 2 to October 30, the gardens at Versailles are not included in the price.
Tour will conclude at the Eiffel Tower.
An entrance fee is to be paid on the spot for the fountain show or musical gardens on the following dates: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays from May 21 to June 25 , May 8 & 9, August 15th. Musical gardens offers visitors a chance to discover the fourteen groves to the sound of music every Tuesday from April 2 to May 14th and between July 2 and October 29
Bring spending money for entrance fees as needed, souvenirs, and beverages at lunch.
Commented Seine Cruise
Priority entrance tickets in Versailles -Palace and Gardens and Eiffel Tower..
Tour Participation Requirements
When you picture Paris, you picture the Eiffel Tower. This structure is the symbol of the city, and over 250 million people have visited it since its 1889 opening. Over seven million tour it each year, the most in the world for paid admissions. Not bad for something that was supposed to be a temporary structure.
In the 1880s, France planned an Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) for 1889 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Officials held a contest for a monument to be built at the entrance of the fair, and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel's firm won.
Eiffel was known for his company's work with America's Statue of Liberty. However, Eiffel himself did not come up with the design, although he did add some flourishes to it. His employee Maurice Koechlin did, but the Koechlin Tower does not have quite the same ring. The tower took over two years to build and soared nearly 1000 feet high, making it the biggest man-made structure in the world at that time.
The structure was never supposed to stay up for over 100 years. It was originally planned to be demolished in 1909, but was kept up because of its use as a station for telegraph transmissions. During World War II, Adolf Hitler, who had posed next to the tower after the fall of Paris in 1940, tried to get the building destroyed. But his orders were never carried out. Fortunately, the Eiffel Tower is still here today with us.
A tower of babble
As hard as it may be to believe today, the Eiffel Tower wasn't always universally beloved. In fact, some of the biggest French artists at the time tried to prevent the structure from being erected. Guy de Maupassant, Adolphe Bouguereau, and Jules Massenet, among others, wrote a petition called Artists Against the Eiffel Tower, in which they decried the building as a "giddy, ridiculous tower" that would take over Paris "like a gigantic black smokestack." Fortunately, their complaints were ignored.
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.