Versailles Tours From Paris
Paris, the city of love and light, is on every traveler’s to-do list. Neighboring the city is a French icon that resonates well with the glamorous, a la mode history of the French - the Palace of Versailles. Only 16km from the city of Paris, the Palace is a grandiose symbol of the French monarchy, power, and the history of France.
Today, what was once a royal residence stands as the Museum of the History of France and no trip to Paris is complete without a visit to this grand gateway to a glorified and bloody time in the nation’s history. The tour from Paris to Versailles is a journey that must not be missed as it brings you ever closer to the lives of King Louis XIV and, successively, King Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette.
Why Choose a Guided Paris to Versailles Tour?
For an all-encompassing experience, wherein you are privy to the best, guided tours of the Palace of Versailles with tales and legends of the French Monarchy, ease of access to the Hall of Mirrors and State Apartments, and avoiding long queues and skipping straight ahead to the center; opt for a guided tour that is more convenient for visitors.
Figuring out public transport in a new country can be confusing, especially with language barriers. Save yourself the trouble of figuring out train lines, stations, bus routes and stops and opt for a guided tour with included transport. Choose between guided tour options with escorted train transportation or private coaches that take you all the way from Paris to the Versailles Palace. All you need to do is make your way to the designated meeting point to meet your host, and the rest will be taken care of for you.
Easily skip past waiting lines that can last up to 90 minutes with a guided tour ticket. With plenty to see and learn inside the palace, this ensures you don't waste any time and can head straight to the main attraction. Use the time you save to enjoy an immersive and memorable experience of Versailles with a glimpse into the life of the longest-ruling monarch of France and Europe, Louis XIV, whose vision it was to create the Palace of Versailles from his father’s chateau.
What is a tour without extensive knowledge of the subject at hand? With a guided tour, you can take advantage of your expert host as they regale you with intriguing tales from the rich and exciting lives of the French Monarchy. From banquets to courtiers, extravagant events to parties and the hydraulic magnificence of the Palace gardens, there is much to learn at Versailles.
Cost-effective, time-saving, and informative, guided tours are best way to experience at the Palace of Versailles. This option comes with priority access to the Palace entrance, tickets to the Musical Fountain Show, return transportation from Paris to Versailles and an expert tour guide by your side. You can choose between audio-guided tours and expert-guided tour tickets.
Palace of Versailles - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How far is the Versailles Palace from Paris?
The Château de Versailles is located approximately 12 miles (40 minutes) West of Paris.
Q. What is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles?
The best time to visit the Palace of Versailles, in terms of lesser crowds, is the low season (1 November to 31 March). During the low months, the hours immediately after opening and before closing for the day are when the crowd is at its thinnest. Anytime between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and after 3:00 PM would be perfect for visiting the palace.
Q. What days are the palace and gardens closed on?
The palace and the gardens are open to public every day of the year.
Q. Do guided tours help me save time by skipping the line?
Yes. Similar to skip the line tickets, guided tours too have a dedicated access - Gate B - that is a much shorter line compared to Gate A. At Gate B, the queues are usually only 10-15 minutes long.
Q. Do guided tours come with skip the line access?
Yes. With a guided tour ticket you can enter through a dedicated entry Gate B, and skip past the long waiting times.