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Audio Guide Tour of the Palace of Versailles

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Highlights
  • Enjoy a half day trip to the Palace of Versailles by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • An Audio Self-guided tour informing all about the history of the palace
  • Entrance to the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Apartments included
  • Explore the beautiful gardens of the Palace at your own pace
Description
The Palace of Versailles was once residence of three French kings, Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI, their courts, and the French government from 1682 to 1789. It has been listed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage site for over 30 years and is considered to be one of the most beautiful achievements in French art.

Palace of Versailles – On arrival to the palace, explore the majesty of the Palace of Versailles and its most beautiful rooms. The palace's Baroque architecture, extravagant decorations, art work and furniture were all created by skilled craftsmen. Guide commentary will be played through individual headsets.

Covering an area of over 721000 sq. feet, the Palace of Versailles has more than 700 rooms. Your guide will take you straight inside the palace with your priority access tickets. Enjoy the beautiful rooms; the Kings and Queens Apartments, the bedroom of Marie Antoinette and the seven elegant salons – The Hercules Salon, The Abundance Salon, The Venus Salon, The Diana Salon, The Apollo Salon, The Mars Salon and The Mercury Salon, each dedicated to a different god.

Explore the Hall of Mirrors, a massive room that has a 40-foot ceiling. It is about 240 feet long and 34 feet wide. On one wall around 357 mirrors stretch from the floor to the ceiling and on the opposite wall, 17 large glass doors offer breathtaking views of Versailles' sprawling gardens. The Hall of Mirrors was designed to include three key themes – political achievements, economic achievements and artistic achievement, as directed by Louis XVI.

Palace of Versailles Gardens - After your visit to the palace, you can explore the beautiful formal gardens at your own pace. There are about 200 statues, fountains flower beds, ponds and trees.

We recommend lunch at the "La Petite Venise" restaurant, located on the grounds of the Palace and overlooking the Grand Canal.

Audio Guide Available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
Additional Information
Please Note:
  • Important: The Queen’s State Apartment is currently closed for renovation works.
  • From April to October 2016, entrance fees to the gardens are NOT INCLUDED due to the following events:
  • FOUNTAIN DISPLAYS: Saturdays and Sundays from April to October 2016 + Tuesdays in June 2016.
  • MUSICAL GARDENS: Tuesdays from April 5 to May 17 and from July 5 to October 25 + Fridays from July 1 to September 30. Additional dates can be added during the year.
  • We strongly advise against high-heeled shoes (there is parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility
  • Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace
  • Tuesday mornings are not recommended due to the high number of visitors
  • Book with confidence on goldentoursworld.com! You can cancel your booking for free up to 96 hours prior departure date and avail full refund otherwise no payment will be refunded.
Inclusions
  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (except on certain dates for the gardens)
  • Palace of Versailles audio guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admission to Gardens on certain dates as mentioned above
  • Anything which is not mentioned above