The Gardens at the Palace of Versailles: An audio tour of Louis XIV’s gardens

Duration: 90 to 105 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 90 to 105 minutes
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-guided audio tour of the gardens only, it doesn't include entry to the Palace of Versailles. Please check online for entry frees.
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The gardens to the west of the Palace of Versailles are unparalleled. On this audio tour, you can meditate in the embrace of 200,000 trees, admire the artistry of 221 sculptures and marvel at the spectacle of 55 fountains shooting water up to 7-meters into the air. This tour is more than just a pleasant stroll. By the end of it, you’ll be looking at the park in a totally different way.

Our focus is on the hidden messages left by King Louis XIV. They’re lost to average visitors today, 300 years after their creation, but I’ll reveal them to you. The Sun King, as he was known, left absolutely nothing to chance in the gardens, and the details told a story that his subjects understood loud and clear. If you're intrigued by history, mythology, numerology, hydrography, meteorology or astronomy this is a tour for you!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

The tour takes place in the Gardens of the Palace.

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

The tour takes place in the Garden.

Pass By: Parterre d'Eau, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Parterre d'Eau

Pass By: Latona's Pool and Parterre, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Parterre de Latone.

Pass By: Bassin de Bacchus, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by the fountain.

Pass By: Bosquet de la Girandole, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bosquet de la Girandole.

Pass By: Basin of Saturn, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by the Saturne Fountain.

Pass By: La Colonnade, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by La Colonnade.

Pass By: Apollo Fountain, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Le Char d'apollon.

Pass By: Bosquet des Domes, Place d'Armes Parc de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

The tour passes by the Wood of the Domes.

Pass By: Bosquet de L'encelade, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bosquet de L’encelade.

Pass By: Flora Basin, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bassin de Flore.

Pass By: Ceres Basin, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bassin de Ceres.

Pass By: Golden Children's Pool, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bassin des infants dores.

Pass By: Neptune Fountain, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bassin de Neptune.

Pass By: Bassin du Dragon, Avenue de Trianon Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

The tour passes by Bassin du Dragon.

Pass By: Three Fountains Grove, Bosquet des Trois Fontaines, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bosquet des Trois Fontaines.

Pass By: Bassin de la Pyramide, Parc de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

The tour passes by Bassin de la Pyramide.

Pass By: Vénus accroupie, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Venus accroupie.

Pass By: Bassin du Nord, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bassin du Nord.

Pass By: Bassin du Midi, 78000 Versailles, France

The tour passes by Bassin du Midi.

Inclusions
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Exclusions
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
Departure Point

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


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/22/2020 - 7/4/2023

Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

90 to 105 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Marichel_U

13 Apr, 2022

Audio is free when you pay for entrance to the garden therefore it is better to pay for the entrance which is €10 rather than this audio tour

paula_lopes_branco

06 Sep, 2020

I had the chance to do the tour at Versailles gardens and it was amazing . Joe was very pleasant and knowledgeable . It was a fantastic journey and I would highly recommend this tour even if you have been in the gardens before.

Nicole_R

16 Apr, 2022

7 Stunden vor unserem Besuch im Schloß Versailles wurde uns mitgeteilt, dass unsere Karten doch nicht zur Verfügung stehen …. Kosten wurden uns für die Tickets rückerstattet, für die dazugebuchten Audioguides wurde uns jedoch nichts retourniert!!! Haben noch kurzfristig über eine andere Firma einen tollen Besuch in Versailles buchen können!!!

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