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Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour
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$104.71
Duration: 3 hours
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Feeling fancy? Then a trip to the  Palace of Versailles is right up your alley. Our  Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour takes you there, without any of the hassle of trip planning. On this Versailles half day tour with  skip the line tickets, you'll feel like royalty as our passionate tour guide escorts you from  Paris to Versailles by train, then helps you understand exactly what it was like to be a  French king or queen in 17th century France.  The tour is 3 hours long, including the time spent traveling with our guide from Paris to Versailles and a two hour guided tour of the palace and gardens.

The  Palace of Versailles and gardens are a breathtaking product of 17th century France. Originally the hunting grounds of King Louis XIII, his son  Louis XIV took over and created what the world over now knows as Versailles. Louis XIV destroyed the nearby village for the construction of the palace, or  Château de Versailles, and it contains over a whopping 2,000 rooms and 2,000 windows! It is considered a  UNESCO World Heritage site and a protected piece of French and royal history. 

The  Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the palace, running almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors. The room pays tribute to the political, economic and artistic successes of France. It is said that the mirrors were used in this room to both protect the walls from smoke and to reflect candle light. Only a few candles are needed to illuminate the whole room! Also, the  Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on 28 June 1919, ending the First World War.

Every room has its own story to tell, and our tour guides are thrilled to share as many as possible as you make your way throughout the palace. With over 2,000 rooms in the palace, our guided tour is the best way to cover the most magnificent and important rooms, maximizing your time at the palace. Besides the Hall of Mirrors, the  King's State apartments and the  King's Private Apartments are included on the  guided Versailles tour. See where the so-called "Sun God" used to get his beauty sleep. 

After touring the palace, explore the magical formal  gardens of Versailles. These iconic gardens were copied around the world, most famously by the Czar in Russia. The gardens are monumental and extremely manicured, taking up a total area of almost  2,000 acres. Thousands of trees were brought in from around France to create the gardens; entire regiments of the French army were used to transport the trees and level the ground. The scale is so monumental that in order to maintain the garden's unique design, the entire garden needs  replanting every 100 years. After an introduction to the gardens you are then free to explore on your own, or simply find a place to relax in the sun.

Feeling fancy? Then a trip to the  Palace of Versailles is right up your alley. Our  Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour takes you there, without any of the hassle of trip planning. On this Versailles half day tour with  skip the line tickets, you'll feel like royalty as our passionate tour guide escorts you from  Paris to Versailles by train, then helps you understand exactly what it was like to be a  French king or queen in 17th century France.  The tour is 3 hours long, including the time spent traveling with our guide from Paris to Versailles and a two hour guided tour of the palace and gardens.