On this “Meet the Locals from the Past” Palace of Versailles Tour, you will experience more than a simple visit. Travel back in time and learn the delicate rules of the Court, and understand why Ladies and Noblemen would have killed for holding a position close to the King. This is how it works:
- At the start of the tour, you’ll receive a Historical Character Card.
- With your card, step into the shoes of the courtiers and servants who were living close to the King. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to do any acting)
- Along the tour, your Welcomer will call your card. Just listen to the incredible life of your character!
In the 17th century, many Courtiers visited Versailles to pay tribute to the King, expecting favors and promotions from him. Today, visitors still travel the world to see the Palace of Versailles, the most beautiful castle in France, and learn about Louis XIV, the most famous King in French history.
While proceeding through the Palace of Versailles’ official rooms or private dwellings, discover the picturesque duties of those courtiers who chose to turn intoservants, such as the Official called the King’s Ear, whose name’s origin will be revealed during the tour.
Funny stories about the Queen or the Princes are also part of this Historical tour. They had their own House, formed by numerous “officers”. Among the Noblemen who served the Heir Apparent, the Menin held a major role. The reason of his position might make you laugh!
In the splendid Salons, the souvenir of Queen Marie-Antoinette lingers. When she used to cross these public rooms or the amazing Hall of Mirrors, she would never enter without a huge entourage, such as her Dames d’Honneur (ladies-in-waiting). You will be told about the exact duties of these high-ranking female aristocrats.
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The Versailles Gardens are also part of this Tour. Engineers were working in the shadow to please the King who loved to see his gardens animated by water shows or musical entertainment. From the top of the “Green Carpet”, facing the horizon, you will certainly feel as the glorious French Sun King yourself!
– On the following days, your entrance ticket includes the access to The Musical Fountains Show:
Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th to October 27th, 2019 as well on May 8th, May 30th, August 15th, 2019
Tuesdays from May 21st to June 25th, 2019 and on the 19th of April.
– On the following days, your entrance ticket includes the access The Musical Gardens:
Tuesdays from April 2nd to May 14th then from July 2nd to October 29th, 2019.
Fridays from April 5th to October 25th, 2019 except on April 19.
And if you would prefer a Palace of Versailles tour in private, please have a look at our Versailles Vip tour by luxury van!