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Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

1. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

Versailles: 2-Hour Private Tour for Families & Children

2. Versailles: 2-Hour Private Tour for Families & Children

Journey back to the days of the French court on a family and child-friendly tour of the legendary Palace of Versailles, and access areas of the castle to experience the grand opulence of the staterooms. Avoid the dry historical commentaries of some tours. With your guide, hear the entertaining stories and facts designed with families and children in mind. Step into another world as you roam the magnificent halls and create memories you will all cherish for a lifetime. Your guide will explain the culture and art of the palace in a fun and interactive way. Once you have seen the miraculous King’s Apartments and the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, take a short walk to the most beautiful parts of the gardens of Versailles.

Versailles Palace Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

3. Versailles Palace Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

This fun, private two-hour tour not only introduces you to the wonders of this iconic palace of the French kings, but it also includes an energetic family recipe. Participants will have to use their deduction and creative skills to answer questions about the castle treasures and items, including the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, so your little detectives stay captivated, while you learn about the most famous castle of the French monarchy. This is both a fun and educational way to discover this unique palace west of Paris. This is a tour your children will remember for a long time. The tour guide will focus their energy on them during the tour, without forgetting the parents to make it fun for the whole family.

Versailles: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Paris

4. Versailles: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Paris

Discover the beauty and glory of Versailles, a world famous location, on a half-day private tour from Paris with an experienced guide. You will feel like you travel back in time on this fascinating journey to discover this world famous site, a symbol of absolute monarchy and its impressive and turbulent history. Walk straight in without waiting in line and learn about and explore old French grandeur. You will be able to follow your experienced guide through the majestic rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. After the tour, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the astonishing French-style gardens at your own leisure. You will be returned back to your hotel accommodation at the conclusion of the tour.

From Paris: Private Guided Tour of Versailles

5. From Paris: Private Guided Tour of Versailles

Touring the Palace at Versailles is simply a must for any visitor to Paris. Initially built as the summer residence for French royalty, Versailles’ legendary grandeur and opulence is unsurpassed. It has since been home to everyone from Marie Antoinette and King Louis XIV to France’s Dauphin and Dauphine. Your Versailles tour is an exploration into the lives of the French royal family and will give you an extraordinary view into the lives of the monarchy before they were overthrown during the French Revolution in 1789. During your tour, you'll get to study your reflection in the same celebrated Hall of Mirrors that Louis XVI did, while also visiting the room where the treaty that ended World War I was signed. Your guided tour of Versailles' palace is followed by a walk through the lush gardens on the grounds that Versailles is famous for. Breathtaking and ethereal, the legendary gardens of Versailles actually served as the inspiration for many of Claude Monet's greatest paintings. Your tour of Versailles was designed to give you a firsthand, truly Parisian experience. Your Versailles tour begins with your exclusive guide meeting your group at your hotel and taking you personally to Versailles. Your quick, 20 minute RER train ride leaves you right near the grounds of the Palace. Once there your guide will lead you on your 4 hour tour. After your tour, you're able to continue exploring the Palace on your own, or heading back to Paris with your guide. The guide can reccomend local restaurants in Versailles to stay for dinner.

Versailles: Private Guided Tour of the Palace

6. Versailles: Private Guided Tour of the Palace

Listed for 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century. The former hunting lodge of Louis the 13th was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis the 14th, who installed his court and his government there in 1682. Until the French Revolution, kings succeeded each other, embellishing the castle each to their own. This private 2-hour tour introduces you to the wonders of this iconic palace of the French kings. Hear about the history of this place and its inhabitants, its evolution through the centuries, and its place today in the tourist market. Discover the rooms and objects making this castle an essential place of the French monarchy during your visit to Paris, including the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors and the queen's and king's apartments.

