VIP Versailles with Private Rooms Full-Day Guided Tour

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Duration
8.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a unique Versailles experience visiting the private rooms hidden from the public and unlocked especially for your group
  • Step inside Marie Antoinette’s personal apartments and the bedrooms of the King’s mistresses Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry
  • Visit the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s private house and gardens, including her personal theater where she entertained friends
  • See other unforgettable attractions at Versailles, like the incredible 'Hall of Mirrors' and gardens
  • Hear the intriguing history of the excesses of the French court from the 'Sun King' to Louis XVI
Overview
See Versailles as never before with VIP access to the palace and it's private rooms. This tour takes you from the opulent court halls to the personal getaways of immense figures like the 'Sun King' and Marie Antoinette, for a truly complete experience.
What to Expect
Experience life as French courtier on a full-day tour of the Palace of Versailles, and explore areas of the famous royal residence usually kept under lock and key. Follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette and other leading lights of the French monarchy, and hear stories of their lavish courts, kings and mistresses.

On this full-day tour from Paris, enter the opulent palace to learn about life under the French kings, Louis XIV, XV and XVI. See magnificent staterooms, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors.

Then, step behind the scenes and enjoy exclusive access to rarely seen areas, including the homes of the royal children, nobles and jealous courtiers. Gain an experience available to a select few visiting the private rooms of Versailles on a route specially designed to bring its history to life, entering locked doors that leave the crowds behind.

Hear how Marie Antoinette escaped court life in the privacy of the Petit Trianon and at her own private hamlet. Stroll in tranquil gardens, far from the palace crowds. Learn how the French monarchy was finally deposed, and see the secret corridors that Marie Antoinette used to try to flee the revolutionaries when they stormed the palace to put an end to the extravagance of the French court.
What's Included
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Gardens of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Petit Trianon
  • Guided tour of Marie Antoinette’s hamlet
  • Escorted train travel to and from Paris
  • Headsets (where appropriate) to hear your guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Meeting Point

Meet your guide outside the "Invalides" Metro stop, Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris Directions by Metro: Take Metro lines 13 or 8 to "Invalides." There is only one exit, which brings you out onto Rue de l'Université (in the middle of Esplanade des Invalides). Your guide will be standing in front of the Metro exit, holding a sign. If you are arriving on foot: As you stand on the Esplanade des Invalides, the Invalides building with its gold dome is behind you, and Pont Alexandre III is in front of you. The Rue de l’Université runs through the middle of the Esplanade (GPS coordinates: 48.860925, 2.31445)

Know Before You Go
• This is a small group tour of no more than 19 people
• Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs; please wear comfortable shoes
• With regret, the tour is not suitable for those in wheelchairs or with any impairment requiring special assistance
• Wheelchairs, strollers, and baby carriages cannot be accommodated
• Please note that many sections of the Palace of Versailles are not air-conditioned
• The operator will do everything within their power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond their control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions
• Please note that due to renovation works on the train line to Versailles from July 16th to August 27th. We will be providing round-trip coach transportation for your conform and convenience

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