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“Over the top”

Easy Versailles Touring Private Tours
Ranked #239 of 543 Tours in Paris
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Holland, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Over the top”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

My doctor had recommended the palace but we had no idea how amazing and worthwhile this excursion would turn out. We took the train/subway, a nice ride to the country. I believe it was 30 minutes from the city. The palace is a few blocks from the station. Make sure you have your walking shoes on because this is extensive and massive. We went in November so there were no lines but I would recommend booking online in summer months, like everything else in Paris. We did tours on our own of the main palace and Marie's summer home and we walked all of it. I can't stress how big it truly is to get around. Do not underestimate this if you have mobility issues. There are bicycles and golf carts to rent to help get around. In the winter months the fountains are turned off.

My husband and I are hikers so we enjoyed the walks and savored the journey, even in the rain but the whole estate is WORTH IT. It is amazing, over the top elaborate, grand, beautiful, well kept, and stunning. The only manmade thing that we've seen that even compares, is the Vatican. It is hard getting every attraction in and around Paris but this one should go to the top of the list. The famous hall of mirrors, it is all truly fit for a king but you can see why he was beheaded!

Visited November 2013
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Hervey Bay, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Palace of Versailles”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We had been told to go to the palace of Versailles when we got to Paris It was worth every euro,
The tour guide was great was very informative it was the highlight of Paris we had 2 nights one and half days, to try and see every thing not enough time, we loved the tour

Visited December 2013
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Bedford, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Prepare to be amazed”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I am not sure if it is really worth to take the tour or just go on your own. I guess if you do not have a car then you need to take the tour. Just make sure you go for the whole day and not just 1/2 day. We did not have time to see everything on the 1/2 day trip and you need to realize, there is lots to see at this place. Is incredible.

Visited October 2013
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chicago
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“VIATOR - Bike tour of Versailles”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Kudos to our guide BILL -- great guy, great guide! We had an 8-year-old and every age up to 70-something. All were accommodated well. The ride was exhilarating but achievable for all. This is such a great way to see this extraordinary site. We accomplished in 1-day what most would see in 2-3 days. And the experience of the grounds from this vantage point was unique and so enjoyable. This trip receives my enthusiastic and strong recommendation!

Visited September 2013
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ireland
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22 reviews
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“visit to palace of versailles paris”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

what a fantastic building,miles of rooms and corridors.total meglomania of course for a single family.the queue was massive and the crowds goin through the palace is too much to appreciate the history of the place.go early on a school day and it might be better.well worth the visit,leave a full day for it and then visit the beautiful gardens and fountains.while in the famous hall of mirrors have think back to the parisians outside the walls starving.Louis and Marie antoinette had a lovely house but what good is a house without a head. ?

Visited September 2013
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