One of the most magnificent places in the world.
Versailles was built in the XVII° c. and thanks to Louis XIV France became renowned all around the world. In the XVII c. France was to become not only a great economic power but was also to begin the start of an era of great prosperity in which arts flourished.
Versailles at the forefront of developments in French architecture, furniture and fashion, was to inspire many countries throughout the world.
Allow me to lead you through the history and the daily life of Versailles in the
XVII th and XVIII th.
Once we visit the Château, we shall walk around the marvelous gardens, laid out by order of Louis XIV. And after lunch, we shall finish our visit by the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette Hamlet, where she spend her last days of liberty, just before the French Revolution.
To guide you inside the Château, we are OBLIGE TO GET a booking with the Château de Versailles.
So the earlier you book the more sure you are to get the date and hour you would like.
CLOSE ON MONDAY
Versailles is at about 20 km from Paris. So on our way to Versailles by train we pass through the West suburbs.
And once at Versailles, you will discover this master piece of Art, symbol of the French Power and of his artistic influence, for nearly one century, all over the world.
And then we shall stroll around the garden and visit Trianon Palaces.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet at your hotel or at the train station, in Paris.
End location: Just let me know where you want to finish, hotel, Versailles or somewhere in Paris ?
Duration: 8 hours
For the Palace, you need a booking with them, I have to do this booking as I'm the guide and the office is close on week-ends. In the booking you pay, it is include the tickets, so don't buy a pass or any another sort of entrance, you would be paying twice.
Public Transportation, the train.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - This is the price per person for the tour : train, gardens, Château, Petit Trianon entrances (reservation) and lunch.
If you are under 18 years old, you don't pay entrances to the Château and Petit Trianon, but yes for gardens if the tour is on a Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday, after the April.
Versailles oblige you to buy, at least, two entrances.
If you cancel, they don't refund, in this case you will have to pay me back what I paid to get the booking.
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Really enjoyed our long visit to Versailles. Visited all the sites, Veronica was generous with her knowledge and insights. Highly recommend.