Half-Day Palace of Versailles Audio Guided Tour with Free Time

Half-Day Palace of Versailles Audio Guided Tour with Free Time

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      Paris, France
      4 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 69
      • Expert commentary: This self-guided tour is enhanced with in-depth descriptions of the palace's history, architecture, lavish decorations, furniture, and art. Commentary is available in multiple languages. 
      • The Palace of Versailles: This architectural masterpiece will enchant you through its beauty and historical richness. You’ll visit the Hall of Mirrors and the apartments once occupied by Kings and Queens.
      • Free time: Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the palace gardens, where you will admire a large array of trees and meticulously manicured lawns, a sight sure to leave a lasting impression!
      • Travel in comfort: Arrive at the palace in a luxury air-conditioned coach bus.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the agency located at 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris.

      Helpful hints

      From April to October, the entrance fees to the gardens are not included. 

      Getting around

      Walking is at your own pace and the amount is to your discretion. Expect steps, inclines & cobblestones. You must be able to get on/off of the transport without assistance or with the help of a companion.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Scenic

      Transportation used

      Coach

      Included amenities

      Return transport by coach
      Entrance Ticket
      Audio guide in the palace.

      Languages

      English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-FRA-PARI-EN-2090

      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.

      The Sun King, Louis XIV, certainly celebrated the Baroque aesthetic of leaving no surface unadorned. His magnificent chateau encompasses more than 700 rooms decorated with gilded paneling, patterned floors, and painted walls, plus exquisite furniture and works of art. Where to begin amid all this grandeur? Count on GoBe to guide you through the palace and share titillating details and insights into the lifestyle of the royal court. 

      This audio tour takes you into the palace's most impressive rooms. See and feel the splendor of the King's Grand Apartment with its seven salons embellished with crystal chandeliers, gilded accessories, and rich tapestries. Admire the Queen's Grand Apartment, laid out in a mirror image of king's, and take in the grandeur of the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie-Antoinette.
       
      Take your time marveling at the glittering Hall of Mirrors, a spectacular room designed to receive and impress the king's visitors. Created by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, this astonishing space is almost 240 feet long and illuminated by 17 windows and 350 mirrors. Glance up to see the gloriously painted vaulted ceiling and gaze through the windows for breath-stealing views of the palace gardens.
       
      Louis XIV considered these gardens as important as the palace itself, and in 1661 he commissioned Andre Le Notre to design the lavish grounds. You'll have time to wander through the gardens and discover the beautiful statues, fountains, flower beds, and woodland vistas. Immersed in this dazzling landscape, it may be possible to feel, if only for a moment, how the Sun King may have savored a quiet moment in his garden.
       
      The golden gates
       
      The original ornate gates of Versailles were torn down by the common people during the French Revolution. More than 200 years later, in 1980, they were replaced with an exact copy of the originals. Replicating the 15-ton gates required dozens of skilled craftsmen, 100,000 gold leaves to decorate the wrought iron, and generous donations from private donors totaling eight million dollars.

      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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