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Formerly a humble hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) is the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. Embellished to epitomize royal decadence, Versailles features 700 rooms replete with frescoed ceilings and carvings, plus the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles), which brim with geometrically designed walkways and fountains. No visit to France is complete without experiencing the grandeur.

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Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris

Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris

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Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Palace Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour with Gardens Access from Paris

Versailles Palace Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour with Gardens Access from Paris

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Travel back in time to the site of France’s most extravagant monarch with this 2.5 hours guided audio tour of the Palace of Versailles. Fast-track entry allows you to skip the lines at this UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ll arrive in style in a fully air-conditioned coach. Spend time exploring one of France's most famous and impressive landmarks.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.43
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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Gardens & Fountains Show from Paris

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Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a guided tour of the palace with an optional fountain show. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines at the start of your tour. Gaze in wonder at the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Apartments, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Plus explore the expansive gardens on your own after the palace tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.89
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Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show & Pickup from Paris

Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show & Pickup from Paris

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Surround yourself in the grand spectacle of the Versailles palace and gardens on a small-group tour from Paris. Enjoy pickup from your Paris hotel, then breeze past the queue at Versailles and take a small-group tour through the castle’s ornate interior. Discover the rich tastes of Louis XIV, who built the enormous 700-room complex, adorning the space with extravagance and luxury. Then take a leisurely stroll in the palace gardens before returning to Paris.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Guided Tour from Paris in Small-Group

Versailles Guided Tour from Paris in Small-Group

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Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$181.11
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Versailles Palace Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet

Versailles Palace Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet

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Discover the golden age of French royalty on a full-day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, with skip-the-line access and a self-guided audio tour. Explore the stunning chateau at your own pace, and enjoy time to visit the remarkable grounds and gardens, including access to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s ‘hamlet,’ the queen's make-believe rural village and mill pond.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Palace & Gardens Guided Tour from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

Versailles Palace & Gardens Guided Tour from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a fully guided small-group tour from Paris to Versailles. With your skip-the-line ticket, breeze past the queue and join your expert guide for a fun and informative walk through the castle and gardens. Witness the extravagance of Louis XIV—the Sun King—who built up the massive 700-room complex, adorning the space with luxuries fit for the French monarchy.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.34
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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

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Pedal your way around the parks of Versailles and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the magnificent palace on this full-day tour from Paris. Learn the secrets of palace life, the truth about Marie Antoinette and the palace’s role in the French Revolution on a bike tour of Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet and the Petit and Grand Trianons. Next, bypass the queue and head straight inside the Palace of Versailles, where you have time to explore independently and discover the King’s apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Best of Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Tour with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Best of Domain Skip-the-Line Access Day Tour with Lunch from Paris

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Delve into the Versaille’s visionary architectural array on a comprehensive full-day tour from Paris. Sail past long lines outside of the Palace of Versailles with your priority-access pass. Embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder and see grand chambers like the Hall of Mirrors. Absorb the botanical beauty of the palace gardens, and then head to an esteemed restaurant by for a gourmet 3-course lunch (if option selected). Conclude with a visit to the Queen’s Hamlet and the Grand Trianon.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

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The gardens of Versailles span an impressive 1,976 acres. Rather than exploring the sprawling grounds on foot, pedal your way around with an informative guide on this full-day Versailles bike tour from Paris. Discover garden trails and tree-lined paths behind the palace, and reach parts of the grounds that visitors on foot do not frequent, including Marie Antoinette's country-style hamlet, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon. Stop by the Grand Canal before heading inside the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Uncover history and art on a small-group, full-day tour from central Paris. Explore Giverny, including its tranquil water lily gardens at Monet’s house. Indulge in lunch at Moulin de Fourges and then discover the splendor of the Palace of Versailles with its decadent Hall of Mirrors and gardens.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris with Audio Guided Visit

Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris with Audio Guided Visit

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This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently and includes round-trip transportation from Paris to help make things easier for you when traveling. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride to Versailles, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax on the way over, with priority access admission to the palace and gardens included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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Breeze past the large crowds at Versailles on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line access. Follow your guide through the palace and gardens of Louis XIV, including all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from central Paris.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.02
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Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris

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Many visitors to France make time to visit both the Palace of Versailles and Monet's Impressionist garden at Giverny. This day trip from Paris allows you to do both. First, wander through the lush landscape around the artist’s residence, which served as inspiration for his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series. After lunch, head to Versailles and visit Louis XIV's lavish royal palace. On particular dates, you see the fountains on display.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

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There are few palaces as world-famous as Versailles, but with some 10 million annual visitors, you could spend longer queuing outside than exploring inside. This half-day tour from Paris ensures a hassle-free experience with round-trip train transfers from the city, skip-the-line entrance, and a guided tour of the staterooms, palace gardens, and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Private Half-Day Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Versailles Private Half-Day Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Depart Paris via comfortable luxury vehicle for a private tour of Versailles, the stunning château and gardens that were once home to French royalty. Enjoy direct pick-up from your Paris lodging and journey to this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your licensed guide helps you unlock its secrets. Skip the lines and go straight inside to explore such rooms as the King's Grand Apartment and the opulent Hall of Mirrors, then return outdoor to stroll Versailles's exquisite gardens before returning to Paris.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Half Day with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

Versailles Half Day with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

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For those who are short on time or simply want to optimize their time, this half-day excursion to Versailles fits the bill. Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle and skip the long lines with priority access. Once inside, listen to commentary via provided headsets and explore the opulent rooms and gardens of the Palace of Versailles on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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Versailles - Skip-the-line Private tour from Paris (HALF or FULL DAY)

Versailles - Skip-the-line Private tour from Paris (HALF or FULL DAY)

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Considered among France’s must-see attractions, the UNESCO–listed Palace of Versailles makes an ideal day trip from Paris—but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, reach the palace in comfort with round-trip transport from your central Paris hotel included, and beat the queues with skip-the-line admission. Learn the secrets of beautiful features like the Hall of Mirrors on a guided tour, and visit the elegant palace gardens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$416.29
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

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Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Giverny Monet's House & Versailles Palace Private Day Trip from Paris

Giverny Monet's House & Versailles Palace Private Day Trip from Paris

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Venture outside the French capital to visit two of the countryside's most popular attractions. Experience the unmatched opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, where are you'll walk down the glittering Hall of Mirrors and step inside the private apartments of Marie Antoinette. Then, see the Japanese gardens and lily ponds that inspired one of Impressionism's leading figures at the Giverny home of Claude Monet. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, and enjoy the personalized nature of a tour that's just for you and your party.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$521.25
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Versailles Palace Small Group Gardens & Fountains Hamlet Day Trip Guided Tour

Versailles Palace Small Group Gardens & Fountains Hamlet Day Trip Guided Tour

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Go back in time to experience the opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles on this small-group tour from Paris. Walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the Royal Apartments, and admire the enormous gardens and beautiful fountain displays. Weekend visitors from April to October can see the famous fountain shows. Pick-up and drop-off in central Paris is included to make everything hassle-free.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Versailles Estate Fast Entrance Ticket Options with Audio Guide

Versailles Estate Fast Entrance Ticket Options with Audio Guide

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Get access to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles with this independent entrance ticket. Choose from six options to explore different areas of the Versailles estate, and marvel at the lavish palaces and grounds of what was the official residence of France’s kings during the 1700s. Witness the Palace’s Hall of Mirrors, admire the fountain-studded gardens, see the Trianons palaces; and visit Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, with her romanticized village. If you wish, choose a ticket that includes entrance to the Musical Fountains and Musical Gardens shows during summer.
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  • 6 hours
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Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

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Visit the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission, and avoid standing in the entrance queue before touring this royal chateau. On this 90-minute tour, follow a knowledgeable guide around the palace to see the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Then head outside independently to explore the expansive gardens at your leisure (note: an additional fee for the garden is required on days when the fountain show or musical show take place).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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What are Palace of Versailles hours of operation?
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Palace of Versailles hours of operation: Tues–Sun 9am – 6:30pm in summer; 9am – 5:30pm in winter. Gardens and park open daily. Closed Jan 1, Apr 5, May 1, May 24, Nov 1, and Dec 25.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Palace of Versailles tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Versailles can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of Versailles 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Versailles costs USD 8.80. Guided Palace of Versailles tours start around USD 8.80 per person.
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