Versailles Palace And Gardens Tour With Gourmet Lunch By Chef Ducasse

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Departure time depends on the tour day chosen. Please check tour details., , Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
  • Departure Details :
    1 Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Château de Versailles, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Combine a visit to the Palace of versailles and Gardens with a gourmet lunch designed by world-renown Chef Ducasse. See the lavish staterooms, Hall of Mirrors, and the exquisite gardens led by your expert guide. You will maximize your time by traveling via RER train from Paris, round-trip tickets are included.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

You will meet your guide at a centralized location in Paris before heading to the nearby train station. Travel to Versailles in comfort, approximately 30 minutes on the RER train.
Skip the often long lines and marvel at the beauty of the famous palace built during the reign of King Louis XIV, the Sun King. Learn how Versailles ascended to the artistic center of Europe and at its peak the palace was host to some of the world's most notable people. Walk in the footsteps of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as you make your way through the magnificent staterooms, Hall of Mirrors, and more.
After your tour, feast like a king with a 3-course gourmet lunch with wine, prepared by world-famous Chef Alain Ducasse. Savor his distinctive blend of local ingredients and fine French cuisine to produce contemporary dishes that are timeless classics. Sit down to enjoy your meal inside an 18th century salon at Ore, inside the Palace of Versailles. You will be treated to an extraordinary meal surrounded by beautiful views from the palace.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Marvel at the magnificent Hall of Mirrors and stroll through this glittering rooms as Kings, Queens and courtiers once did.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Step outside to stroll the French style gardens were grand Balls once were held. See the Musical Fountain Show that remains a staple for visitors from all over the world. Admire the meticulously groomed landscape and intricate details throughout the garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le petit trianon, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

If OPTIONAL Add On selected: If you wish, choose to extend your visit and spend the afternoon in the beautiful private estate of Queen Marie-Antoinette. See her gorgeous private mansion the Petit Trianon, the tiny theater built just for her (and known as 'the jewel of Versailles') and her replica Normandy village, where she would escape the constraints of the court and enjoy the simple pleasures of country life.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

Fully guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles

3-course gourmet lunch with wine in the restaurant in the palace run by Chef Ducasse

Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain Show (depending on the day of the week)

Fully acredited English-speaking guide

Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinettes hamlet (if option selected)

Take the Petit Train to and from the Petit Trianon (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinettes hamlet (unless option selected)

Petit Train ride to the Petit Trianon (unless option selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Due to ongoing restoration works some rooms in the palace may not be available to visit. Should this be the case, your guide will replace them with other rooms so that your visit is complete.

Lunch:

The menu changes with the seasons and in order to offer you a different experience each time

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise local operator of any allergies or dietary accommodations no later than seven days prior to travel date

The minimum drinking age in France is 18 years. Participants under 18 will not be served wine with lunch.

Please note that for infants aged 0-3 who are free of charge on this visit, a meal will not be provided for them at the restaurant. If you wish to purchase any food for your infant you may do so on the spot.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Sep-2019

    We had a very enjoyable day! We did Petite Trianon as well inclusive of the lunch, with Chef Ducasse, it was delicious! A long day but well worth it.
    If though more time could be left between the lunch and next tour it would be helpful as really we only had 30-40 mins for the lunch, which is so divine it needs more time to savour and digest it.

    All in all though well worth it and definitely recommend the guided tour.

  • 05-Apr-2018

    We took two 2 Memories DMC France tours. This one was lead by Herve. Versailles is a big place with lots of people. Herve knew which places would be crowded and prepped us before we got there so we would fully understand what we were seeing giving us a meeting place away from the crowd. He was always accessible for questions but anticipated most of them. He had a flair and understanding of the era of the 3 Louiss. Lunch was wonderful. But the afternoon was the highlight. The Domaine de Trianon allowed us to better understand the daily grind of Versaillais on the Royal Family, especially Marie Antonette. Again Herves guiding was the key to our understanding.

  • 03-Apr-2018

    I would highly recommend this tour! This trip to France has been a lifetime dream and this tour met my standards and more. Our guide, Herve, was personable, knowledgeable and his theatric flair only added to the thorough enjoyment of the tour. He met us at the metro station and we took the railroad together which allowed time to get to know eachother. It was also a real treat that the fountain show was on for the weekend! When I originally booked this tour the fountains were not due to start until next week but I guess due to the holiday weekend they had them run with beautiful music..a real treat! Herve brought us to the highlights of the gardens and then left us to enjoy a sumptuous gourmet lunch. I read and saw pictures of Versailles in my high school French books and history books but nothing can compare to seeing the artistry in person. I would highly recommend this tour and ending with a gourmet lunch was just the icing on the cake!

  • 30-Oct-2017

    We can't think of a way our tour could have been improved. The RER train from Paris to Versailles avoided rush hour traffic. Our guide Hervé was fun and knowledgeable. His enthusiasm for Versailles and its history proved infectious. After standing and walking all morning, lunch was a delight and true gourmet. Merci!

  • 25-Oct-2017

    The tour guide and tour were magnificent but would call the lunch gourmet.

  • 09-Sep-2017

    Awesome tour guide and the lunch was a perfect ending.

  • 05-Aug-2017

    If there were more stars we would give them out! This was a fabulous tour from the first meet with our guide Harve' to the last bite and sip of our wonderful lunch at ORE. Skipping lines on a pre-scheduled tour is always a plus, but it was exceptionally so today as lines snaked through the courtyard and beyond. The commentary during the tour and before, as conversation started on the train to Versailles was enthusiastic, informed and totally aimed at what the 9 of us all wanted to know. Questions were all answered! The kids were engaged and their interests and questions were attended to as well. It was definitely one of my our top 3 tours in 20 years of serious traveling, if not THE best!

  • 26-Apr-2017

    This tour was fabulous. Our guide was knowledgable and passionate and he really brought the palace to life. The lunch was delicious and it was so nice to linger at the palace following the tour.

  • 03-Apr-2017

    This trip was unbelievable, the best one we had in Paris! The food was excellent and Versailles is definitely a place you want to check out, even if you are in Paris only for a couple of days only. Our guide was super friendly, knowledgable, passionate and interesting to listen to. Versailles is a very big place so without a guide it can get long just figuring out where you should go. Definitely worth the money for anyone who wants to enjoy good food and quickly get to the best of what Versailles has to offer.