Summary of The Day: Enjoy a full day to discover the treasure of Versailles!
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Palace of Versailles was the residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789. Your audio guide commentary gives you the perfect opportunity to visit the majestic Palace of Versailles at your own pace. Admire its Baroque architecture, lavish decoration, works of art and furniture created by some of history's greatest artisans. After your tour, enjoy a stroll through the palace's gardens.
Stretching for more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace of Versailles consists of more than 700 rooms. Your audio guide will help you find your way during your visit and tell you about the history of the palace. Visit the palace's most beautiful rooms such as 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 Queen Marie Antoinette. Spend time marveling at the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, a unique room in which guests were received and impressed, designed by the famous architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was designed to astonish the Sun King's (Louis XIV) visitors.
In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned the gardener Andre Le Notre to lay out the grounds and gardens, something that was just as important as the construction of the palace itself as far as the king was concerned. Spend time exploring the Palace of Versailles gardens and admire the many artworks they contain (more than 200 statues), fountains, ponds, flower beds and woodlands. During the summer months, a range of activities are organized, such as the "Grandes Eaux,” when the many fountains dance to music.
Individual earphones are available inside the palace for recorded commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese.
After your audio guide tour, you can further explore the palace, stroll the Gardens of Versailles or check out the city. You'll also have free time for lunch.
|USD $87.86||USD $54.23|
* Adult: 18 and old|
* Child: 3-17 years of age
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