Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch by Chef Ducasse

Highlights

  • Visit the Palace of Versailles with your guide and learn of 18th-century royal life

  • Included 3-course gourmet lunch with wine inside the palace

  • Entrance fees and round-trip train travel from central Paris included

  • Optional upgrade to visit Petit Trianon

Summary

Meet your escort in central Paris in the morning, and take the 30-minute public train journey to Versailles to meet your palace guide. Then, head inside to begin your tour. Explore the beautiful hallways and state rooms, and follow in the footsteps of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in the Hall of Mirrors. Along the way, your guide shares details of 18th century life in the palace. Afterward, step onto the palace grounds and continue your visit in the gardens. Admire the manicured flower beds and lawns, and perhaps catch the Musical Fountain Show (depending on visiting time). The tour is followed by a 3-course lunch with wine inside the palace. To further explore the area, upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Petit Trianon—Marie Antoinette’s rural retreat deep in the palace grounds. Your tour ends with a return via public train to your starting point in central Paris.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
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Why take this tour?

The Palace of Versailles is one of France’s top attractions, and widely considered the jewel in Paris’ crown. On this tour, explore the palace and grounds with your guide and gain insight into royal life in 18th-century France. The tour includes entrance fee, round-trip travel from central Paris, and a 3-course gourmet lunch with wine at the palace. You can upgrade to visit Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon.

What’s included?

  • Fully guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles

  • 3-course gourmet lunch with wine in the restaurant in the palace run by Chef Ducasse

  • Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain Show: weekends & selected days April through October

  • Fully acredited English-speaking guide

  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

  • Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected)

  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (unless option selected)

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

We are compliant with international, government and local protocols and have received the stamps of approval: ‘Safe Travels’ Global Tour Operator protocol, ‘Caring Attitude’ Paris Tourism Commitment Charter. Our guides are informed of all measures that should be implemented during our visits.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Memories France is a small, experienced team, working together to offer our guests unforgettable experiences in and around Paris. Living and working in Paris, we are a truly local company! We work with the very best guides, professionals who are fully accredited, fluent in English and passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of their city. We source first-rate local partners, uncover hidden treasures and put together unique tours that allow our guests to experience world famous sites in the most relaxed and memorable way possible, and to discover the authentic, local aspects of our beautiful city. We are committed to quality, to ensuring that each experience is special, and to sharing the very best that our city has to offer, so that our heritage becomes your memories.

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