- Versailles Palace
- Versailles Gardens
- 4 hours with a family-friendly historian
- Skip-the-line entry tickets into Versailles Palace and grounds
The tour meets in Paris either at your hotel or at a fixed meeting point. Your confirmation will have the exact meeting point location and details. Unless you've booked a car transfer back to Paris with us, the tour will end in Versailles. You can return to Paris at your leisure by train or taxi.
Fountain shows are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, April 1-October 31. There are also fountain shows on certain Tuesdays during this period. On all other Tuesdays and Fridays, April-October, there is music in the gardens, but no fountain show. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, April-October, there is no music or fountain show. In the winter months, there is no music or fountain shows on any day.
For private tours starting in Paris, yes. Please contact us for pricing. The guide and driver will meet you at your hotel.
This tour is designed to use public transportation to travel to and from Versailles, and unfortunately not all of the RER stops are wheelchair accessible. 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 using car service for visitors with mobility concerns.
The daughter of a sculptor, Marie has been surrounded by art ever since she was born. A native Parisienne, she holds an undergraduate degree in history and art history, with a specialty in iconography and French and Flemish paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. She also holds a Master's degree in museology from the Ecole du Louvre and one in Art History from the Sorbonne. She currently works for the French National Art History Institute on special cultural events. Since she loves literature, ballet, theatre, opera, jazz clubs, and classical concerts—she has been playing the piano since she was 9—Paris and its artistic life are a perfect fit.
Caroline is an adoptive flâneuse and has been wandering Paris' narrow streets and leafy boulevards since 2003. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and art history with a specialty in 19th-century art and literature, and pursued graduate studies in art history at Paris IV La Sorbonne, writing a thesis on popular imagery and caricature in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris. Her research was published in the journal European Comic Art. She also writes exhibition reviews and features. Her writing has been published in Apollo Magazine, the TLS, Condé Nast Traveler and WSJ Magazine.
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.
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