- Versailles Palace
- Versailles Gardens
- 4 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line entry tickets into Versailles Palace and grounds
Is our tour sold out on the date you desire? Please note there are limited reservations available to tour the interior of the palace with a guide. As an alternative, see our Versailles Gardens Tour, during which we illuminate the intricacies of the magnificent gardens and provide you with skip-the-line tickets to visit the palace independently following the tour.
Customize this Tour
Unless you've booked a private tour and requested a hotel pick-up, the tour meets in Paris, in front of a Parisian café. Your confirmation will have the exact meeting point and details. Unless you've booked a private tour and a car transfer back to Paris with us, your tour will end in Versailles. You can return to Paris at your leisure by train or taxi.
We don't necessarily recommend one over the other. The 9 a.m. start time allows you to stay on for the rest of the day to explore the rest of the grounds independently. The afternoon tour would not allow for this, but you do have the benefit of slightly reduced crowds.
Yes, please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise. We are also happy to design a private, customized tour with car service for visitors with mobility concerns.
After traveling around Australia and America, Marie decided upon return to her home country of France that she wanted to share the richness of French history and culture with others. She now has a degree in cultural heritage from ESTHUA in Angers, France and has also received her French National guiding license. Marie perfected her guiding skills in the Loire Valley of France, specializing in the cultural history of the Châteaux at Blois, Amboise, and Cheverny. She later worked in Normandy, leading walks of the WWII landing beaches and the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont St. Michel. Marie has recently relocated to the city of light and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and passion for the "open history book" that is Paris with travelers.
Isabelle is a Franco-American who was born and raised in Versailles. In 2006, she received her Ph.D. in Etruscan art from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. During her studies, she spent several years in Italy: Siena and Florence, where she prepared her Master’s degree, and on a scholarship at the Ecole française de Rome working on her PhD thesis. In addition to teaching at the University of Paris VIII, Isabelle has experience as Communications Manager for an art books publisher and translating documentaries for French television. She is an active member of the Montmartre Historical Society and in her free time, enjoys sharing her passion for Paris, its art and its history, with visitors, family and friends.
Jessica is an art lover. Interested in Art History since high school, she decided to study Art History at the Paris West University and later followed courses at a specialized school in art to become an Art Dealer. With an Art Expert degree, it was not enough to give a price to the priceless, so she decided to move to New York and study English at the New York University. After a few fantastic years spent on the other side of the Atlantic, meeting people from all over the world, discovering the amazing city of New York and travelling around the USA, she came back to Paris and obtained a Master's degree in Art History at the Paris West University. Jessica specialized in art of 17th century with a focus on art during the reign of Louis the XIVth. She is today a licensed tour guide. Becoming a tour guide was a way for her to combine her love for art and her love for meeting new people from all over the world.
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