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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour by Train from Paris

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Activity provider: Memories France

Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour by Train from Paris

Activity provider: Memories France

From US$ 87.36 per person

Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of the Château of Versailles and its gardens. Marvel at the glimmering Hall of Mirrors and the lavish state apartments.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Skip the long lines with a reserved entry time at the Palace of Versailles
  • Marvel at the Musical Gardens or Fountains Show
  • Enjoy escorted round-trip train travel between Paris and Versailles
Full description
Visit the Château de Versailles, the royal residence of Louis XIV. See the Hall of Mirrors and the lavish state apartments, where the royals received the elite. Your English-speaking guide will make life at Versailles come alive. Meet the guide in central Paris and travel to Versailles by train. At the Château, skip the lines and begin a 3-hour journey through time in the Château and its gardens. Hear how the royal family recaptured France’s preeminence in fashion and art. Hear about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette. Tour the magnificent gardens with your guide, and enjoy either the beautiful Musical Gardens or the Fountain Show (depending on the day of the week). After your tour, your guide will be happy to provide you with return train tickets and instructions for the easy journey back to Paris on the train.
  • Reserved admission time and entrance fees to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Tickets for the Musical Gardens or Fountains Show (if option selected)
  • Escorted round-trip transportation between central Paris and Versailles by RER train
  • Accredited local guide
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen (line 10), opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention. Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit. There are 2 metro exits, be sure to take the one with the stairs. At street level, you will be across from the Café Regalia. The guide will be waiting for you by the metro exit.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, so comfortable shoes are advised
  •  Due to ongoing restoration works inside the palace, some rooms may not be open to visitors. If this occurs, your guide will take you to see other rooms so that your experience is complete
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 93 reviews

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Our guides were fantastic. One guide meets you at the meeting point and takes you by train to Versailles; was given very specific instructions and was very helpful. Could have probably gotten an earlier train had everyone been on time. The guide for the rest of the day was so great we ended up extending for the afternoon. It is extremely busy so keep an eye on the guide. Great tour, lots of walking.

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October 24, 2022

Versailles is overwhelming. It is helpful to have a guide but not necessary. To do more than view the gardens from atop one must be physically able to walk a long distance over many hours. Renting a golf car might be the better way to go if walking is an issue.

October 17, 2022

Travel was easy. Short lines. While still crowded inside the palace in popular rooms, our guide Astrid made the experience fantastic. She took us through the crowds effortlessly while still conveying all the most important information. I cannot say enough good things about her. Wish I could take another tour with her.

October 5, 2022

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