Versailles Marie Antoinette Afternoon Guided Tour with Petit Trianon & Hamlet | La Vacanza Travel

Versailles Marie Antoinette Afternoon Guided Tour with Petit Trianon & Hamlet

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Versailles
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  • Not-Cancellable

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 2.5 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: 1 hour 30 minutes

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 back 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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A reasonable amount of walking is involved, please ensure you wear comfortable shoes
  • Please note! You will need to purchase a ticket to enter the gardens of Versailles, as you need to cross the gardens to reach the gate that leads to the Domain of Marie-Antoinette. The ticket will cost 8.50€ or 9.50€ depending on the day of your visit. Please allow yourself plenty of time, ticket lines can be long and it is about a 15 minute walk through the gardens to reach the gate.
  • This tour is best suited to guests who are already in Versailles visiting the palace and gardens in the morning, or guests who have previously visited and know the palace and gardens and wish to explore more.
  • You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours prior to departure and receive a full refund. Please note that refunds are not possible for missed tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

La Flottille, Parc du Chateau de, 78000 Versailles, France


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

2 hours 30 minutes


User's Reviews

Armand_A

16 Apr, 2024

Our guide was wonderful and provided all the context to view Petit Trianon and Hamlet! It was a great juxtaposition to the Castle and understanding its history and how the people in it lived as well as the architecture and its purpose as a getaway from royalty.

Cynthia_B

17 Oct, 2023

The knowledgeable guide. So much enrichment and added to our experience. She had a wealth of knowledge and she was very enthusiastic.

Michelle_J

07 Sep, 2023

NONE..we Got lost 2x and the tour guide was not courteous at all..we had a hard time understanding directions

Isari_A

06 Sep, 2023

Overall a this was a wonderful guided trip, very educational. It was such a great experience. We had the best guide, who painted a lovely story of Marie Antoinette for us all.

GregoryVoth_V

15 Jul, 2023

Fantastic, knowledgeable, and very personable guide. Excellent pace and volume of information. Our teenagers were engaged and enjoyed all of the quirky facts our guide shared to keep them interested. Would recommend our guide and this tour.

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A lovely afternoon spent at The Petit Trianon and hamlet

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