Versailles Marie Antoinette Afternoon Guided Tour with Petit Trianon & Hamlet

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • Versailles
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Overview

Treat yourself to an afternoon excursion to Marie Antoinette’s personal domain, tucked away in the beautiful gardens of the Palace of Versailles. During this three-hour tour you’ll visit the Petit Trianon, an exquisite private palace set in a luxuriant garden where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time.  You won’t want to miss her private theatre, known as ‘the jewel of Versailles’. You’ll also wander through the queen’s hamlet, a Normandy village featuring a vineyard, a dairy, and a vegetable farm, all built especially for her to simulate the healthy simplicity of country life.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Le Petit Trianon, Porte de la Reine, 78000, Versailles France

Millions of visitors come each year to marvel at the glory the Palace of Versailles, miss the beautiful private domain of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Distance the crowds and access areas reserved for the private lives and loves of the royalty.

With a diamond-encrusted key, Louis XVI offered his beloved wife Marie Antoinette an escape from the ritualized public life she found so suffocating in the Palace. This key unlocked the small Petit Trianon palace, sheltered from gossip and criticism, where she could feel free to be herself. Follow in her footsteps, through her English gardens and into the place she called home. The furniture and decoration authentically represents the queen’s own taste and favored craftsmen. You won’t forget Marie Antoinette’s private theatre, a hidden jewel of Versailles, installed so the queen herself could star in popular plays applauded by her fashionable ladies-in-waiting!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Le Hameau de la Reine, Place d'Armes Parc du Château-de-Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Just down the path from the richly adorned palace, Marie Antoinette commissioned a replica rustic village, evoking Normandy with its thatched cottages and dairy herd. Here she appreciated the informal atmosphere and healthy air, and indulged in pastoral amusements with her closest friends and confidantes.

We'll also explore her beautiful, landscaped English gardens as we make our way from the Petit Trianon to her hamlet. This hidden paradise is a world away from the crowds at the palace nearby.

Make the most of your visit and spend an enchanting afternoon in the private world of Marie Antoinette. 

Please note we will use the 'Petit Train' to take us to and from the Petit Trianon, to ensure your visit is comfortable and to reduce the amount of walking. From the drop off at the Palace it is just a short walk back to the RER train station for your direct train back to Paris.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Guided visit of the Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette’s private mansion
  • Guided visit of Marie-Antoinette’s gardens and private hamlet
  • Peek into her personal theatre, known as the ‘jewel of Versailles
  • Ride on the 'Petit Train' to and from the Petit Trianon
  • Expert, English speaking guides
  • Small groups limited to 20 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Le Hameau de la Reine

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A reasonable amount of walking is involved, please ensure you wear comfortable shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • We are compliant with international, government and local protocols and have received the stamps of approval: ‘Safe Travels’ Global Tour Operator protocol, ‘Caring Attitude’ Paris Tourism Commitment Charter. Our guides are informed of all measures that should be implemented during our visits.
Departure Point

Pavillon Dufour, 78000 Versailles, France


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Charleen_W

25 Sep, 2021

Our tour guide was fantastic. He was so personable and very knowledgeable. We’ve been on 8 guided tours on this trip to France, and this was by far the best. I would recommend this tour for everyone

Mary B

07 Jul, 2019

Our guide Mariella was excellent, she knew the history and little tidbits that made what we saw come to life. Loved the hamlet. Everything shone in the afternoon light. Nice to have an outside and inside tour.

289jlynn23

26 Jun, 2018

Herve Rudrauf from Memories DMC France is amazing! Extremely knowledgeable and gifted in his delivery. Our family thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this private opportunity to be with Herve at beautiful Versailles and her amazing Hamlet !! thank you Herve for your time and expertise!!!

Encarnacion_P

28 Jul, 2021

Le guide FORMIDABLE. Nous nous sommes trompés et au lieu du français nous avons pris l'anglais, il nous a quand même pris et nous a traduit tout au long de la visite. Grâce à lui nous avons passé une agréable visite. Encore un grand merci pour sa patience et sa gentillesse.

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