We suggest you start your day in Versailles with a guided morning visit of the Royal Apartments. This will be followed by a walk around the Palaces park passing through some of the Groves (summer) or a horse carriage ride (winter). Lunch is taken in the restaurant la Flottille which faces the Grand Canal. The afternoon will continue with a guided visit of the Trianon (vast mansion-style lodges where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to work and retire from court life) and a discovery tour of Queens hamlet (where from 1783 Marie Antoinette played asa shepherdess).
Ideal to discover and make the most of the Versailles estate in a day enjoy this guided tour of the palace in combination with the Trianon Palace of Versailles the Grand and Petit Trianon.
These two smaller castles enabled the Royals to escape the pomp and rigid formality of court life. The love of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan flourished in the magnificent Grand Trianon. In the Petite Trinon and the Hameau de la Reine is where Marie-Antoinette enjoyed living a simpler life.
We cross Paris by the western districts of the city before taking the motorway to Versailles. Average travel time from Paris : 45 minutes.
The day begins in the State Apartments visiting the Hall of Mirrors the Queen's bedroom and the Reception halls. Free time is included for a visit of the French style gardens designed by André Le Nôtre.
Enjoy lunch in the park near the Grand Canal at "La Petite Venise" restaurant.
Menu restaurant "La Petite Venise"
Arugula salad with parmesan
Chicken breast mashed potatoes with olive oil
Chocolate fudge cake
1/4 bottle of mineral water
1 glass of red wine du Pays de Gard
Subject to change
In the afternoon we visit the Grand Trianon and continue on foot to Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet where the Queen played the shepherdess.
Enjoy the view of the newly restored Theatre.
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