Chateau de Versailles, France - Firebird City Guides

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Chateau de Versailles, France
Once a hunting lodge for the royal family, the Palace of Versailles has become the greatest monument of European absolutism, the UNESCO listed World Heritage site, and one of the most visited tourist attractions in France.

Versailles France is strongly connected with one of the greatest events in the French history - the French Revolution, as well as the names of 2 probably the most famous French monarchs: King Louis the Great who expanded the complex and moved the royal court here from the capital, and Queen Marie Antoinette, associated with the decay of the French monarchy.

The complex includes the main Palace, two smaller palaces, lavish English and French gardens, and occupies the total territory of 7 hectares. The central axis of the symmetrical French gardens is a mile-long Grand Canal which is set to reflect the sunset and to conduct the massage of "the power of humanity and the king over nature".

Some 1,400 fountains distributed all over the territory of the complex are worth special attention. Don't miss out on Neptune's and Appolo's Fountains during your visit! The latter was actually built to commemorate the glory of the Sun King - Louis XIV.

The extravagant interior of the main Palace contributes to the long-lasting perception of the complex as the model of the ideal royal residence.

Probably, the most famous room of the palace is the Hall of Mirrors that extends for more than 230 feet and includes 17 huge mirrors opposite the 17 windows overlooking the gardens. This is exactly the place where the Treaty of Versailles was signed during World War I.

During your guided tour of Versailles, see the main Palace from both inside and outside, including the famous Hall of Mirrors, walk around beautiful gardens and admire some of the most spectacular fountains.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Amboise | Reims

Traverse the beating heart of France as you explore the main sights of Paris, royal Versailles, the Chateaux-rich Loire Valley region, the Champagne region and Reims.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Paris | Avignon

Enjoy France at its best with the fully customizable private tour of Provence, Paris and Avignon, tailored to your interests and preferences. Explore top points of interest with local expert guides, enjoy 1st-class connections and no-line admissions.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Bayeux | Paris

Immerse yourself in the highlights of the Normandy region as well as the breathtaking capital-city, Paris, with the fully customizable France tour with flexible dates that can be built to your taste. Enjoy top points of interest such as the Louvre Museum & Versailles Palace and set off on a thematic D-Day tour.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Avignon | Nimes

Take in the beauty of France as you explore Paris, Versailles, the highlights of the Provence region, the hill-top villages of Luberon and Avignon. Explore stunning French destination accompanied by exceptional professional guides.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Bayeux | Rouen

Explore the top sights of the world's most romantic capital, Paris, and the highlights of the Normandy region, including a guided D-Day tour as well as the historic awe-inspiring destinations like Mont Saint Michel and Rouen.
Cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 21, 2018

12 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Bayeux | Rouen

The river cruise to Paris and Normandy is the ultimate French adventure. During this cruise, explore the icons of Paris, including Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Versailles Palace, make your way to the House of Van Gogh. Continue with an exploration of breathtaking Normandy and finish your tour in the capital with a visit to Montmartre district.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

1 city

1 country

Paris

Paris is always a good idea! Set off on a rendezvous to the capital of France and discover its best sights from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to Versailles and Notre Dame. Then go off the beaten track and explore Parisian districts like Montmartre, Le Marais, the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain.

Cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 01, 2018

14 days

7 cities

2 countries

Paris | Nice | Monaco | Cannes | Lyon | Avignon | Beaune

Explore the beautiful land of France from the north all the way to the south with a comprehensive 14-day cruise, stopping at the major cities and charming French villages in the comfort of a modern, upscale MS Amadeus cruise ship.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

14 days

5 cities

2 countries

Paris | Avignon | Cannes | Nice | Monaco

Experience the sophisticated vibe of France while traveling through the whole country with our private tour. Luxury accommodation, private visits to wineries and wine tastings, truffle hunting - all the attributes of French noble lifestyle are awaiting you on this trip!

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

4 cities

2 countries

Paris | Nice | Cannes | Monaco

Set off on a France adventure from romantic Paris to the French Mediterranean coastline to discover Nice, Cannes, and the petite independent city-state Monaco. From cultured days in Paris to sunny breeze in Nice, you will see the best of France.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

2 cities

1 country

Paris | Bordeaux

Give yourself a treat and tour the most sought-after destinations in France from the capital city to Bordeaux and the vineyards of Saint Emilion. Enjoy guided city tours including Saint-Émilion and Medoc wine tasting that will make your trip one of a kind.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Amboise | Bordeaux

Enjoy 10 days discovering France from its stunning capital, Paris, to Loire Valley that boasts fascinating castles, to the world wine capital, Bordeaux.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

3 cities

3 countries

London | Paris | Rome

Make the most of your European vacation and discover the best attractions of 3 capitals: London, Paris and Rome. See the Westminster Abbey, the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum in one trip!
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

3 cities

3 countries

Amsterdam | Paris | London

Treat yourself to a triple delight and explore the capitals of the Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom in 10 days. A private tour will take you to the famous landmarks of Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Eiffel Tower and Louvre just to name a few. 

E.g., Sep 25 2018