Versailles Full Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide
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Explore the magnificent, world-famous Gardens of Versailles
Full day trip to the Palace of Versailles. Time to visit the King and Queen’s Grand Apartments and reception rooms at your leisure with an audio guide. Free time to enjoy lunch and then discover the French gardens of the Palace of Versailles.
Our guide to Versailles Full Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide
The Palace of Versailles stretches for more than 721,000 square feet and has more than 700 rooms!
This ticket will give you access to the palace's most famous rooms, including the King's Grand Apartment, with seven salons each dedicated to a different god and the Queen's Grand Apartment, laid out in a mirror image of those of the king, including the Coronation Room and the Queen's Bedroom, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others.
Also see the stunning Hall of Mirrors, a huge room in which guests were received and impressed, dreamt up by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
Almost 240 feet-long, it was designed to amaze the Sun King's (Louis XIV) visitors and is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors. It also offers breathtaking views of the palace's beautiful gardens.
During this full day tour of Versailles, spend time discovering the gardens of Versailles and admire their artworks (more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds and woodland. In Summer, a range of activities is staged in the gardens, such as the "Grandes Eaux," when the fountains are made to dance to music.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Versailles Full Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide
- Advanced reservations are required. Please detail your chosen date when booking.
- This is an unescorted tour. At the Palace of Versailles you be given an audio guide so you can explore the site on your own
- The Queen’s State Apartments are clsoed for renovation works
- High-heeled shoes are not recommended (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
- Strollers are not allowed inside the palace
- Access to the palace is difficult for those with reduced mobility
- Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace
- Once booked tickets are non refundable
- Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time). 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time).
Frequently Asked Questions for Versailles Full Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide
Is Versailles accessible for people with disabilities?
The Palace of Versailles has taken steps to make the site more accessible to people with disabilities, but it may not be fully accessible to everyone due to its historic nature and architectural limitations. Some areas of the palace and its gardens can be challenging for people with mobility issues.
Palace Accessibility: There are ramps and elevators in some areas, and wheelchair users can access some of the rooms, but not all. There is a lack of elevators in some parts of the palace, which may limit access to certain areas.
Gardens and Grounds: The vast gardens and grounds of Versailles may be difficult for people with mobility issues. While some areas are accessible, the uneven terrain and long distances may pose challenges for some visitors.
Accessible Services: The palace offers some services to assist visitors with disabilities, including wheelchairs. There are also accessible restrooms available.
Advance Planning: If you have specific accessibility needs, it's a good idea to contact the Palace of Versailles in advance of your visit. They can provide you with more detailed information and assist with any arrangements.
Are pushchairs allowed in Versailles?
Pushchairs are 'tolerated' inside the Château, however, Kangaroo bags or baby carriers without metal frames are preferred.
Pushchairs are accepted in the park and gardens.
Are storage lockers available at Versailles?
Large bags and suitcases are not allowed in the Chateau.
Automatic lockers (at a small fee) are available for luggage and personal effects smaller than cabin size - 46x43x26cm
Rates, availability and location of lockers are subject to change
Versailles Full Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide Reviews
The outside of the Palace and grounds are absolutely brilliant and well worth a visit in their own right. Parts of the inside take your breath away ie Louis XIV chambers, the Hall of mirrors and Louis Phillippe’s Hall of French military successes. However due to the French Revolution and the ransacking of the Palace over time other parts are not so good. Having said that you will still have a great experience at the Palace of Versailles.
Paul Cosford reviewed Versailles Full Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide 12 Oct, 2022