Versailles Gardens Tour from Paris with Skip the Line Palace Access

Guided tour of the gardens, entry to the château, and round-trip transportation from Paris

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Wish you could have the most epic day wandering the Versailles Gardens during your stay in Paris? Then join our local guide who will help you get from Paris to Versailles by train and share every fascinating detail about these magnificent gardens. With your small group, you'll get lost in the royal gardens before your guide helps you skip the line to enjoy the Palace of Versailles at your leisure. This day trip from Paris makes it easy to see all that the Château de Versailles has to offer!

Tour Details
  • Transportation from Paris to Versailles
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Skip the line at the Palace of Versailles
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Grand Apartments
  • Fountains of Versailles
  • Grand Canal
  • Peaceful groves

Enjoy the convenience of meeting your professional guide at Exit 1 at the Javel-André Citroen metro station. They will provide you with your roundtrip transportation ticket to Versailles from Paris and lead the way onto the train and off at the ideal stop in Versailles. With your small group of no more than 15 people, experience the grandeur of the Versailles Gardens as you hear details about the 210,000 flower and 1,976 acres you'll explore with your guide.

After you've seen the best of the gardens, your guide will share a 30-minute overview of what you can expect to see inside the palace. They'll make sure you have your skip-the-line ticket, then you're free to wander through the palace and the rest of the grounds on your own before heading back to Paris at your leisure. Your 3-hour guided tour includes:

  • Small group tour with a local English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip transportation by train from Paris to Versailles

  • A guided tour of the Gardens of Versailles

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles with an audio guided tour

Transportation from Paris to Versailles

Don’t worry about having to navigate public transportation on your own. You will meet your guide at the Javel-André Citroen metro station, where you’ll start your hassle-free journey to Versailles. Once you arrive and see the hours-long lines, you’ll be thrilled that you purchased your skip-the-line tickets to the château ahead of time.

Explore the Beautiful Versailles Gardens

You may think that the manicured Gardens of Versailles are just a beautiful addition to the Palace of Versailles property. However, when King Louis XIV entrusted André Le Nôtre with the design and renovation of the Gardens of Versailles, he considered the outdoor area of the palace to be just as important as the château itself.

By far the most outstanding feature of the gardens is the Grand Canal, a reflecting pool in the center of the gardens. Although the reflecting pool is technically asymmetrical, it appeared perfectly symmetrical when King Louis XIV stood at the foot of the basin, which is why it was designed this way.

Your guide will lead you through the highlights of the gardens, explaining the fascinating history behind the grounds' fountains, design, and groves.

Skip-the-Line Access to Palace

After making your way back to the palace with your group, your guide will spend some time sharing about the amazing history of the magnificent palace before you. Then they will bid you "au revoir" and allow you to explore the palace on your own after making sure your skip-the-line tickets are in order. Your tickets also include a guided audio tour of the palace to enhance your experience.

Inside, you’ll be able to marvel at the palace’s iconic highlights. See the famous Hall of Mirrors, adorned with 357 mirrors that protect the walls from smoke. You may recognize this area from its beautiful chandeliers or golden statues. This great hall is most renowned, however, for serving as the location of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

You're free to explore the palace, the gardens, and the estate of Trianon (or the city of Versailles) for several hours at your leisure. Use your round-trip ticket back to Paris as soon as you're ready to head back to your hotel.
 

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Fascinating and Entertainment my!
20 March 2022
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Thomas Giltner

Our guide, Anastasia, led us through the lodge and gardens of Versailles, sharing a wealth of information that made the visit come alive! She shared in-depth information about the French monarchs and how they lived and their culture — what daily life was probably like. The TourGuy logistics were easy to follow because of the crisp instructions that made it so very easy. Thank you!!

Versailles Tour
15 November 2021
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Albert J Dong

Our guide, Véronique was knowledgeable, informative, friendly and engaging! J'adore!

21 October 2021
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James Mark Lazenby

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Outside of exit 1 (sortie 1) of the Javel-André Citroen metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you since you’ll be outside in the gardens for much of this tour. You’ll also need to make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen on sunny days.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you since you’ll be outside in the gardens for much of this tour. You’ll also need to make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen on sunny days.

Where to meet?

Outside of exit 1 (sortie 1) of the Javel-André Citroen metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

Is a guided tour of the gardens included?

Yes, this tour highlights a guided tour of the gardens.

Is a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles included?

While this tour does not include a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, we do include skip-the-line access to the palace for a self-guided visit. If you would prefer to have a guided tour of the palace in place of a guided tour of the gardens, check out our Skip the Line Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour from Paris.

Are train tickets included in the price of the Versailles tour?

Yes, round-trip train tickets are included in the price of this small group Versailles tour.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have concerns about your mobility, we recommend you take our Private Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

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