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Versailles Gardens Walking Tour from Paris

Highlights
  • A guided tour of the gardens of Versailles, departing from Paris
  • Stroll around one of Europe’s most magnificent gardens
  • Learn about the fascinating historical events that took place here
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Versailles Gardens Walking Tour from Paris
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Overview
Wander through the jaw-dropping Gardens of Versailles on a guided day trip from Paris. Ride the train to the blue-blooded suburb of Versailles and learn about the history and legends of the UNESCO-listed gardens while strolling among elaborate geometric paths, fountains, flower beds, orchards and hedge mazes. See the opulent exterior of the Palace of Versailles, which you can visit independently after your tour if you like.
What to Expect
Commissioned by King Louis XIV in 1661, the Gardens of Versailles are among the most elaborate in the world and have been meticulously perfected and maintained for centuries. To get to Versailles, meet your guide in central Paris in the morning and enjoy a short train ride to the royal suburb. 

Spanning nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares), the gardens are easy to get lost in and filled with tucked-away treasures. Follow your guide through Baroque-style hedge mazes, winding pathways and orchard lanes to experience the gardens’ most impressive and intriguing features. 

Learn about the decades-long design process that transformed sprawling woods and marshland into a manicured wonderland fit for royalty. Discover Marie Antoinette’s favorite sections and hear stories from the downfall of the monarchy during the French Revolution.

At the end of your tour, ride the train back to Paris with your guide. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket for the Palace of Versailles and stay on to explore the outrageously opulent Hall of Mirrors and royal apartments independently. 

Please note: On Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from March to October (plus select other dates) musical garden and fountain shows take place in the afternoons. These are not included in the tour.
Reviews (94)
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Reviewed 31 October 2018
Alberto was great, gardens also

We had great tour of the gardens. Our guide Alberto was very interesting, very informative and 3+ hours in the gardens went very quickly even for the kids. Highly recomended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Žan S
Reviewed 2 October 2018
The best tour guide on Sandeman so far!

My wife and I have travelled a lot of cities and one things we always do first is to take the Sandeman walking tour. We have seen our share of funny, informative and awesome tour guides. But Nancy tops the list, she is THE MOST...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TusharAcharya
Reviewed 24 September 2018
Wonderful, passionate tour guide

I am a huge fan of walking tours while I'm visiting a city, and I went to Paris back in November 2015. As I travel alone, I like to find evening tours to do to make the most of my visits. I came across the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Super interesting tour

Very friendly and smart guide. Nancy was filled with knowledge that she transmit in a very interesting manner. It was a lovely day. Thanks. I highly recommend this activity. Note that the tour is only in the gardens. You do the inside of the palace...More

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 23 September 2018
Full of history!

The Versailles Garden Tour is a paid tour and well worth the money. First, they get you to Versailles on the train. Then the guides have a planned route through the gardens instead of walking aimlessly. Our guide, Alberto, was wonderful. He tried to connect...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atomhrtmom
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