Explore what life was like at the Palace of Versailles living amongst the nobility and the Kings and Queens of France. On a private tour lead by a specialist in historical family tours, you’ll experience the splendor of Versailles from its intricate painted ceilings and golden doorways to the magnificent Hall of Mirrors overlooking the majestic palace gardens. As you explore the secret details of the Palace and gardens with our exclusive skip the line access, your guide will bring to life Versailles as it was in the time of Kings and Queens. Activity sheets for children are included as the perfect souvenir of their visit!
The tour begins in Paris where your history expert will accompany your family by train to the resplendent Château de Versailles. On the way to the world’s most famous former royal palace, the youngsters will find out how you could tell which carriage belonged to the King, which of the Royal family sported wigs and which king was known as the Sun King.
Our skip the line entrance tickets mean your family goes straight into the palace to begin exploring. Uncover the secrets of each intricately decorated room theme by theme be it love, hunting, mythology or war. As you explore the majesty of Versailles, the youngsters will be searching for royal symbols, hunting for wild creatures and even discovering Louis XVI’s throne room. For would-be Queens, your guide will present where the famous palace balls took place and explain what Marie Antoinette herself may have been wearing.
In the final part of your adventure you’ll be exploring the palace gardens, of great importance during the time of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and the place where many of the royal events and festivities took place. It was in the gardens amongst the majestic fountains and secluded groves where royalty and noblemen came to frolic. Fun and engaging activity sheets will enable the youngsters to navigate mazes and to identify the mark of the Sun King throughout the estate. From April to October at weekends and on Tuesdays, your visit of the gardens will be timed with the Musical Fountain Show, a chance to see the gardens of Versailles in all their majesty.