Versailles tours and tickets
Get a one- to two-day pass to the Palace and explore the entire place at your own pace. See the ornate State Apartments and renowned Hall of Mirrors, stroll through the immaculately kept gardens, get a look at the Grand and Petit Trianon in their own grounds and have a ganders at Marie Antoinette’s personal estate. Plus learn more about the French royals with a complimentary audio guide.
If you've got a bit of cash to splash, wave it in the direction of a helicopter ride over the capital and Versailles. Taking an hour and half in total, the flight will take you past icons such as the Eiffel Tower, Parc des Princes and Longchamp Racecourse, before sweeping over the remarkable Palace of Versailles. There will also be a pit-stop at Saint Cyr heliport, where you can enjoy some refreshments and try your hand at a bit of helicopter training.
Given just how popular Versailles is, it’s little wonder that queues can get pretty damn long. Painfully so. With these tickets you don't have to queue, you can just waltz on by and go straight in, leaving you more of your valuable time to explore the splendour of this incredible landmark.
There's no denying that the Palace of Versailles is huge, so employing a Segway is a fun and easy way to look around the grounds. This two-hour tour will take you through the park, along the Grand Canal and past the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Queen’s Hamlet. Your knowledgeable guide will narrate en route.
Begin a great day out with a visit to Monet’s House in Giverny and its famous water lily gardens. Stop at the Monet Foundation for a short introduction to the estate before enjoying lunch in a town en route to the Palace of Versailles. Skip the lines at the Palace to get straight into the Hall of Mirrors, State Apartments, the glorious gardens and more.
Visit the furthest reaches of the Versailles Gardens via Les Petits Trains. These little carriages provide shelter from the sun or rain, come equipped with audio guides and even play a Baroque soundtrack to put you in a royally French frame of mind. The trains run every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season.
Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and its lush gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles. Enjoy skip-the-line access and then explore the grounds, experiencing the magic in the air. You’ll really get to experience this majestic building that’s basically a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy.
See the Château de Versailles as French kings once did, with this VIP small-group tour that includes a private viewing of the palace’s Royal Quarters. This exclusive tour gives you priority entrance to Versailles through a reserved door and provides you access to magnificent private rooms (such as Louis XVI’s library) that are normally off-limits to the general public.
How about spending a day cycling around Versaille’s stunning surrounds. It’s the best way to see the palace’s expansive gardens, plus you’ll get to see highlights of Versailles that most visitors miss, including Marie Antoinette’s country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You'll also get to enjoy a picnic by the Grand Canal before taking a tour of the Palace of Versailles.
Experience Versailles Gardens at night, when they are transformed by music and fountain displays. Guided by the sound of Baroque music, you’ll get to explore the illuminated groves and an awesome fireworks display. You can even upgrade your evening with a visit inside Versailles Palace to see a Baroque dance performance called Serenades Royales, located in the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors.
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