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  • 8 to 9 hrs
  • Languages Offered: English
Itinerary
Connect with your guide at Paris’s Dupleix Métro station in the morning, and together hop on a Versailles-bound train with included round-trip tickets. After arrival in the famous leafy suburbs, pick up your rental bike and helmet and pedal to a renowned market for French picnic provisions (own expense). Bike through some of the town’s more than 2,000 acres of tree-lined paths to reach the Queen’s Hamlet, a private rural retreat built for Marie Antoinette. See the replica farm where the queen once frolicked as a faux shepherdess, as well as her Trianon and Petite Trianon residences.

Take a break for a picnic in the sprawling, elaborately manicured gardens of Versailles near the end of the Grand Canal, where you can enjoy fantastic views of ponds, fountains, and statuary. In the afternoon, skip the lines with reserved entry to the UNESCO-listed chateau, and begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of King Louis XIV’s apartments, including a section that is not open to the general public.

Afterward, explore other areas of the opulent palace at your leisure, including the resplendent Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette’s bedrooms, and other royal apartments. Walk in blue-blooded footsteps on a stroll through the formal gardens before reconnecting with your guide for the return train ride to Paris, where the 8- to 9-hour tour concludes in the early evening back at the Métro station.
Locations visited
Palace of Versailles
Grand Canal
Fat Tire Tours Paris
Overview
Explore the unmatched opulence of Versailles in down-to-earth style on a full-day bike tour from Paris. Ride the train from the capital with a guide, then take a two-wheeled tour among canals and leafy boulevards to see outlying attractions many visitors miss, including the Queen’s Hamlet and Petite Trianon. Enjoy a French-style picnic in the famous gardens, and skip the line at the grand palace to access exclusive sections of King Louis XIV’s apartments, plus decadent highlights like the Hall of Mirrors and Marie Antoinette’s chambers.
Highlights
  • Full-day train and bike tour to Versailles from Paris
  • Ride the train from the capital to the famous royal suburb with included round-trip fare
  • Pedal along tree-lined paths and canals to reach outlying areas many visitors miss
  • See Marie Antoinette private playground at the Queen's Hamlet and Petite Trianon
  • Enjoy a picnic near the Grand Canal in the famous Gardens of Versailles
  • Skip the line at the main chateau for a guided behind-the-scenes tour of King Louis XIV's apartments
  • Explore the Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette's apartments, and other palace quarters independently
  • Includes bike and helmet rental
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Reviewed today via mobile
Best part of our week-long trip in Paris!!

The VIP Versailles Fat Tire bike tour is an absolute MUST. I mean, does it get any better than a picnic with baguettes, French cheese and meats, and pastries in the middle of beauty of the Versailles gardens and canals?? Declan was our tour guide...More

Thank otism475
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great day at Versailles

We did the Versailles Bike Tour with our guide Declan. They met us at the train station in Paris, we rode to Versailles and then were set up with bikes. One of the most enjoyable parts of the day was going to the market in...More

Thank dlourens
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Would not recommend

So Versailles is one of the top things to see but in my opinion the bike tour is unnecessary. The skipping the line is great. However, combine the bike tour and the Versailles palace itself and it s a long day both physically and time...More

Thank BigToeFur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fabulous tour with Sam!

My mum and I had the best day doing the Versailles bike tour yesterday. Our guide Sam, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. She went out of her way to answer questions and was a fabulous tour guide! This was such a great way to see...More

Thank BecM_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A wonderful experience

Our family of 4 loved the bike tour to Versailles. Our guide, Bianca, had the best personality type to make this tour such a pleasure for all of us. We would have no hesitation in choosing Fat Tire for another tour. Thanks, Bianca!

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Twila G
14 September 2018|
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Response from MKCP5 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was not guided of the palace. In fact, he dropped us at the door and departed. Which for us, I liked. You can meander for an hour or 5 depending on your preference. I believe there is VIP bike tour that does give... More
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Faithsyd
21 August 2018|
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Sorry! Just seeing this. I believe the market is open every day, but double check with the tour company. Go on a weekday. The lines are horrendous all the time, but the weekend is the worst!
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Ben T
15 August 2018|
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Response from motogirlm | Reviewed this property |
There we maybe a dozen and a half in out group, mixed children and adults. FYI the kids did a much better job of keeping up with the guide than a good portion of the adults *in all three of the tours we took*. In fact in... More
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