Palace of Versailles, Gardens Skip-the-Line from Central Paris

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Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the Palace of Versailles with an informative audio guided tour including three departures points from central Paris and priority access to the Palace. Delve into a UNESCO - World Heritage-listed wonder and delight yourself with the luxury of the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments. Absorb the beauty of the gardens designed by André Le Nôtre at your own rhythm and walk through the steps of Louis XIV - "The Sun King". Maximize your time in Versailles with a 5-hour* visit in the domain of Versailles. * 4hrs from November to March
Climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus shuttle from any of our bus stops strategically located near the higher hotel concentration areas in central Paris (Gare du Nord, Opéra or Champs-Elysées / Etoile) and prepare yourself to delve into the opulence of the Palace of Versailles. Accompanied by a multilingual escort/hostess you'll benefit of a priority access to the Château avoiding the long lines. Once inside delight yourself with an informative audio guide available in 11 languages and go deep into the heart of the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments. After the visit to the Palace you'll have free time to discover the massive gardens of the Palace designed by André Le Nôtre. This tour allows you to maximize your time in Versailles with a 5h visit in the domain of VersaillesThe Château de Versailles has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years and is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful. From the central window of the Hall of mirrors look down on the grand perspective that leads the gaze from the Water Parterre to the horizon. This original perspective, which preceded the reign of Louis XIV, was developed and prolonged by the gardener André Le Nôtre by widening the Royal Path and digging the Grand Canal. This vast perspective stretches from the façade of the Château de Versailles to the railings of the park.At the end of your visit find your tour leader at the meeting point in order to go back to Paris. You can choose to be dropped off at Champs-Elysées/ Etoile or at the Opéra House of Paris.

What’s included

  • Admission ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Multilingual tour escort/host for the departures
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach from several departure points in Central Paris
  • Visit with an informative audio guide available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese)
  • "Musical Gardens" and "Fountain Show" included on selected dates (Tuesdays, Fridays, Weekends and special dates)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Likely to Sell Out
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