Versailles Full-Day Tour: French Farmers Market, Royal Estates, and Palace Visit
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1,896 Ratings
Paris
Experience the true beauty of Versailles on this full-day tour from Paris. Explore a French Farmers Market, cycle through the Royal Domaine, visit chateaux and Queen Marie-Antoinette's Private Farm, and marvel at the Palace of Versailles.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Palace of Versailles - Once the royal Palace of France’s most famous Kings, the Chateau of Versailles is simply outstanding. We’ll make a timed entrance reservation for you and you’ll be able to stay inside of the palace for as long as you want at the end of the bike tour.
What's Included
  • Round trip train tickets between Paris and Versailles
  • Timed entrance to the iconic Palace of Versailles
  • See the grandeur of Grand Trianon Chateau
  • Discover Petit Trianon Chateau
  • Explore Marie-Antoinette’s private farm village
  • Bike around Versailles with included bike and helmet rental
  • Guided tour with a fun and knowledgeable local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities in French they are called “Pour boire” and guides love them!
Additional Information

Embark on a journey to explore the captivating beauty of Versailles in this day-long tour starting from Paris. We’ll be rendezvousing at a train station in Paris before catching a train with our guide to Versailles. Mingle with the locals at a highly-acclaimed French Farmers Market brimming with food stalls that serve delectable delights. Engage in a relaxed cycling tour across the breathtaking 2,000-acre Royal grounds of Versailles, adorned with golden wheat patches and verdant green woodland. Spend an idle afternoon enjoying a picnic on the soothing grass flanked with views of a mesmerizing lake, home to majestic swans. Pay a visit to the quaint smaller castles known as Petit and Grand Trianon. Experience the joy of petting a sheep at Queen Marie-Antoinette’s charming Private Farm village, dotted with thatched-roof structures. Gain insight into the splendor of King Louis and intricate details of the French Revolution with the accompaniment of our engaging and charming guide. Conclude your journey with a visit to the awe-inspiring Palace of Versailles and its iconic Hall of Mirrors! The tour price encompasses all train and entrance charges.

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring an ID for travelers under 18 years old
  • All Tour participants over the age of 9 years old MUST know how to ride a bike solo.
  • Children aged 6 months to 4 years old can sit in a child seat on their parents bikes. Infant seats are available if advised at time of booking.
  • Children aged 5 to 9 years old can: cycle solo, if capable, or on a tandem attachment bike.
  • Bikes are not allowed in the part of the gardens where the Fountain Show takes place, hence the Fountain Show it is not part of our tour. Access to the Fountain Show is included in the Adult tour price but NOT in the kids price. If you wish to go with kids you’ll have to pay a 10€ add-on ticket directly at the entrance of the gardens after our tour is over.
  • Not recommended for travelers who weigh more than 270 pounds or 122 kilos.
  • Not recommended for travelers who have knee problems or trouble walking
Location
2 Rue de la Pépinière
Rue de la Pépinière
Meet outside of a train station named Gare Saint-Lazare, at the entrance to the STARBUCKS COFFEE. Located at the address :  2 Rue de la Pépinière. BE AWARE there are 4 Starbucks in and around the train station.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Katriana_o
Jan 2, 2024
Great time and great views! - Arnaud was such an amazing tour guide. It was rainy and windy, but he made the tour very comfortable. It was nice to get to learn about the history of Versailles and see the grounds.
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Kimberly_v
Oct 4, 2023
Best Day In Paris - This was the most wonderful day. Our guide was fantastic. He made sure everyone was having a great day. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Not only did we get to experience Versailles the palace and grounds but we experienced the village and the wonderful food and wine they have to offer. I highly recommend this trip.
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Northstar705236
Sep 27, 2023
great! - The tour guide was attentive and friendly. My mother is not good at cycling, but the guide made every effort to assist and encourage her. We were all happy and reassured.
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Paige
Sep 26, 2023
A beautiful day in Versailles - Spend the morning riding bikes around the canals on the Versailles property and learn about the history of the castle before gaining entrance to view the palace at your own pace. Our guide Pierre was very knowledgeable and gave us some laughs as well! Would recommend!
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Jess_k
Aug 8, 2023
Our guide was very... - Our guide was very knowledgeable. Took us all around Versailles on bikes. It was a beautiful bike ride with stops at other spots besides the main palace that we would have never seen. The tour did not include an inside the palace tour. Also you do still have to wait in a 20 min line to get in the palace. If you have kids, the palace tickets don’t include entrance to the actual garden for youth.
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Alecia_d
Jul 18, 2023
A beautiful in Versailles - This was a great tour. We missed the morning train but your tour operator contacted us and we were able to meet up with tour in Versailles. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable as well. The bike ride through the town was fabulous. The picnic made this tour even more special. And finally the Palace spectacular and I think even better because we explored it on our own
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Tracy_c
Jul 13, 2023
Fun adventure - My whole family, including my teenage children had a great time! Joris was a fantastic guide! A great way to spend the day!
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Michelle_c
Jun 30, 2023
Great day biking the gardens and the palaces - Our guide (Kisia?) was phenomenal- he was very thoughtful, very knowledgeable and really friendly. Two of our bikes broke down and he was quick to assist. He say with each individual group and engaged with everyone. Fun day! I would recommend that somehow that Versailles limits the number of people in each room (not the tours fault)…but it is a bit overwhelming with people cramming in each room. It’s claustrophobic and hot.
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Kristine_g
Jul 26, 2023
Okay - This tour starts at 8:30 and we weren’t able to access the main palace until after 4:00. This left 3 hours to explore the palace and the gardens, which isn’t enough time. Guide was nice and knowledgeable, but spent too much time outside the grounds. Over an hour was spent for lunch. Very little actual time on the bikes.Lunch should have been at the end of the tour, not the beginning. The train station with direct train from Versailles to Paris was closed when we tried to return to Paris at 7:30. The closure wasn’t the fault of the tour company but we could have been warned or told what to do in event the station closed (apparently this happens regularly). For almost 2 hours we had to figure out how to get back to Paris on our own. Part of the reason we booked this tour was the ease of getting metro tickets and not having to worry about transportation.
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889eloisec
Sep 20, 2023
Race not a tour - Wish we could experience the beautiful views the park had to offer. Instead we raced to keep up with the guide who had zero interest in the wellbeing of her guests. 3 people fell of their bikes. We asked her several times to slow down so we could enjoy the scenery and the tour. First time was "I never had complaints before". Second time she did not even acknowledge our request. Third time after my family member fell off their bike and we were left behind, she did not even notice to come help. If we wanted to race, we would enter a race. We paid a lot of money to enjoy the scenery. I will not recommend this tour at all. It will be cheaper and more rewarding to enter an actual cycle RACE. We understand it rained later during the tour (and it rained hard), but even more reason to not speed through puddles when you know bike brakes will seize! We do not blame the guide at all for the weather, we do blame her though for her complete disregard for us as paying customers. Do not waste money on this overpriced disappointment!
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