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Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

1. Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Marvel at the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789 – The Palace of Versailles. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals with a complimentary audio guide. Located just 30 minutes from central Paris by train, Versailles was a sleepy village until Louis XIII began to build a hunting lodge in 1623. By the end of the century, continued expansion saw the town and castle become the symbolic center of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Louis XIV moved the royal family to the palace in 1682, and 2 enormous new wings were added during a 2nd phase of building (1678–1715). Your ticket allows you access to the ornate State Apartments built by Le Vau. Get a sense of life in the French court, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, up to the French Revolution when the royal family was forced to return to Paris in October 1789. Take a walk through the legendary gardens at your own pace, and marvel at fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Please take in consideration that the waiting time to enter the Palace of Versailles can be more than 2 hours in high season, even with a pre-booked ticket. Arrive early in the morning or in the middle of the afternoon to avoid the long lines.

Paris: The Paris Pass® with access to 80+ Paris Attractions

2. Paris: The Paris Pass® with access to 80+ Paris Attractions

Unlock Paris with an all-inclusive sightseeing package. The pass offers great value and convenience with admission to more than 80 top Paris attractions, a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket, a Paris Museum Pass, and a digital guide to help you plan your stay. Get access to top attractions like: Eiffel Tower guided tour (2nd floor) Parc Asterix theme park ticket Musée du Louvre Musée d'Orsay Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art Espace Dali Big Bus – 1-day Hop-on Hop-off bus tour Bateaux Parisiens river cruise Wine tasting - Les Caves du Louvre Tour Montparnasse Arc du Triomphe Picasso Museum Musée Grevin wax museum Châteaux de Versailles Flyview Package Paris Liberty Tours: Paris’ Hidden Gems in Le Marais walking tour Walking tour along the Seine Walking tour in the Parisian Covered Passages Scandals & Love Affairs at Pere Lachaise walking tour Stade de France tour Heritage and Backstage guided tour of Galeries Lafayette Montmartre & Sacré Coeur walking tour Experiences: Ballon de Paris Generali Petit Train de Montmartre Rex Studio Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco- Story Musée des Égouts de Paris Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - La Villette BAPBAP brewery taproom experience beer tasting and gifts Perfume mini-workshop by Fragonard Champagne Gourmand in Montmatre French Apéro in Saint-Germain des Prés Parisian Breakfast at Café Louise Historic buildings: Panthéon Conciergerie Chapelle expiatoire Château de Rambouillet Château de Vincennes Chateaux de Champs-sur-Marne Château de Pierrefonds Maison d'Auguste Rodin à Meudon Basilique cathedrale de Saint-Denis Abbaye Royale de Chaalis- Musée Jacquemart André Sainte Chapelle Château de Maisons-Laffitte Villa Savoye Château de Fontainebleau Museums: Musée Rodin Musée National de l'Orangerie Musée national des Arts asiatiques Musée de l'Armée, Tombeau de Napoléon 1er Musée Condé - Château de Chantilly Musée et domaine nationaux du Château de Compiègne Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois Préau La Cinémathèque française - Musée du Cinéma Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine - Musée des Monuments françois Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme Musée de la Musique - La Villette Musee de l'Ordre de la Liberation Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace Musée d'Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Musée de l'Institut du Monde arabe Musée des Arts décoratifs Musée des Arts et Métiers Musée des Plans-reliefs Musee du quai Branly Musée Gustave Moreau Musée national de Céramique de Sèvres Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d'Ecouen Keep your Paris Pass on your mobile device by downloading it with the mobile guide. Have it handy with you in your pocket. The Paris Museum Pass is a physical pass and, as such, must be collected from a redemption location in Paris. Full instructions are included in the digital guide.

Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

3. Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

Enjoy priority skip-the-line access to over 60 museums and monuments in and around the city of Paris including the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Centre Pompidou. The Pass is available for 2, 4, or 6 days with the pick-up point conveniently located a mere 10-minute walk from the Louvre. Benefits of the pass include free admission to many attractions, sights, and museums. In Paris: Musée de l’Armée Tombeau de Napoléon 1er Centre Pompidou Musée national d’Art modern Musée national des Arts asiatiques Guimet Les Arts décoratifs Musée des Arts et métiers Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris Musée du quai Branly Musée Picasso Paris Chapelle expiatoire La Cinémathèque française Musée du Cinéma Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie Conciergerie Musée national Eugène Delacroix Musée des Égouts de Paris Musée du Louvre - Musée national de la Marine Musée de la Monnaie Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine Musée national des Monuments français Musée Gustave Moreau Musée national du Moyen Âge, Thermes et hôtel de Cluny Cité de la Musique, Musée de la Musique Crypte archéologique de Notre-Dame Tours de Notre-Dame Musée national de l’Orangerie Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération Musée d’Orsay Panthéon Musée des Plans-reliefs Musée de la Poste Musée Rodin Sainte-Chapelle Outside Paris: Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Musée national de la Céramique de Sèvres Abbaye royale de Chaalis Musée et domaine nationaux du Château de Compiègne Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly Musée départemental Maurice Denis Château de Fontainebleau Château de Maisons-Laffitte Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau Château de Pierrefonds Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs Château de Rambouillet Musée national de la Renaissance Château d’Ecouen Maison d’Auguste Rodin à Meudon Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis Villa Savoye Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon Château de Vincennes

Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

4. Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

Visit the stunning Palace of Versailles on a half-day tour from Paris, and stay as long as you like to stroll the chateau and gardens at leisure. There’s no need to worry about all the little details, such as arranging train tickets and navigating the grounds. Take the train to Versailles, and then skip the long lines (which can sometimes be up to 2 hours) to discover the Sun King’s opulent palace at your own pace. Inside the chateau, you will receive an audio guide with heaps of interesting stories and facts about the Hall of Mirrors, royal apartments, and more. Your guide will offer a fascinating orientation to the gardens and palace grounds. Learn about the French formal style of landscape architect André Le Nôtre, and see aspects of his splendid creations you’d otherwise miss. You are free to return to Paris in the late afternoon in your own time.

Versailles: Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

5. Versailles: Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Learn more about Versailles palace with a 90-minute group tour with no more than 16 people. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tickets. Meet your local guide at Versailles at the foot of the Equestrian Statue of the Sun King, Louis the 14th. Visit the Royal Apartments. Walk through the palace and learn facinating information about the history of the palace from your expert guide. Following your interior visit of the palace, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with lovely fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping. See the Musical Gardens show if visiting Versailles on a Tuesday or a Friday. View the Musical Fountains Show if taking the tour on a Saturday or a Sunday (from March to October).

From Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour

6. From Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour

Departing from Paris in the morning with one of our guides, we will accompany you in the train until we arrive at Versailles, the city that was the capital of France during several periods of the XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries. After an hour of travelling we will arrive at one of the greatest symbols of Europe. Versailles stands out for its buildings and rooms as well as its astonishing gardens. The most famous part is without doubt its sheer size, with more than 1800 hectares of grounds. We will discover the story of King Sun, of its buildings and incredible gardens, the curiosities that make Versailles unique, the scandals that shook the monarchy and led to the French Revolution. In our guided tour to Versailles from Paris we will discover among other things its story and curiosities, we will walk along the gardens and its main patios, we will explain everything about the Hall of Mirrors and the chamber of the King, we will admire its fountains and the sculpture of the "The abduction of Persephone", and we will clarify the mystery of the diamonds necklace. There will be an opening to tell you the historical events related to the palace where we will explain the story of the Sun King and the France of the XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries, the French absolutism, the march over Versailles and symbolic Treaty of Versailles that put an end to the First World War. Once we finish the tour you will have free time to enjoy on your own Versailles and know the inside the Palace of Versailles with an audio guide in Spanish. To walk along its gardens and patios listening to the stories of kings, queens and symbols of the France of the XVII and XVIII centuries. It is a unique experience, discover it with Buendía Tours with the best price and in Spanish. (The visit inside the Palace of Versailles is with audio-guide).

