This Honfleur shore trip
visits the most famous Chateau in France and likely all of Europe. In addition to visiting the stunning Chateau of Versailles there is time to see the beautiful gardens and much more.
After meeting your driver-guide you immediately depart for Versailles. When you arrive you will have about 5 hours to enjoy an audio guided visit to the Chateau. There is also time to have lunch, explore the gardens and much more.
Your ticket includes the Palace, the estate of Trianon, the Gardens and Park, the Coach Gallery and temporary exhibits. If the Musical Gardens or Fountain shows are happening, you will also have access.
The Chateau of Versailles was built over the period of 1623 to 1710. It was started by Louis XIII, then continued by his son Louis XIV and finished by Louis XV. It started out as a hunting manor, but was continually added on to.
The building is so large that at one point over 10,000 people lived in it, including the entire royal court, the government and their servants. The interior highlights include the Hall of Mirrors, the King's Apartments and the Queen's Apartments.
Due to overcrowding Louis XIV had a small palace (Le Petite Trianon) built in the woods behind the ch̢teau so that his immediate family could vacation away from the main building. Louis XV's wife, Marie Antoinette, had a small farm (L'Hameau) built around a pond so she too could escape the crowds and play at being an idyllic shepherdess complete with perfumed sheep!
The formal grounds, fountains, reflecting pools, lakes, smaller palace and hamlet are just as impressive as the main building.
After your visit to Versailles you return to the pier in Honfleur.
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