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Royal Gardens of Versailles Walking Tour

Join an expert local guide for a walk through the world-famous gardens of Versailles

ABOUT THE Royal Gardens of Versailles Walking Tour

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to Versailles. Hear about famous historical characters like Marie Antoinette, see the extravagance of Versailles, and learn about the scandals that sparked the French Revolution.


Your 5-hour day trip to Versailles meets at the fountain at Place Saint Michel in Paris.


Breathtaking and world-famous sites

The gardens of Versailles are famous for their intricate landscaping and exquisite maintenance. Your expert local guide will lead you through the gardens, making sure you don't miss any of the gems in the nooks and crannies, and telling you the incredible legends behind the fountains and sculptures. For those who want to visit the palace itself after the tour, your guide will show you how to get tickets.

The incredible scandals that ignited the French Revolution

She might not have really said "Let them eat cake", but Marie Antoinette's extravagant parties at Versailles certainly helped spark the Revolution and eventually led to her downfall. You'll hear all the incredible stories (including how she demanded that the sheep at Versailles be perfumed and dyed pink), while learning about the stifling court etiquette at Versailles, and discovering all the scandals, including the affair of the diamond necklace.

Musical Gardens & Musical Fountains Shows

From 2 April until 30 October 2022, there is an extra charge of €8.50 or €9.50 included in the ticket price that covers the admission to the Musical Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens in the Gardens of Versailles (type of show depends on the tour date).

Please note that you will also have to purchase by card a Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens ticket for children aged 6 to 13 years old.

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Your Royal Gardens of Versailles Walking Tour starts by the fountain on Place Saint-Michel (metro line 4 - exit 3)

  • Stroll through the magnificent gardens of Versailles
  • Hear the fascinating and extravagant stories of court life at the palace
  • Decipher fact from fiction with the legends of Marie Antoinette
  • Learn about the road to the French Revolution
  • Discover the hidden gems in the gardens, and the legends behind the fountains and sculptures
  • Take stunning pictures of Palace of Versailles's exterior



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation (RER C train journey)
  • Admission to the Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens
What’s not included
  • Entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Entrance to the palace is not included - it costs an additional €18. The guides will show you where to buy tickets
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome on this tour for free. Transportation fees for children (€6) from 4 to 13 years old will be paid separately
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
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