Versailles is world famous for its awe-inspiring, extravagant palace and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. You’ve experienced the excitement and wonder of cosmopolitan Paris – now journey back in time with us! Revel in the over-the-top decadence, harmonious open spaces, and luscious splendor of an intricately-landscaped paradise just a short ride from the capital. We walk you around and through these enchanted grounds and reveal the stories of the shamelessly self-indulgent kings, queens and consorts of 17th and 18th century France. Unravel the glory of the Sun King, the stifling court etiquette, and the scandals that rocked the monarchy and ignited the Revolution. Hear the fantastic myths and legends behind the statues and fountains. Explore with us the hidden corners you wouldn’t find on your own! If you’d like to actually venture inside (an additional €15.00), we’ll even show you how to avoid the lines and get the best-priced tickets!
This tour makes use of the RER C train journey. Both train tickets are included in the price. Tour lasts 5 hours with travel time.
Saturdays and Sundays from 30 March to 27 October 2013, Tuesdays from 21 May to 25 June 2013 as well as on some additional dates (Friday 29 March, Wednesday 8 May, Thursdays 9 May and 15 August 2013). Musical Fountains Show Ticket: €8.5 only for the Musical Fountains Show. Reduced price*: €6.5. Group price*: €7. Free admission* for certain visitors.
The fountains are activated at weekends and on public holidays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:30 to 5:00 pm (Neptune Fountain from 5:20 to 5:30 pm). Also on Tuesdays and on 29 March from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Tuesdays from 2 April to 14 May as well as Tuesdays from 2 July to 29 October 2013. Music plays from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Tour Times & bookings
Meet by the fountain at Place St. Michel
This walking tour usually includes all the main sites and stories below and lasts about 5 hours, but can change depending on the guide
- The Château & Gardens of Versailles
- Latona & the Peasants of Lycia
- The Hall of Mirrors
- The Grand Canal
- The Treaty of Versailles
- Enceladus & the War of the Giants
- The Affair of the Diamond Necklace
- French Absolutism
- The Women’s March to Versailles
- The Abduction of Persephone
- The Sun King
- Court etiquette
- The Orangery
- The Fountains of Versailles
- The world’s first balloon flight
- Little Venice
- The road to revolution & Marie Antoinette’s downfall
…and much more!
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Free Tour Booking
To book your Free Tour, please indicate how many people are in your group.
Please note that we charge groups of 10 or more persons a reservation fee of 6 EUR per person. If you are in a large group you might also consider a private tour.