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Visit the iconic Versailles Palace and Gardens and complete the experience with a 3-course gourmet lunch on this 4-hour tour from Paris. Round-trip train tickets from Paris, entrance fees, and lunch included. Upgrade your tour with an additional visit to Petit Trainon.
  • Led by a local guide
  • Gourmet lunch included
  • Round-trip train fares
  • All entrance fees included
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Fully guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
3-course gourmet lunch with wine in the restaurant in the palace run by Chef Ducasse
Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain Show: weekends & selected days April through October
Fully acredited English-speaking guide
Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (unless option selected)
1 Rue de la Convention , 1 Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France

Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit.

Chateau de Versailles , 78000 Versailles, France

Your tour will end in Versailles. Your guide will provide train tickets and instructions for the easy journey back to Paris.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Lunch:
  • The menu changes with the seasons and in order to offer you a different experience each time
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise local operator of any allergies or dietary accommodations no later than seven days prior to travel date
  • The minimum drinking age in France is 18 years. Participants under 18 will not be served wine with lunch.
  • Please note that for infants aged 0-3 who are free of charge on this visit, a meal will not be provided for them at the restaurant. If you wish to purchase any food for your infant you may do so on the spot.
  • Please note: You will need to wear a mask when on the train to and from Versailles.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Memories France
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "All in all though well worth it and definitely recommend the guided tour." See review


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Better than general admission
, May 2022
The palace and gardens are breathtaking. Our guide was nice, but not as knowledgeable as one would hope. Did not expect to arrive and then wait another 40 minutes for others to join us.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to read that you were not fully satisfied with your tour. On the day of your visit everyone was very early at the meeting point in Paris, which allowed us to take an earlier train to Versailles than our scheduled train. So you arrived there earlier than normal, which did mean a longer wait at the palace for the start time of the tour, but we feel it's better to wait there than at the Paris meeting point so that you can enjoy the beautiful views of the palace. It's especially beautiful early in the morning, it was designed to face the rising sun (Louis XIV was 'the Sun King' after all!) so the whole palace glitters gold as the sun rises over it. Your guide is very experienced and gets many excellent reviews very regularly, we are sorry to read that you did not feel that he was as knowledgeable as you hoped. If you would like to contact us directly and tell us more that would be very helpful, we would like to understand more as we received other reviews for this same tour that were very complimentary about him. Any extra feedback from our guests is always precious to us as it allows us fully understand your hopes for your visits and to be constantly improving them, we aim to always exceed your expectations. We hope that you had a wonderful stay in Paris and that we will see you again should you ever come back.
Guide was very good...
, Mar. 2022
Guide was very good Enjoyed the experience Would recommend to anyone Who has not been to Versailles before
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for leaving us a review, we are happy you enjoyed your tour! We love Versailles too, there is so much to see there. Perhaps next time if you come back to Paris we could take you to the Private Domain of Marie-Antoinette, further down in the gardens at Versailles, it's also absolutely wonderful!
Gorgeous Palace
, Mar. 2022
Georgeous palace. A must see! Our tour included lunch, very good!! Gardens were ok, it was mid-March & fowers not yet in bloom.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour and the lunch! The gardens are certainly more colourful in spring and summer, but there is a beauty about them in the winter months that we also like very much. We hope you enjoyed your stay and that we will see you again in Paris!
Beautiful day
, Oct. 2021
Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable; he had great information. Going in with the separate group entrance was also very nice because the queue outside was very long. Overall enjoyed our time at the palace and finished with a beautiful lunch.
Great guide, great day
, Sep. 2021
Hervé was a terrific guide -- funny, intelligent, quick, engaging, animated, personable, and charming. He was a great guide to the long and fascinating history of Versailles. And our lunch was excellent. I can't think of a better way to experience the magic and majesty of this place!
Great Day at Versailles
Desiree C
, Sep. 2019
We had a very enjoyable day! We did Petite Trianon as well inclusive of the lunch, with Chef Ducasse, it was delicious! A long day but well worth it. If though more time could be left between the lunch and next tour it would be helpful as really we only had 30-40 mins for the lunch, which is so divine it needs more time to savour and digest it. All in all though well worth it and definitely recommend the guided tour.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Most excellent guide
, Jul. 2019
We had an incredible tour with Christina. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Versailles and went beyond to make sure we had everything we needed to have a great tour!
We took two 2 Memories DMC France...
Scott K
, Apr. 2018
We took two 2 Memories DMC France tours. This one was lead by Herve. Versailles is a big place with lots of people. Herve knew which places would be crowded and prepped us before we got there so we would fully understand what we were seeing giving us a meeting place away from the crowd. He was always accessible for questions but anticipated most of them. He had a flair and understanding of the era of the 3 Louiss. Lunch was wonderful. But the afternoon was the highlight. The Domaine de Trianon allowed us to better understand the daily grind of Versaillais on the Royal Family, especially Marie Antonette. Again Herves guiding was the key to our understanding.
I would highly recommend this tour...
, Apr. 2018
I would highly recommend this tour! This trip to France has been a lifetime dream and this tour met my standards and more. Our guide, Herve, was personable, knowledgeable and his theatric flair only added to the thorough enjoyment of the tour. He met us at the metro station and we took the railroad together which allowed time to get to know eachother. It was also a real treat that the fountain show was on for the weekend! When I originally booked this tour the fountains were not due to start until next week but I guess due to the holiday weekend they had them run with beautiful music..a real treat! Herve brought us to the highlights of the gardens and then left us to enjoy a sumptuous gourmet lunch. I read and saw pictures of Versailles in my high school French books and history books but nothing can compare to seeing the artistry in person. I would highly recommend this tour and ending with a gourmet lunch was just the icing on the cake!
We can't think of a way our tour...
Steven G
, Oct. 2017
We can't think of a way our tour could have been improved. The RER train from Paris to Versailles avoided rush hour traffic. Our guide Hervé was fun and knowledgeable. His enthusiasm for Versailles and its history proved infectious. After standing and walking all morning, lunch was a delight and true gourmet. Merci!
1 traveller found this review helpful
The tour guide and tour were...
Beverly G
, Oct. 2017
The tour guide and tour were magnificent but would call the lunch gourmet.
Awesome tour guide and the lunch was a...
Glen T
, Sep. 2017
Awesome tour guide and the lunch was a perfect ending.
If there were more stars we would...
Constance T
, Aug. 2017
If there were more stars we would give them out! This was a fabulous tour from the first meet with our guide Harve' to the last bite and sip of our wonderful lunch at ORE. Skipping lines on a pre-scheduled tour is always a plus, but it was exceptionally so today as lines snaked through the courtyard and beyond. The commentary during the tour and before, as conversation started on the train to Versailles was enthusiastic, informed and totally aimed at what the 9 of us all wanted to know. Questions were all answered! The kids were engaged and their interests and questions were attended to as well. It was definitely one of my our top 3 tours in 20 years of serious traveling, if not THE best!
This tour was fabulous. Our guide was...
, Apr. 2017
This tour was fabulous. Our guide was knowledgable and passionate and he really brought the palace to life. The lunch was delicious and it was so nice to linger at the palace following the tour.
This trip was unbelievable, the best...
Julie H
, Apr. 2017
This trip was unbelievable, the best one we had in Paris! The food was excellent and Versailles is definitely a place you want to check out, even if you are in Paris only for a couple of days only. Our guide was super friendly, knowledgable, passionate and interesting to listen to. Versailles is a very big place so without a guide it can get long just figuring out where you should go. Definitely worth the money for anyone who wants to enjoy good food and quickly get to the best of what Versailles has to offer.

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