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How to Explore Versailles on Foot and By Bike

By Viator, June 2018

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There's a lot to see at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Versailles Palace and Gardens, with its miles of hallways and manicured garden paths. For a pleasant experience, consider a walking or biking tour of the grounds. See below for your options.

Highlights
  • Travelers can choose between half-day and full-day tour options to match their preferences.
  • With a guided tour, you'll gain insight into the palace's history and architecture from an expert guide.
  • Transportation is typically provided from central Paris by bus or by train.
  • Entrance to the palace and/or the gardens is usually included, depending on the tour.

Walking Tours
The site's expansiveness make it hard to see everything in one trip, but on a walking tour, you'll have the help of a guide to make sure you don't miss any of the most important details. Some options include features such as entry to the palace’s seasonal fountain show.

Biking Tours
At nearly 2,000 acres (800 hectares), the Gardens of Versailles are best explored on two wheels. With a guided bike tour, you can explore less-visited areas of the gardens, ride down tree-lined trails, and get a look at Marie Antoinette's Hameau and Petit Trianon. Tours also include time to visit the palace.

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