The Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous palaces in the world and attracting millions of visitors each year from all over the globe. Touring thePalace at Versaillesis simply a must for any visitor to Paris. Initially built as the summer residence for French royalty, Versailles legendary grandeur and opulence is unsurpassed. It has since been home to everyone fromMarie Antoinette and King Louis XIV to Frances Dauphin and Dauphine.
Your Versailles tour begins with your guide meeting your group at the meeting point of your choosing and taking you personally to Versailles. You'll take aquick, 20 minute RER train ridethatleavesyou right near the entranceof the Palace.
Once there, youll visit the Palace and the Kings Suite, well known for its luxurious woodwork, paintings, and marble dcor. You will see where Louis XIV conducted his royal escapades and where Marie Antoinette hosted her lavish parties.
You'll visit the Petit and Grand Trianon, two buildings built for different King Louis' so that their mistresses could be within easy reach from the Palace.You'llexplore the lives of the French royal family and get an extraordinary view into the lives of the monarchy before they were overthrown during the French Revolution in 1789. You'll get to study your reflection in the same celebratedHall of Mirrors that Louis XVIdid, while also visiting the room where the treaty that ended World War I was signed.
You'll explore the stunning and expansive gardens that are as striking as the palace itself on your tour. Created in the traditional royal style, Versailles gardens are filled with more than just lush fauna they are also full of exquisite marble and gold statues and lustrous fountains.Breathtaking and ethereal, thelegendary gardens of Versaillesactually served as the inspiration for many of Claude Monet's greatest paintings.
After your tour, you're able to continue exploring the Palace on your own, or heading back to Paris with your guide. The guide can recommend local restaurants in Versailles to stay for dinner.