Book a day to tour to Versailles in the morning and the Louvre in the afternoon.
You'll begin your day with a pickup at your hotel and be off to Versailles.
- Tour days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday year round
- Duration: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Children's Rate: 4-10 years of age
- Included: Hotel or apartment pickup, Versailles and Louvre entrances, lunch in Paris
- Tour Code: T03L
- Vehicle: Deluxe air-conditioned minibus that seats eight passengers (return on your own from Louvre)
Versailles is a wealthy suburb 11 miles Southwest of Paris and the Chateau de Versailles dominates the town.
The Palace of Versailles was the capital of the kingdom of France for over a century from 1682 to 1789 (when the French Revolution began) and as such holds an amazing amount of history with the Royal courts of King Louis XIII, his son Louis XIV, the "Sun King", Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Stripped of its furniture and ornaments during the French Revolution, it was abandoned until 1830 with King Louis-Philippe transformed it into a National Museum.
Touring the Palace, you'll see the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Hall of Battles, and you should be able to enjoy some time strolling in the gardens of Versailles. Designed by Andre Le Notre, the classic French Garden style was perfected here.
In particular, the Great Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Gallery of Battles are impressive to see. Throughout your tour, the guide will tell you the history associated with this magical place. You will also see some traces of Le Brun, Louis XIV's favorite painter. Portraits of the former residents are seen throughout the chateau.
Versailles is the former home of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. To see the Royal Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors is a special experience.
You'll return to Paris to have lunch and then the afternoon will include a guided Louvre visit to see the highlights -- Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and Venus de Milo.
The tour will end at the Louvre, but you can continue to explore because you will return to your hotel on your own.