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Ophorus Tours - All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch

Paris Versailles

All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch

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Visit the remarkable Palace & Gardens of Versailles on private day trip from Paris with an expert Guide

Highlights

  • Enjoy priority access to the Palace with skip the line tickets
  • Take in the sights of the exquisite the Versailles Palace
  • Savor a 3-course meal near the Grand Canal
  • Enjoy free time to stroll and explore the French style Gardens
  • Local Tour Guide, Versailles Expert
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Enjoy a private full day trip to visit the Palace of Versailles, it's gardens and the Trianons Palaces which include Marie Antoinette Hamlet. Pick up and drop off is from your accommodation in Paris City center. Meet your Expert guide/driver and board your air conditioned vehicle that will take you to the Versailles Palace.Chateau de Versailles is without a doubt one of the most unique Chateau visits ...

Enjoy a private full day trip to visit the Palace of Versailles, it's gardens and the Trianons Palaces which include Marie Antoinette Hamlet. Pick up and drop off is from your accommodation in Paris City center. Meet your Expert guide/driver and board your air conditioned vehicle that will take you to the Versailles Palace.

Château de Versailles Palace & Gardens 

Chateau de Versailles is without a doubt one of the most unique Chateau visits of France. This 3 star rated Michelin travel guide site is considered to be the symbol of perfection when it comes to Classical Architecture.

The largest known Palace in the world was, from the late 17th century until the French Revolution, a permanent construction site. The Chateau is also a symbol of the power of Royalty from Sun King Louis XIV to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Today, the Chateau as well as the whole domain are gradually regaining their original splendor thanks to immense restoration works.

Departing from Paris, head towards the Chateau de Versailles for an enjoyable private full day trip in one of our premium air conditioned vehicles. Upon arrival, you will have skip the line access to fast-track entry, allowing you to jump the long queue.

Thanks to your accompanying guide, you will also be able to start the visit rapidly. At last it will be time to begin your guided tour of the Palace and hear about the History of the Palace & the many stories that have made Versailles Palace what it is.

The visit will take you through the State apartments and beautiful rooms of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors and so much more. Outside, you will also have free time to stroll and explore the French style Gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. The gardens of Versailles are considered to be the best example of French Style formal Gardens.

The Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors, the most famous room in the Palace, was built to replace a large terrace designed by the architect Louis Le Vau, which opened onto the garden. The terrace originally stood between the King’s Apartments to the north and the Queen’s to the south, but was awkward and above all exposed to bad weather, and it was not long before the decision was made to demolish it. Le Vau’s successor, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, produced a more suitable design that replaced the terrace with a large gallery. Work started in 1678 and ended in 1684.

The War Room

Hardouin Mansart started building the War Room in 1678. The decoration, completed by Le Brun in 1686, pays tribute to the military victories which led to the peace treaties of Nijmegen. The walls are covered with marble panels decorated with six trophies and weapons in gilded bronze. The wall adjacent to the Apollo Room bears an oval stucco bas-relief depicting Louis XIV on horseback trampling his enemies.

The Peace Room

The Peace Room is symmetrical to the War Room and contains the same marble panel decoration and chased trophies of arms in gilded bronze. Here, however, Le Brun decorated the cupola and arches on the themes of the benefits of peace brought to Europe by France. From the beginning of Louis XIV’s reign this room was separated from the hall by a movable partition and was considered part of the Queen’s Apartment, constituting the final room after the Queen’s Chamber.

Visit the Gardens

Visitors looking through the central window in the Hall of Mirrors will see the Grand Perspective stretching away towards the horizon from the Water Parterre. This unique east-west perspective originally dates from before the reign of Louis XIV, but it was developed and extended by the gardener André Le Nôtre, who widened the Royal Way and dug the Grand Canal.

Creating the gardens was a monumental task. Large amounts of soil had to be shifted to level the ground, create parterres, build the Orangery and dig out the fountains and Canal in places previously occupied solely by meadows and marshes. Trees were brought in from different regions of France. Thousands of men, sometimes even entire regiments, took part in this immense project.

Lunch is included

Savour your 3 course lunch in the “La Flotille” restaurant located at the foot of the Grand Canal, a majestic setting which allows you to appreciate the beauty of the estate. After lunch, After lunch your guide will take you to the Petit Trianon, a small chateau in the grounds of Versailles used by Marie Antoinette for festivities and to escape the overwhelming court etiquette. 

The Petit Trianon

The Petit Trianon Palace was built by architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel under the reign of Louis XV so that he may house the royal family in a more intimate setting. The Palace was then given as a present by King Louis XVI to his young bride and so the estate rapidly became known as the Marie Antoinette estate.

Later, Napoleon restored the Palace and gardens and in 1867 Empress Eugénie converted the Palace into a museum dedicated to Marie Antoinette. Close by you can also visit the Queen's Hamlet that Marie Antoinette ordered to build in 1783 so as to get away from the Versailles court.

The Queen's Hamlet

iscover the Queen’s Hamlet, a stylised Norman village and farm built for Marie Antoinette where she retreated with her closest friends to enjoy an intimately rustic life. Completed just a few years before the Revolution, the Hamlet remains a testiment to the Queen’s desire for a simpler life over the cold marble vaults of the main palace.

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  • Pick up at Paris airports, train stations, hotels, accommodation or AirBnB in Paris

  • Drive to Versailles Palace & Gardens

  • Priority access to the Versailles Palace

  • Visit the Palace of Versailles

  • Visit the Gardens of Versailles

  • Lunch is included near the Grand Canal

  • Visit the Petit Trianon & Queen's Hamlet

  • Return to Paris

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Ophorus Tours - All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch
Ophorus Tours - All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch
Ophorus Tours - All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch
Ophorus Tours - All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch
Ophorus Tours - All Versailles in A Day Private Day Trip From Paris including lunch

Know before you book

The "Musical Gardens" show takes place every summer in the Gardens of Versailles Palace. During this period, the access to the gardens will also be included (at no extra-cost) to enjoy the show in the Gardens.

The "Musical Fountains Show" takes place on Saturdays and Sundays every summer in the Gardens of Versailles Palace. During this period, the access to the gardens will also be included (at no extra-cost) to enjoy the show in the Gardens.

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated by premium A/C vehicle, maximum 7 guests
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
COVID-19: Preventive Measures Implemented
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for travelers and guides in public areas and vehicles
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Meeting point

Your Hotel or Accommodation in Paris City Centre

Departure

To benefit from the complimentary pick-up at your hotel, AirBnb or private apartment, your accommodation must be centrally located in Paris and have one of the following postal / zip codes: 75001, 75002, 75003, 75004, 75005, 75006, 75007, 75008, 75009, 75015, 75016, 75017

The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email

Return

Tour returns to original departure point

Included / excluded

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by premium air-conditioned Vehicle for your group only
  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Palace of Versailles
  • Private Tour with a Professional guide
  • Lunch near the Grand Canal
  • Free bottle of water

Excluded

  • Entrance fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your Day Trips from Paris?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private day trips from Paris?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on. This will be the case for this private tour from Paris to Versailles.
  • Is the price per person or per group?

    On this private tour to Versailles from Paris, the prices are person. Your small group tour must include at least 2 persons and a maximum of 7 persons can take this private tour.
  • How long is the drive from Paris to Versailles?

    On normal traffic conditions and depending on where exactly you will be picked up in Paris, the driving time from Paris to Versailles ranges from 60 to 90 minutes.
  • What should I wear on a Day trip from Paris to Versailles?

    Wear comfortable shoes and don't hesitate to bring a sweater or long sleeved shirt as it can be windy in the gardens. You can base yourself on the Paris temperatures knowing that it will always be a bit cooler in Versailles.
  • Will we experience the Musical Gardens or Fountains Show in Versailles?

    Yes, absolutely. The "Musical Gardens" show takes place every summer in the Gardens of Versailles Palace. During this period, the access to the gardens will also be included (at no extra-cost) to enjoy the show in the Gardens.

    The "Musical Fountains Show" takes place on Saturdays and Sundays every summer in the Gardens of Versailles Palace. During this period, the access to the gardens will also be included (at no extra-cost) to enjoy the show in the Gardens.
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