Versailles Bike Tour with Palace Timed Entry Ticket & Marie-Antoinette's Domain

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Paris
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Overview

Discover the true beauty of Versailles on this full-day tour from Paris. Meet up at a train station in Paris and board the train to Versailles with your guide. You'll visit an award-winning French Farmers Market with fabulous food stalls. Leisurely cycle around the gorgeous 2,000 acres Royal Domaine of Versailles to see swaying wheat fields and lush green forests. Enjoy a picnic on the soft grass as you look out over a lake with swans in it. Visit two smaller chateaux called the Grand and Petit Trianon. Pet a sheep while you explore Queen Marie-Antoinette's adorable Private Farm village with thatched roof buildings. Learn all about the extravagance of King Louis and the French revolution from our fun and personable guide and, of course, visit the stunning Palace of Versailles with its famous Hall of Mirrors! All train and entrance tickets are included in our tour price.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Once the royal Palace of France's most famous Kings, the Chateau of Versailles is simply outstanding. We'll make a timed entrance reservation for you and you'll be able to stay inside of the palace for as long as you want at the end of the bike tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Place du Marche Notre-Dame, 78000, Versailles France

Opened in the time of King Louis 14th, the Versailles Farmers Market is outstanding! Your guide will give you a market tour to get you familiar with where all the best foods can be found. Then you will have 30 minutes of free time to roam the brimming food stalls and pick up whatever you want to eat for the picnic that will happen later in the day.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

This was the hide-away of Marie-Antoinette! Seeking a complete break from royal life Queen Marie-Antoinette had this private farm village built so that she could pretend to be a commoner. You'll do a walking tour on the little paths through the village and farmyard and be able to pet some of the adorable animals that live there today such as the pigs, sheep, goats, geese, and cows.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

With more than 2,000 acres of beautiful landscapes, fields of wheat and beats, an immense artificial lake, and perfectly trimmed trees the Royal Grounds will amaze you. We'll cycle around them in a leisurely way so that you can see the best of the Royal grounds without spending a lot of energy.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Le Grand Trianon, Porte Saint-Antoine, 78000, Versailles France

Built by Louis 14th as a summer house. This mini palace is where the French Kings would go to escape from the etiquette of the court but still be close at hand in case they were needed.
You'll learn about the Grand Trianon's history from your guide and then be able to go inside of it and explore the beauty of its French gardens full of flowers. Tickets into the Grand Trianon are included in the tour price!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Enjoy your lunch while sitting in the soft grass gazing over the largest lake in Versailles. You’ll love the view over the lake of the Palace from this secluded part of the grounds.

This is where you'll eat the picnic supplies that you purchased earlier at the Versailles Farmers Market.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Built for the King's favorite mistress Madame de Pompadour, this little chateau was later given to Queen Marie-Antoinette. You'll learn all about it from your guide and then have free time to explore inside and see where Marie-Antoinette used to sleep and eat. Tickets to the Petit Trianon are included in the tour price.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Feel the breeze and smell the trees when you ride through the lush green of the Royal forests. You'll see where the French Royalty used to spend their afternoons hiding from court protocol hunting stag, pheasant, wild boar, and fox.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bassin d'Apollon, Parc de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

The Royal grounds of Versailles have dozens of fountains and water displays on them. The fountain of Apollo is the most famous one as it represents the Sun God Apollo rising from the darkness to bring light. the world. King Louis 14th called himself "the Sun King" because he thought himself to be like Apollo as he brought light and wealth to his country.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Mirrors were extremely rare and expensive in the 1700s. So when King Louis 14th had his main reception hall completely covered in them it showed his great wealth and extravagance to the world. You'll have free time to visit the famous Hall of Mirrors and be able to take the perfect selfie as a souvenir of your time in Versailles.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Fun local guide
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Tickets to Petit Trianon Chateau
  • Tickets to Grand Trianon Chateau
  • Access into Private Farm Village of Marie-Antoinette
  • Timed Entrance tickets to Palace of Versailles
  • Round trip train tickets Paris - Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Hameau de la Reine
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Bassin d'Apollon
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities in French they are called "Pour boire" and guides love them!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring an ID for travelers under 18 years old
  • Infant seats are available if advised at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • All Tour participants over the age of 9 years old MUST know how to ride a bike solo.
  • Children aged 6 months to 4 years old can sit in a child seat on their parents bikes.
  • Children aged 5 to 9 years old can: cycle solo, if capable, or on a tandem attachment bike.
  • Not recommended for travelers who weigh more than 270 pounds or 122 kilos.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers who have knee problems or trouble walking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

2 Rue de la Pépinière, 75008 Paris, France


Departure Time

8:30 AM


Return Details

Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 to 8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Kevin_N

29 Jul, 2022

Our tour guide Mimi was terrific! She was personable and very knowledgeable. This was the best tour of our nearly two week long trip according to my 16 year-old daughter. We were able to shop for our lunch in the markets of Versailles.

Henry B

29 Jul, 2022

I don't remember the guide's name but she was born in Belarus and speaks 7 languages. Her English was excellent and she had such an upbeat personality that it made the tour so much better. She not only guided us on bikes through the palace grounds but took us through the palace itself, with many interesting stories of the "Louis" kings and Marie Antoinette. We all learned a lot about that period in history, especially my 16 year-old grand-daughter. We loved the guide and the tour. It was the highlight of our European trip.

tracyfE5521ZU

28 Jul, 2022

The tour was a bit longer than anticipated (lasted all day) but was a trip highlight for sure. Every part of the tour was fantastic!

sakqzdan

27 Jul, 2022

We loved this tour. The trip to Versailles was seamless, and the guides were incredibly knowledgeable. We loved that we could tour the castle at our own pace!

X7610MIsarahh

26 Jul, 2022

Every part of this trip was as stated and better. No issues at all with transportation, bikes or at the markets buying food and wine for lunch. The markets were quite lovely, lots of offerings. D was a great, informative tour guide with a nice sense of humor as well. It was 104* F on our trip and nonetheless we thoroughly enjoyed it. The ride is easy with timely stops in the shade.

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Panorama of the Versailles Palace

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Here we are skipping the line into the Palace with 1000's of others.

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My wife exploring the forests of Versailles on bike.

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Blue Fox bike tour at Versailles gardens with Brynn Caplan

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