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From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Trip by Train

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Activity provider: Memories France

From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Trip by Train

Activity provider: Memories France
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Enjoy a full-day trip from Paris to Versailles Palace. Follow your guide through the lavish State Apartments, the glittering Hall of Mirrors, and see gardens and Marie Antoinette's private estate.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Spectacular Palace of Versailles, including the Hall of Mirrors
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens where lavish parties were once held
  • Visit the charming private estate of Marie Antoinette and see the Petit Trianon
  • Ride aboard a comfortable train on the trip to and from downtown Paris
  • Have the option to add a gourmet 3 course lunch with wine in the Palace
Full description

Discover the secrets of Versailles Palace on this day trip from Paris. Travel by train and enjoy pre-booked entrance tickets that guarantee you direct access. Take a guided tour to uncover all that this stately palace has to offer. 

Meet your guide in downtown Paris and relax on the ride to Versailles aboard a local train. Once you reach the Chateau, begin your trip through time as you gain a vivid understanding of the royal personalities who inhabited the site. 

Find out how Versailles was the most splendid capital in the world during the 17th century reign of Louis XIV. Hear about how the royal family was continuously on display, how they subjugated the proud nobles, and recaptured preeminence in fashion and art. 

Listen to astonishing anecdotes about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette and understand how uncomfortable she was at this public palace, preferring her private domains. Upon completing your tour of the royal apartments go to the luxurious gardens.

Admire this lush area that was the setting for promenades, performances, and pyrotechnics. On days when the fountains are active, appreciate the elegant and omnipresent bubbling jets of water. Work up a an appetite and take a break for lunch.

Go on an afternoon excursion to the queen’s personal domain. During this three-hour tour you’ll visit the Petit Trianon, an exquisite private palace set in a luxuriant garden where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time. 

Wander through the queen’s Normandy village, featuring a vineyard, a dairy, and a vegetable farm, which was arranged for her to simulate the healthy simplicity of country life.

Reduce the walking distance on the tour by taking the 'Petit Train' from the Palace to and from the Petit Trianon. After your tour it's a short walk to the train station where you'll catch the direct train back to Paris.

Choose to add on a gourmet 3 course lunch with wine in the restaurant in the Palace run by Chef Ducasse. Return to Paris by train at th end of your day trip. 

Includes
  • All entrance fees inlcuding skip-the-line entry to the Palace
  • All admission tickets
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Escorted round-trip transportation on the RER train
  • Ride to and from the domain of Marie Antoinette on the petit train
  • Headsets when necessary so you can always hear your guide clearly
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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At the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris Directions: Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit.

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  •  This tour requires a significant amount of walking; please wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This was two half-day tours combined into a full day tour, so we had different participants in the morning and afternoon. Definitely the afternoon was a huge highlight, being able to take the Petit train to see Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s little play village. Our guide, Ed, was energetic, knowledgeable and spoke flawless English. I was impressed that the first guide met us outside the train station, escorted us on the train, walked us from the station to Versailles (15 minutes away) and then turned us over to Ed. We purchased the lunch option at the Alain Ducasse on-site restaurant, which was excellent (Ed escorted us there and picked us up afterwards for the second half of the day). Taking the train to Versailles vs being picked up by coach allowed flexibility to linger in the town of Versailles and train back to Paris when we were ready. I highly recommend this full day by train option-prepare for walking over gravel and cobblestone surfaces; bring a hat/umbrella for shade.

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August 6, 2022

Versailles is so stunning and massive, I absolutely recommend setting aside a full day for this trip. I was there for about seven hours and still felt like there was more I wanted to do and see! Our guide, Valerie, was funny and knowledgeable and I really enjoyed spending the day with her. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a guide! Same with Vitoria, who guided us onto the train and from the station in Versailles to the palace.

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July 31, 2022

The only confusing thing was that the actual tour group emailed a change to the meeting location but “Get Your Guide” kept sending reminders with the old meeting spot. The person who met us for the train was very nice and made sure we knew what needed to be done and checked on us during the ride. The person who did the actual tour was excellent and very knowledgeable.

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July 17, 2022

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