Palace of Versailles guided tours
Who has never dreamed of pushing open the hidden doors at the Château de Versailles ? Or wandering around its secret passages to relive the history of the Court of the Sun King? A selection of special Château de Versailles Guided Tours, available on reservation, offer visitors a chance to discover some of the little-known areas of the palace. Equipped with individual earphones, far from the public gaze and the regular tour circuit, allow an expert guide to take you on a one-and-a-half-hour exclusive tour of the Château de Versailles.
Another way to see Versailles
The “Hidden Places” tour will allow you to re-live for example the flight of Marie-Antoinette when rioters appeared at Versailles and she sought refuge on a mezzanine. The “Walk around the Château,” meanwhile, allows you insight into the intimate daily life of the court, with visits, for example, to the royal family’s bathrooms. Or, you can take the “King’s Private Apartments” tour, where you can admire the famous corner room with Louis XV’s cyclinder desk; the tour is available in English, with several slots available per day. Deepen your understanding with guided tours of the temporary exhibitions. Conclude your visit by exploring the chateau and the gardens independently. And don’t miss the magic of the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens from April to October. A great way to end a really royal day!
Days and opening hours
From 01/04 to 31⁄10 between 9 am and 6.30 pm. Closed on Monday.
From 01/11 to 31⁄03 between 9 am and 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday.