South of Paris / Sud de Paris
YVELINES : CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES France Tourisme : Enjoy a Royal Day Out at the Palace of Versailles Vivre un moment “royal” à Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, the estate of the Sun King, welcomes millions of visitors each year and represents one of the jewel figures among France’s most prominent monuments and one of the finest architectural creations of the 17th Century. Lose yourself in this magnificent palace and its mystifying gardens.
To help organise your trip, France Tourisme offers a full range of tours and services allowing you to make the most of both your time spent travelling (less than 45 min. from the centre of Paris by direct bus) and your tour of Versailles with “fast-track” tickets and audio guides inside the castle.
The tour of Versailles is organised into three main parts: a tour of the palace (Grands Appartements, Hall of Mirrors, etc), a tour of the gardens (walkways, Grandes Eaux fountain shows, etc) and a tour of Marie Antoinette’s estate (Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon, etc). A full visit takes an entire day, but it’s possible to visit the castle’s main attractions and the gardens in half that time.
Half-day: from € 42 (transport from Paris in air-conditioned bus with a guide + fast-track entry to the castle and gardens + audio guides). Day: from € 59 (transport from Paris in air-conditioned bus with a guide + fast-track entry to the castle and gardens with audio guides + mini train tour + the Trianons). Private visit: from € 400 (1 to 4 people) Visit any one of France Tourisme’s three agencies, located in the heart of Paris and open seven days a week, where you can find all the information and equipment you’ll need for your trip (visits in a panoramic bus, guided tours, museum tickets, cruises, excursions to Giverny, Mont Saint Michel) guaranteeing the best prices. France Tourisme also offers a selection of dinner cruises, cabarets and has tickets available up to the last minute. ■ France Tourisme Agencies • 6 rue de l’amiral de Coligny (1st), M° Louvre Rivoli, 01 53 10 35 35 • 5 avenue de l'opéra (1st), M° Pyramides, 01 42 96 07 97 • 33 quai des Grands Augustins (6th), M° Saint-michel, 01 53 10 35 36 www.francetourisme.fr