Versailles Trip from Paris in Citroen 2CV

7. Versailles Trip from Paris in Citroen 2CV

On the paved roads of Versailles, go to the "château" and join the courtesans of the Sun King!! The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. Our driver will pick you up from your Hotel in Paris directly to the castle (20 minutes) and show you the amazing garden developed and design by the gardener André Le Nôtre! The entrance to the castle is included with audio guide to know more about the symbol of royal absolutism and embodiment of classical French art. Of course your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Paris after your visit.

Versailles. 3-Hour Guided Tour by Deluxe Minibus

8. Versailles. 3-Hour Guided Tour by Deluxe Minibus

Explore the rich history of Versailles and learn about this regal chateau as you embark on a 3-hour tour that will show you a different side of France. After being picked up from your Paris accommodation you'll enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the Great Apartments: The Queen's Bedroom, the great Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Gallery of Battles. Throughout your visit, the guide will provide you with additional historical information and answer any questions you may have about this wonderful building. On the rest of the tour you will also see traces of Le Brun, Louis XIV's favorite painter. Portraits of former residents can also be found throughout the chateau. Feel free to use the remaining time to explore as you wish, but do not forget to view the "a la francaise" gardens. At the visit's end, one of our chauffeurs will bring you back to your accommodation in Paris.

From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Private Full-Day Trip

9. From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Private Full-Day Trip

Your tour starts in Paris, where you will be picked from your accommodations and hop aboard a minivan for a one-hour drive to the Palace of Versailles.  Here, you will explore the opulent palace, once home to King Louis XIV, King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. On your tour, you will view the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments and the Queen's Apartments, as your guide helps bring history to life. Enjoy some free time to wander through the expansive gardens behind the palace.  After touring Versailles, take a midday break for lunch and continue your journey to Giverny, the long-time home of Claude Monet. When you arrive at Monet's House and Gardens, take some time to wander through the rows of vibrant flowers and stroll over to the water lily pond and Japanese bridge. You can view his workshop and house, where you can admire Monet's collection of Japanese prints on the walls before heading back to Paris.  

From Le Havre: Versailles Day Trip and Private Tour

10. From Le Havre: Versailles Day Trip and Private Tour

Dive into the fascinating history of the Palace of Versailles, the Royal Family, and Marie Antoinette on this full-day private tour. Marvel at the extensive collection of art at the palace and take a break for lunch at the Angelina Cafe. Get picked up in Le Havre to begin your private day trip to Versailles. Follow along with your expert guide as you learn about the history of the palace and take a deep dive into its complex architecture. Understand the artistic and cultural references communicated by the paintings, sculptures, and ornate ceilings. Learn all about the history of the castle, up to the day that the royal family was expulsed from Versailles. After discovering the great apartments and the gardens, enjoy a gourmet lunch in the palace at Angelina Café with the favorite cakes and pastries of Marie Antoinette.

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What people are saying about Palace of Versailles

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 37 reviews

I booked this private photo shoot for my daughter's 18th birthday. It was the perfect choice; our photographer was professional and friendly and very knowledgable about all of the best spots to get that perfect picture. The photographer was very accommodating to our requests and wishes. He took several pictures at several locations, all with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop and we couldn't have been happier. Each of the locations were within walking distance so we were able to use the time for taking pictures rather than travel. We were a group of 4 and we were able to get shots with each of us , separately and together. I would recommend starting as early as possible. You can get the perfect photos without worrying about getting other people in your picture. Overall the experience was a 10 plus and I would recommend this activity to any traveller as a fantastic memory of your trip to Paris.

This was probably our favorite activity in Paris! Alain was an absolute pleasure to work with and took better photos than our wedding photographer. We would highly recommend anyone that wants great photos of Paris.

Great experience! Our guide was helpful, kind and very knowledgeable. It was the perfect one day trip to see both Versailles and Giverny. Great to drive through the small french towns on the way home, as well.

Our photographer Allain was very artistic he used the rain and puddles of water to capture a beautiful pictures. He knew well his craft and made us comfortable which made the pictures come naturally executed.

We had a great experience. Communication was great, they picked us up at 8 am, went to Giverny first (beautiful!!) and then Versailles. We had a great time.