Travel in comfort on one of our fully air-conditioned coaches to Versailles and enter without waiting in a line. You will marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau (castle), transformed by the Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge. Playground of the French monarchs, Versailles Royal residence was the centre of royal and political power until the French Revolution in 1789 which saw Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette forced to return to the capital.
Your audio-guide will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence: three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling.[readmore]
You will also have free time to explore the famous gardens à la française ; a 2000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains. The grounds of Versailles boast two smaller, but equally beautiful palaces which are also well worth a visit.
The Grand Trianon was built for King Louis XIV to enjoy with his mistress Madame de Montespan and later by Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Marie-Louise. The elegant, single-store palace with pink marble radiates coziness, sweetness and grandeur all at once.
The Petit Trianon, a small chateau in the grounds of Versailles used by Marie Antoinette for festivities and to escape the overwhelming court etiquette. You will also discover the Queen’s Hamlet, a stylised Norman village and farm built for Marie Antoinette where she retreated with her closest friends to enjoy an intimately rustic life. Completed just a few years before the Revolution, the Hamlet remains a testament to the Queen’s desire for a simpler life over the cold marble vaults of the main palace.
The "Musical Gardens" run on Tuesdays and Fridays from April 2nd 2019 through October 29th 2019, EXCEPT on Friday April 19th 2019 as well as Tuesdays From May 21st through June 25th 2019. During this period, access to the gardens will be included.
The "Musical Fountains" run on Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th 2019 through October 27 2019, as well as Public Holidays (April 19th, May 8th, 30th, and August 15 2019) + Tuesdays From May 21st through June 25th 2019. During this period, access to the gardens will be included to see the fountains and groves spring to life to the rhythm of the music.Read more
Please, arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before your chosen time so you do not lose your time slot.
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