Day Tour Versailles

Known throughout the world for its Palace and accompanying gardens, the town of Versailles, situated 16 kilometers to the south-west of Paris, is of utmost importance in French history, not only being the city of Kings, from Louis XIII to Louis XVI, but also the birthplace of the French Revolution. In the 17th Century, King Louis XIII set out to build a hunting rendez-vous point in Versailles, in a small village of which nothing is left today. The town was completely transformed by the Sun King (le Roi Soleil in French), Louis XIV, who constructed one of Europe's biggest palaces: The Palace of Versailles. In the 18th Century, Versailles was considered a highly modern city. The arrangement of its three principal avenues, along with its gardens and lakes inspired the construction of Washington, USA, at the start of the 20th Century, which is just how it remains today. The luxurious palace of Versailles (containing 2300 rooms across a 63000m? property) with its Hall of Mirrors and its huge apartments, surrounded by parks and French gardens and filled with the most beautiful fountains and monumental lakes - the Domaine fountain being one of the most prestigious sites on the planet. It is visited by over 10 million visitors each year! The visit of Versailles, place of royal excellence, offers a palette of emotions, by day and by night, thanks to its amazing natural spectacles of water and light, which are something to share with the whole family. Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you don't have to wait in the queue. With a maximum of only 14 people per group, this small-group trip to Versailles ensures a more intimate experience. There is a certain magic that fizzes through the air at the Palace of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. The famous Palace of Versailles is Parisian life at its most luxurious, with gold-brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the most beautiful castles in the world with an astonishing 700 rooms. Highlights Half-day, small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Versailles The tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain show or musical gardens on selected days Chateau of Versailles guided tour Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens Small-group tour limited to 14 people, ensuring a more personalized experience This small-group tour is the best way to see the palace. Not only is the tour limited to just 14 people, meaning you'll experience more personalized attention from your guide, but it also gives you skip-the-line access, so you won't have to wait in the long lines. Inside the palace, peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the castle, including the King and Queen's apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance. Your guide will talk you through the rooms as you pass them, each one entirely different from the next. And just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you'll burst into the sunlight and encounter its dazzling gardens, more than 1,800 acres in size. Departure Point: Less than five minutes walk from Versailles Palace Departure Time: Depart at 3 pm (arrive strictly at 2:45 pm) Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes Return details: The tour concludes at the Gardens of Versailles so you will have the opportunity to continue an independent visit.