The Royal Gardens
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!
From March 30th until October 27th there’s an extra cost to be paid the start point of the tour for the Magical Fountains Show at the Gardens of Versailles. This cost normally applies to Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and local bank holidays.*
Visit to the palace is not included, it costs an additional €15. The guides will show you where to buy tickets at the lowest price and without lines! This tour makes use of the RER C train journey. Both train tickets are included in the price. Tour lasts 6 hours with travel time.
Musical Fountain Show
*Saturdays and Sundays from 26 March to 25 October 2016
Musical Fountains Show Ticket: €9 only for the Musical Fountains Show. 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 5.30pm). Also on Tuesdays from 11.00 am to 12.00 and from 14:30 to 16:00.
*Tuesdays from 29 March to October 25 2016
To enjoy the gardens in fine weather, the groves and other preserved areas of the gardens are accessible on certain Tuesdays from April to October for a musical promenade: a chance to discover some of the finest features or the French-style formal gardens designed by André Le Nôtre.
Children under 13 accompanied by a paying adult are welcome to any of our paid tours for free with the exception of transportation costs or extra costs related to the tours (example: extra charge for Versailles Musical Fountain Shows or the transport tickets).
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 6 hours, but can change depending on the guide
- View of The Château
- Walk the Gardens of Versailles
- Latona & the Peasants of Lycia
- External view of 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 Orangery
- The Sun King
- Court etiquette
- The Fountains of Versailles
- The world’s first balloon flight
- Little Venice
- The road to revolution & Marie Antoinette’s downfall
…and much more!