- 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 with 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.
Dony holds an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and a Ph.D in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain. He has lived and traveled extensively throughout Greece and the UK, where he researched Ancient Greek and Roman Art, delving deeply into Aesthetics. He has taught at the University of Faesa, in Brazil. There and in Spain he has enjoyed working as a media journalist, as well as for the radio. He is now based between Rome and Paris and leads Context walks in both cities.
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