(Chateau de Versailles)
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most spectacular examples of the grandeur of 18th century French art and architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage site for the last thirty years, this sprawling estate began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge and blossomed into his son’s court and center of government in 1682. Known for its exquisite Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments, extensive gardens and scandalous history, the Palace and its grounds embody royal absolutism and classical French art in a way unmatched by any other icon of French identity. Visitors to Versailles get a glimpse of the lavish lifestyles of the French kings and queens by touring not only the palace but their personal estates and private residences, and the grounds’ immaculate acreage. Our Versailles Bicycle Tour has grown every single year, as the demand from guests gets larger and larger. We pride ourselves on showcasing the best of Versailles well beyond the Chateau walls. In recent years we have developed even more Versailles activities that help guests skip long lines and earn access to the most VIP areas with our new VIP Versailles Bike Tour, giving you the best of exploring the grounds by bike as well as an exclusive VIP tour inside. In total, we offer four different options for exploring Versailles to ensure that you can experience Versailles just the way you want to.