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Versailles Palace and Gardens tour with Chef Ducasse Lunch

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 5 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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What to expect

Treat yourself with a guided visit to the Chateau de Versailles and a gourmet lunch at the splendid Ore restaurant managed by famous master chef Alain Ducasse.

You'll meet your guide in downtown Paris to take the train to Versailles. Once you reach the Chateau, you’ll learn more about the royal personalities who inhabited the site. You’ll hear about how the royal family was continuously on display, how they subjugated the proud nobles and recaptured preeminence in fashion and art production from Italy back to France. Enjoy astonishing anecdotes about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette, and you’ll understand how uncomfortable she was at this public palace, preferring her private domains. Her excesses at Versailles failed to impress the French people, and in 1789 she fell from power never to see the palace again.

Your guide will accompany you through the luxurious gardens of Versailles, the setting for promenades, performances, and pyrotechnics! On days when the fountains are active, you’ll appreciate the added value of the elegant and omnipresent bubbling jets of water.

At the end of your visit, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal in an exclusive and refined setting. Located in the 18th century royal apartments, the Ore restaurant features fine French cuisine by award-winning chef Alain Ducasse. Have lunch in style with beautiful views and fine French flavors.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What’s included

Reserved entry time and all tickets to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles

Tickets to the Musical Gardens and Fountain shows when running

3-course lunch with wine in the restaurant of Chef Alain Ducasse

Return transportation from central Paris to Versailles by RER train

Expert, English speaking guides

Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

What’s not included

Hotel pick up/drop off

Location

1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet us 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour at the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia. There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit.

When

The availability depends on the season. Please check the calendar.

Provider

Memories France

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Increased security measures may affect lines as we cannot avoid them. However, due to our skip-the-line privilege, we do have access to shortcuts to the security check.
  • The lunch menu changes with the seasons and in order to offer you a different experience each time
  • We guarantee ideal visiting conditions by limiting the group size to 25 people