Paris: Versailles Palace Tour with Optional Fountain Show

7. Paris: Versailles Palace Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. Experience life at its most luxurious, in a setting of lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see. Meet your guide at a central location in Paris and board a private, air-conditioned tour bus to Versailles. Skip the lines at the entrance with your pre-booked admission to Versailles, where your guide will lead you through the gardens and palace. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most spectacular castles in the world, boasting 700 rooms. See the incredible array of fine art and the intricate designs of the 1,250 fireplaces. Work your way through the palace’s highlights, including the king’s and queen’s apartments, the chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Salon of Abundance. Head out into the sunlight and visit the manicured gardens, covering an area of 1,800 acres. The Musical Gardens show runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (except Wednesday, July 14) from July 1 to August 31, while the Musical Fountains can be experienced every Saturday and Sunday from May 22 to October 31.

Paris: Louvre and Versailles Guided Day Tour

8. Paris: Louvre and Versailles Guided Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of two icons of Paris on a full-day guided tour of the Lourve and the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line tickets. Discover world-famous artworks, exhibits, and explore the lavish State Rooms of the Palace. After meeting with your guide, skip the entrance line to the Lourve and admire the greatest masterpieces within the famed walls. Wander through the endless halls and exhibits straight to the top masterpieces. Marvel at the Mona Lisa, the world’s most famous painting, see the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace and hear the stories behind these priceless paintings and sculptures. Next, go to the Palace of Versailles and walk through rooms covered with gold leaf, furniture quilted in the finest velvet, and clothes crafted from only the best silk and handmade lace. Explore the excesses that sparked a revolution and left Marie Antoinette behind bars. With a guide, you’ll learn all about the history of this incredible palace. Be led through vast corridors and ballrooms to see the best areas of the Palace such as the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queen’s bedrooms, and the incredible lounges, filled with stunning artworks, chandeliers, and ornate furniture. Before returning to Paris, you’ll also have some free time to enjoy the outdoors and wander the Gardens of Versailles (at your own expense). Covering 1,800 acres, these manicured grounds are the crown jewels of Versailles, with ornate fountains, orange groves, rolling lawns, and stunning water features stretching as far as the eye can see.

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Lunch at Ore

9. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Lunch at Ore

In the recently renovated Pavillon Dufour, ore offers the great French classics, light bites and delicate pastries. Located at the first floor of Pavillon Dufour, the restaurant plan is divided into two main dining rooms, one bar and three salons. One can admire the Palace through the windows overlooking the cour Royale and the cour d’Honneur. In the salons, the subtle position of the mirrors allows the guests to look upon the Palace, even if their back is turned to the windows. Ore - Ducasse au château de Versailles offers contemporary French cuisine and artfully combining great classics and new dishes. Service is relaxed, professional and efficient. After lunch, be guided to the skip-the-line access for the palace and enjoy the rest of your day in Versailles.

From Paris: Versailles Palace And Garden Small Group Tour

10. From Paris: Versailles Palace And Garden Small Group Tour

Explore the royal Palace of Versailles on a 3-hour tour from Paris. Trace the footsteps of royalty as you discover one of the most lavish palaces in the world. You’ll meet your guide in Paris and travel to Versailles by train. Learn about the construction of one of the most famous palaces in the world from your knowledgeable guide. Explore the many apartments that make up the royal residences, and see the famous Hall of Mirrors. After you’ve seen the beautiful palace with your guide, you will have time to walk through the lushous 2,000 acres of gardens. Your guide will provide you with your return train tickets and leave you to explore the gardens at your own pace. To create these manicured gardens, thousands of trees were imported from all over France. When you are ready, you will return to Paris by train.

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What people are saying about Palace of Versailles

Been there yesterday May 5th. No queue from the gate. Not so much crowd. Its just perfect. Not sure “no skip line” mention in the ticket promotion because I don’t see the difference. there’s no separate gate between “no skip line” ticket or Not. Maybe because not so much crowd..?? Not sure.

4 days are obviously not enough to explore the whole Paris, but with such thing as Museum Pass you could make your staying there much easier.

Nick was a very friendly and informative guide. Wouldn’t have covered even a quarter of the gardens we saw without him.

Indescribable splendor - you can't imagine something like that and it never comes across in pictures. Must see.

Wonderful experience and great impressions! Value for money