Available by request everyday except Mondays.  Depart from Paris at 1pm.  6.0 hours.  Rates include private transportation for your party and guide, to and from your hotel or accommodation in Paris.  All tours are automatically exclusive with your own private guide; your party will not be joined with another. 6 person max.

Don’t waste precious time figuring out suburban trains, or waiting in beastly lines.  Leave the planning of your Versailles visit to us! Instead, focus on soaking up as much history, grandeur and royal glamour as you can.

As one of the world’s biggest palaces, Versailles is designed to be overwhelming. That’s why our tour combines close looking at key sites, with an enjoyable approach to lesser-known attractions. While the rest of the crowds are wandering aimlessly through gilded galleries, you and your private guide will be looking closely at carefully chosen details, from trompe l’oeil ceiling paintings, to garden grotto design.  Your one-on-one interaction with your own expert will give you a meaningful understanding of what you’re seeing, in the Royal Chapel, Hercules Ballroom, State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Le Petit Trianon, and gardens. Our visit covers these main sites and more.

Versailles was most notably expanded by Louis XIV, who made it the principal residence of the royal family.   But visiting Versailles with us means that instead of gossipy anecdotes about an endless line of kings named Louis, you’ll learn from an educator trained to bring vivid details to life.  You’ll see and hear how the royal family lived, but also understand how Versailles functioned symbolically as the physical expression of the divine right of kings.

Weather permitting, after the chateau, you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the vast gardens, with a focus on Marie-Antoinette’s private estate and her Hamlet, a rustic village where royals escaped from the pressures of court.  Even for visitors today, this often-overlooked section of Versailles is a welcome retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the chateau.

 

How To Reserve

A 200 euros non-refundable deposit, along with a request for 3 possible dates, is required for Paris Muse to make a reservation request for you at Versailles.  Tours are only available at 1pm.

Please make your request at least 48 hours in advance of your first requested day.

Since Versailles tickets are nonrefundable, this deposit will only be refunded in the event that your choice of dates are not available.

You will be invoiced for the remaining balance of the tour, when we send you a confirmation of your date.  This balance is the only refundable part of your tour.  These refunds are issued only for cancellations one full week (7 days) in advance of your reservation.

We will purchase your tickets in advance for you, so you will avoid the ticket line. Please be prepared to pass through security screening, however, which is required for all visitors, even at the priority entrance we use.

Be sure to provide a street address for pick up in Paris.  Your guide will meet you there at 12:45pm on the day of your tour, and you will travel to Versailles together.

Please note that we do not offer morning tours, since Versailles is signficantly less crowded in the afternoons.

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