Versailles Palace & Gardens Half day guided tour, Shared, maximum 20, with Gourmet lunch & Fountain Show, from Paris
Take a journey in the footsteps of the Kings and Queens of France. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors as Kings, Queens and courtiers once did, explore the lavish state apartments and magnificent gardens and learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world. During the reign of Louis XIV - the Sun King - Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendours of this incredible palace. Our skip the line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and our friendly local guides will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don‚Äôt miss a thing.
Learn how the Kings and Queens lived out their lavish lives in public, how they kept the gossiping courtiers under their thumb, and stole Italy‚Äôs thunder by making Versailles the artistic center of Europe. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette; you‚Äôll quickly understand why she hated the palace so much! Her opulent lifestyle here would ultimately lead to her tragic demise under the French Revolution; she left Versailles in 1789 never to return.
After visiting the royal apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays. Discover the amazing waterworks, still running to music today as they did in the times of the royal court.
After your tour, take the opportunity to dine like a king at the sumptuous new restaurant Ore, set in spectacular 18th century salons at the Chateau of Versailles. Savor a delicious gourmet lunch and discover fine French cuisine. Alain Ducasse is world famous for his inspired cooking, combining fresh, local ingredients to produce timeless and contemporary dishes. Admire the beautiful views of the chateau while you feast on some of the best French food. It‚Äôs the perfect way to end your tour!