Explore the fascinating history of life at the royal court with this unique behind the scenes 2-hour guided tour that will take you through the unknown private rooms of the kings. Enjoy the privacy of these apartments that are not accessible to the general public. Learn about the King’s and Queen’s life from your expert guide: their public life with the noblemen and their private life with their families and mistresses. Continue your tour in the famous Hall or Mirrors and the ornate public apartments where the King used to impress his guests. End your tour in the gardens and marvel at the impressive Fountain Show(self-tour). Priority access and entrance tickets for both palace and the gardens are included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceMeet your tour guide in Versailles just 30 min train ride from central Paris. Enter this iconic palace without waiting in lines and start your tour with the private apartments of the Kings. Your guide will take you through a side door as these apartments are not open to the general public. Far from the hassle of the crowd, you will enjoy the tranquility of these intimate rooms where only few visitors are allowed. Learn about the monarch’s intimate life in the reduced circle of family and friends, far from the constraints of the court etiquette. With Louis the XV small apartments and cabinets multiplied and the sovereigns frequently withdrew to their private apartments.No visit to Versailles is complete without seeing the Hall of Mirrors…This impressive gallery of 73 meters long is composed of 350 mirrors and was intended to impress the visitors in Versailles during the French Monarchy. It still does today! Your expert guide will tell you about the celebrations and masked balls given here.After visiting the Private and Public apartments get ready to explore the massive French Gardens (without guide)! With its ponds and alleys, fountains and groves, long perspectives and water parterres reflecting the building this garden is a masterpiece of the garden “à la française”. On Saturdays and Sundays your visit will be enhanced by the impressive water Show while on Tuesdays you will admire the Musical Fountains Show.Duration: 3 hours