Nestled within the bourgeois neighbourhood of Versailles, this spellbinding royal Château is one of the best-known palaces in the world. This exclusive trip takes you to the heart of pre-revolution France, when the monarchy reigned supreme over the nation. Learn about the extraordinary life of the French royal family, and its ultimate demise, as you explore the gardens and chambers it once called home. Discover the private apartment of King Louis XIV, lose yourself in the magical Hall of Mirrors, and explore the intimate Queen’s Hamlet, where Marie Antoinette sought refuge from the pomp and chaos of the Royal Court.
Versailles Monarchy Tour Highlights
Itinerary and What to Expect?
The meeting point is established at the Statue Louis XIV
(A detailed map will be provided once the booking is confirmed)
Explore the exclusive apartment of King Louis XIV, and learn about the notorious Dieudonné family as you wander through the Grand Appartement du Roi. Lose yourself in the magical Hall of Mirrors, adorned with huge crystal chandeliers, bronze gilded archways, and more than 350 ornate mirrors. This magnificent 17th-century gallery tells the story of Louis XIV’s rise to greatness, as depicted in a series of hand-painted ceiling murals.
As you make your way to the Domaine de Marie Antoinette, stroll through the Queen’s own botanical gardens, where she sought sanctuary amid the manicured lawns and ornate fountains (weather depending). Discover the collection of ornate fountains, trickling amid vast landscaped lawns. Discover what life in the Royal Court was really like, as your guide leads you through the sometimes tumultuous history of the estate. Experience a series of stunning fountain shows as you explore the grounds.
Retreat After you have explored the gardens, you will head inside the Petit Trianon, where the legendary Marie Antoinette once lived. Discover the iconic Queen’s hidden sanctuary, and learn about her extraordinary life as you wander through the grounds. Here you will have the chance to see the rooms and cottages which once played host to lavish Royal parties, and learn about the scandalous exploits of the Royal Court. Spend the afternoon exploring the intimate Hamlet, as you wander through the reconstructed farm, restored windmill, and authentic Neo-classical cottages.
Your guide will escort you back to the entrance of Château de Versailles or, if you came by transfer from Paris, your guide leave you at the parking of the Domaine de Marie Antoinette.
Private English Speaking Guide
Skip-the-Line Versailles Passport
All fees and taxes
Transfer from/to Paris
Provided upon request
Frequently Asked Questions
You can reach Versailles via the train RER C (Yellow Line), which takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour or enjoy a private transfer from Paris, which takes 45 minutes.
Yes, we can certainly organise one of our chauffeurs to pick you up from your residence to and from Versailles at an additional charge.
Yes, everyone can access the Palace of Versailles and its estate. However, when it rains and depending on the wheelchair, it may be difficult to stroll through the gravel in the gardens. If you are coming with a stroller, the stroller will be kept at the Palace entrance.
Even though Versailles is always relatively busy. We will organize the tour so you avoid the crowded areas at Versailles as much as possible.
Yes, no other participants will be joining the Versailles Monarchy tour.
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