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Skip-the-line Versailles Classic
"Visit the famous French Sun King's residence at the Palace of Versailles located only 30 minutes by train from central Paris. Save time and get priority access to this popular attraction. Make your own way to Versailles on the RER train Line C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station where you will meet your guide at the office easily located across the street.A team of professional guides is ready and waiting to take you on an unforgettable tour and with pre-booked entrance times you will skip the lines to explore the ornate King's and Queen's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Your guide will bring these legendary characters to life during a 75-minute tour."""
From EUR35.00
 
Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau Tour
"Discover the world famous Palace of Versailles at your own pace without queuing. Choose the entrance time that better suits your program and make your own way to Versailles only a 30 minute train ride from Paris. From central Paris take the RER train line C to the station Versailles Rive Gauche Château. The meeting point is located just across the street from the train station in Versailles.Meet your hostess and fol Thursdays and certain Fridays (from April to June and in October). On Saturdays SundaysTuesdays bank holidays and certain Fridays (from July to September) a supplement is to be paid to enter the gardens and enjoy the spectacular Fountain Show or Musical Fountains."""
From EUR20.00
 
Palace of Versailles with Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour and Access to the Queen's Hamlet
"Let us transport you back to the Golden Age of France with an entire day to discover the Palace of Versailles a UNESCO World Heritage Site it's gardens and the Trianons which includes Marie Antoinette's private Hamlet.You will be guaranteed fast-track entry allowing you to jump the queue and travel in comfort on one of our fully air-conditioned coaches. You will marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge. Playground of the French monarchs Versailles 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 the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors
From EUR72.00

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Long Lines at the Ticket Counters

remember than more than 6 million visitors come and visit the Palace of Versailles and it's gardens, so if you plan on going to the Palace on a tour, be prepared to spend hours waiting in line to buy...
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Chateau - A few salons to admire.

And on went my personal (audio guided) tour. It took me to the Grand Apartment (Grand Appartement du Roi). The Grand Apartment glorified the Sun King. A room known as the Abundance Salon led to other...
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Jerelis
Dec 10, 2008

Chateau - La Galerie des Glaces

After that I walked my way up to the the Hall of Mirrors (la Galerie des Glaces), which was made due to the glory of Louis XIV and definately is now the masterpiece of the Chateau. I heared via my...
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Jerelis
Dec 10, 2008

Chateau - 'To All of France's Glories'

And finally the last part of this tour came in sight. It took me through the Versailles' history galleries which is the largest history museum in the world (18,000 square metres). I did not have...
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Jerelis
Dec 10, 2008

Chateau - Queen's and King's Suite.

The next very interesting place was the Queen's Suite where the first ladies of France lived. For example Maria Theresa, wife of Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette who refurbished the decoration according...
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Jerelis
Dec 10, 2008

Chateau - Chapel Royal, Masterpiece of Sculpture.

This is just one of those tips you will get by talking to someone who knows! When I bought my Day Pass ticket the lady at the office told me to go to the Dauphin’s Apartments or gardens first, because...
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Jerelis
Dec 09, 2008
 
 
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Chateau - How to describe such a castle?

Can somebody please tell me how to describe a tip about the Chateau of Versailles without leaving anything out, but also without getting too boring by just mentioning all those historical facts in the...
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Jerelis
Dec 08, 2008

Park in Rainy Weather

Versailles in rainy weather turns into a somewhat depressing sight, and you miss out on the outdoor sightseeing - the park, I mean.Kind of takes part of the fun out of the trip... If you are so...
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aliante1981
Feb 21, 2005

The Mini Trains in the Palace Gardens

Arrgh, this is the last thing I would want to do. Pay €5 to sit on a slow-moving tourist train together with screaming kids and fat occupants to see the Trianon Gardens and Grand Canal. Since the...
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bpacker
Nov 16, 2004

Do not get lost with the fog

When we arrived, we could not see even the castle from the entrance with that horrible fog but It gave some kind of mistery .... and atmosphere.....The day was not very warm as you can see lol but...
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Carmela71
Dec 12, 2003

Park in (Early) Spring

I've been there more than once, but only once I was disappointed. That was when I came to Versailles in early spring, when no greenery was there, the hedges that support it where bare and no fountains...
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aliante1981
Jun 11, 2003

Bedrooms

Whilst the excellent gardens at Versailles are free, entrance prices to the Chateau are rather steep. You can buy passes covering the Hall of Mirriors, King's bedroom, and Queen's bedroom or separate...
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barryg23
Feb 08, 2003

Hmmm!

Is versailles a tourist trap? It is hard to decide? I am glad that I went but Wow was it crowded, expensive, and seemed to be a bit of a racket with the ticket prices! Decide-do research-about what...
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jgemini65
Jan 31, 2003

Luis XIV Statue

At the entrance of the castle after passing the 3 patios, we finded the statue, where lots of excursions where doing the classic photo to remember the excursion....
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Carmela71
Dec 12, 2003

Top Hotels in Versailles

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1 Boulevard de la Reine, Versailles, Ile-de-France, 78000, France
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14, rue d'Anjou, Versailles, Ile-de-France, 78000, France
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2 bis avenue de Paris (formerly "Sofitel Chateau de Versailles"), Versailles, Ile-de-France 78 000,
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14 Avenue de Paris, Versailles, 78000, France
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4 Avenue du Charles de Gaulle, Versailles, Ile-de-France, 78000, France
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Zac du Pres Clos, rue Clement Ader, Buc, 78530, France
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Top Things to Do in Versailles

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The Palace of Versailles

Final part of the king's private suite tips with more pictures. the interior apartments and suite rooms of whichares composed of The gold-plate room, The bath chamber/privy purse room, The gold-plate...
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Basins, Fountains and Statues

part five of my garden tips with pictures of some of the sculptures, statues and fountains along the Gardens of Versailles.. this will be a multi part tip with several pictures around parts of the...
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Gardens

part four of my garden tips with pictures of the huge Grand Canal , which is in the center of the garden and it has a length of 1,500 meters and a width of 62 meters. this will be a multi part tip...
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Grand Trianon Castle

Just before I ended the non guided tour I learned from a guard that all the rooms that I visited have kept their mural decoration dating from the time of Louis XIV, with finely carved wood panelling,...
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Hameau de la reine

Near the entrance to the Queen's Hamlet there is a large uprooted tree trunk on its side. This is the last documented tree planted for Marie Antoinette, a beech, which was toppled by a fierce wind...
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The Hall of Mirrors - La Galerie des Glaces

Part two of my two part tip with more pictures around the fabulous Hall of Mirrors of The Palace of Versailles. Also known as the galerie des glaces, this huge hall is the setting where many state...
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Top 5 Versailles Writers

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bpacker

"Grandeur Beyound Words"
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breughel

"ON THE STEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE."
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balhannah

"HOME OF THE "SUN KING""
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Nemorino

"The Royal Opera in Versailles"
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sim1

"Versailles"
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