We have designed the perfect Versailles Tour with a combination of Golcarts and Bikes which is the best possible way to discover the huge 2000 acres Royal Domain !
Our fun & knowledgeable local guides will definitely make your day @Versailles special.
We are doing a big loop inside the 2000 acres grounds of Versailles, we won’t pass twice by the same route.
Our itinerary was timed according to the fountains show schedule (Apr-Oct, tuesdays & weekends).
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INCLUDED picnic lunch from iconic Angelina‘s tearoom & restaurant : parisian sandwich (cooked ham, comté cheese, mesclun salad, mustard, butter) OR vegetarian cheese & salad sandwich (emmental cheese, mesclun salad, mustard, butter, pickles)
- soft drink OR little bottle of wine
- mineral water (still or sparkling)
- vanilla financier (small French almond cake, flavoured with hazelnut butter, usually baked in a small mold)
we will spend 6 hours together (9:30-3:30), then you will visit the Palace on your own, at your own pace. You can stay until the Palace closing time at 6:30PM.
9:30, in front of the Grille Royale. After passing security check, keep going up, you will see a massive shiny golden gate, there you are! You are responsible for arriving at the meeting point in time for your tour.
Free cancellation 48 hours before the begining of the Tour (A for C, before 9am). 30% fee for cancellation less than 48 hours before the tour.
In the peak season (April -Sept) as we need to purchase the tickets way in advance due to high attendance, 25€ per adults and 9€ per children will be deducted from the refund.
No refunds in case of no show.
Our journey begins at 9:30AM in front of the main entrance of the Palace, at the foot of the majestic golden Grille Royale.
We will first head towards the south parterre, where our rides (golfcarts) will be waiting for us. Golfcarts are the perfect way to travel through the amazing gardens and discover all the wonderful hidden Groves created by the brilliant André Le Nôtre. Sit back and relax or take the wheel and enjoy the beauty of formal french gardens while our guide tells you all about them ! The fountains are only activated from April until October on tuesdays and on the weekends, and do not run all day long but we timed our Tour so that we stop by them when water is flowing!
After our journey through the groves we’ll arrive at the Petite Venise, next to the Grand Canal. We will then trade our carts for bikes and smoothly pedal along the Grand Canal and through the Royal Forest to reach The Petit Trianon. There, we will park the bikes and, after receiving some amazing historical informations about the place, you will enjoy free time to discover the rustic retreat built for Marie Antoinette, inspired by traditional architecture of rural Normandy.
It will then be time for our picnic lunch break from iconic Angelina. Relax and sip some wine while our guide shares fun facts about french Royalty.
Once we have regained our strength, we will cycle to the Grand Trianon and after hearing more fascinating stories about Louis XIV and his mistress Madame de Montespan, you will enjoy more free time to explore this amazing pink marble palace.
We will then head to the Neptune fountain where we will drop our bikes and make our way back to the Palace on foot, crossing through more amazing groves, exactly when the water jets are on!
Finally, it will be time to access the Palace, when it is less crowed, with a timed entry ticket. From there you will be able to visit by yourself, at your own pace, the royal residence of French Monarchy and it’s most iconic room : the magnificent Hall of Mirrors.