A stone’s throw away from Paris, Versailles Palace is one of the greatest symbols of our Old Monarchical system: remnant of the “Ancien Régime”. It is a dream place, taking you back through French history; perfectly represented by this magnificent testimony to the Sun King’s extravagance and endless thirst for Grandeur.
Your Licensed Driver-Guide will highly recommend you the “Skip the Line” formula, in order to avoid any unnecessary queuing, which can be very long during the high season. It is the guarantee of a confirmed reservation as well as the entrance tickets. If you wish to take this option, your Licensed Driver-Guide will take care of the formalities of the Ticket Office, and you will enter without stress.
As it is a Full-Day Tour, ask your driver where you would like to have lunch, depending on your tastes and budget, he will find a place which will suit you perfectly.
Your Licensed Driver-Guide will live up to all your expectations and more. Walk in the unique and unrivalled Hall of Mirrors (357 mirrors in all); followed by the Royal Chapel, as well as the King and Queen’s Royal Apartments. Enter and admire the Royal Opera, an auditorium constructed entirely from wood, making it one of the most acoustic “live” theatres in the world, still in use nowadays with hundreds of seats. You will be stunned by the Gardens (Europe’s largest royal gardens) and the beauty of the Fountains (Apollo, Latona, Neptune,…) all created by France’s world famous landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre.
You’ll have plenty of time to visit them, as well as the Trianon Palaces, miniature palaces built by King Louis XIV and King Louis XV for their family or mistresses. Don’t miss Queen Marie Antoinette’s country hamlet, where she used to play the apprentice Farmer in silk farming gear; while the ‘People’ in France were starving!
Once you have finished this unforgettable trip into an integral part of France’s history, your Licensed Driver-Guide will be waiting to drive you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.