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Versailles Day Bike Tour from Paris
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Versailles Day Bike Tour from Paris

By Fat Tire Tours
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See the splendors of Versailles, inside and out, on this full-day tour from Paris. Hop aboard an RER train with your guide and head straight to the historic home of the French monarchy. Take a bike tour of the palace grounds, discover spots most visitors miss, and enjoy a picnic lunch (own expense) next to the Grand Canal. Then venture inside the palace for an in-depth audio tour.
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 8h 30m
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English

Highlights
  • Round-trip train tickets make traveling from Paris to Versailles simple
  • Bike to scenic corners of the palace grounds that most visitors miss
  • Learn the stories and scandals behind Versailles from your guide
  • With entry guaranteed, take an audio tour of the lavish palace interior

  • Insurance
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Up to 1.5 hours in the Palace
  • Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
  • Ability to explore the Chateau and Royal Gardens on your own
  • Round-Trip Train Transportation to Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meet your guide in central Paris and embark on a journey to Versailles: included round-trip train tickets make it easy to travel on the RER. Upon arrival in Versailles, pick up your bicycle and other equipment, and set off on an in-depth tour. Begin at a bustling village market, where you can pick up a baguette, cheeses, and other traditional French nibbles (own expense) for lunch. Before you eat, work up an appetite biking around the palace’s sprawling grounds. See the Grand and Petit Trianons, visit Marie Antoinette’s Hameau, and discover other corners that on-foot visitors would miss. After your ride, enjoy your picnic lunch next to the Grand Canal. The tour continues with guaranteed entrance to the palace. With an audio tour accompaniment, explore the Hall of Mirrors, King’s State Apartments, and King’s Chapel at your own pace, and learn more about Versailles’ (literally) rich history. Your day in Versailles ends when you board an RER train bound for Paris.

Departure details
  • 1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours uniform.
Return details
  • 78000 Versailles, France This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3588VERSA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If a children's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • You will cover an area of approximately 10 miles on a relatively flat terrain. The ride is leisurely and therefore suitable for all levels of fitness.
  • Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
  • Tandem bikes are available for children aged 10 years and younger.
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3588VERSA

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Av. Emile Zola
    1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France
    This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours uniform.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Versailles
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • 2
    Place du Marche Notre-Dame
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Grand Canal
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Le Grand Trianon
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Le Petit Trianon
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Queen’s Hamlet
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Palace of Versailles
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 8
    The Royal Chapel
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 9
    The Hall of Mirrors
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Tapis Vert
  • You'll end at
    Versailles
    78000 Versailles, France
    This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing.
    See address & details
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Jane E
Jane E
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Fantastic way to see Paris
Did this tour with my two adult daughters and we absolutely loved it. Great way to see the sights and gain additio
Peter M
Peter M
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A very
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MerryMaryPerry
MerryMaryPerry
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BEST family tour in Paris
One of the BEST ways to see iconic Paris! Easily accommodated our 11 and 9 year old. Our 9 year old rode a tandem b
ARLabayan
ARLabayan
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Fun experience!
Our experience with Fat Tire Tours was great. Firstly, shoutout to Chai, our guide (and bartender haha) for providi
niallk415
niallk415
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Summit access on an afternoon group tour
Elevator access to the summit with group tickets purchased three months in advance by the tour company. A guide acc
korib505
korib505
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Leisurely ride through Paris!
Andrew was a fantastic guide - super personable, engaging, & passionate about Paris! This bike tour is accessible t
treefarm6
treefarm6
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Skip the line at the Eiffel Tower
In preparing for our trip to France, we weren’t able to book tickets directly on the Eiffel Tower website on the da
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brianjO5453JB
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Good way to appreciate Paris
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour! Bicycles a little ‘tired’ but no problems.
Allan1345
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Chi was a great guide
We wanted something to do with teens (ages 13 and 17) while in Paris that would be a bit different and fun. This me
Hope V
Hope V
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Paris ride/boat at night
Our guide was great. Very fun and energetic.The ride gave us a good over view of the city. Enjoyed seeing the sight
Amy J
Amy J
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Great!
The tour was informative and worth the money. Dave was a great guide and gave us lots of history. Would recommend
egana2016
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Amazing Eiffel Tour
We had an awesome tour our guide Kate was very knowledgeable she pointed out so many places, we got a major history
Acvengr2116
Acvengr2116
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Highly Recommend
This was a wonderful experience and a great way to see the city, while staying active. Our tour guide Maddie was fa
hkatt20
hkatt20
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Great Bike day at Versailles
I went on the tour with Rory this past week. We had a great time. He gave really good history and made it relatab
Amusedtoo
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Fun Bike Tour, Lousy Bikes
This tour has a lot of potential. It's fun, quirky, you get a little exercise, and our guide Aaron, when we could
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Jonathan B
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Our day bike tour of Versailles was wonderful. Loved our trip to the market to buy lunch supplies and touring the grounds on bicycles is the way to go.

Our tour guide Chris was knowledgeable, helpful, and very easy going. One of our favorite parts of these tours is learning historical facts along the way - and Chris had many!

Even when got turned around in Paris and were delayed meeting up with the group, Fat Tire was very responsive to my messages, extremely accommodating and explained we’d just miss a portion of the self-exploration at the chateau. We were pleased to discover none of the bicycling portion was missed.

There were a few adolescents on our tour that did great, but I would not personally recommend it for children under ~9 or 10 unless they are confident bike riders.
Written 1 April 2022
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Laura44
Bethesda, MD48 contributions
Dave was an awesome tour guide! We were running a few minutes late and Fat Tire Tours didn’t want to leave without us so they called and emailed. I was able to let them know we were almost there. It was a rainy morning but not pouring so they were flexible with the schedule. So, we started off doing our own tour of the castle. After we decided to forgo the picnic since it was still raining but it was very light and we all still wanted to shop at the market. We loved riding around and the market was great! Bought a few delicious items (cheese, berries). Amazing Boulangerie just half a block from the market. We opted for lunch inside the cafe on the grounds and by the time lunch was over most of the rain stopped. Would have preferred picnic if the weather was better. We absolutely loved biking around the grounds even when it was drizzling. Hands down the best way to see all of Versailles. I had been many years ago and never saw all of the sights. The biking was super easy mostly flat. Dave gave us lots of interesting history and tidbits of info. Highly recommend!!!
Written 16 April 2022
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Pauline L
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions
It was a long and great day full of activities! I'm very glad I decided to take this tour than visiting the area by my own. We saw places that I wouldn't have explored otherwise. Mando was our tour guide and she was brilliant! Very knowledgeable, passionate about history, super friendly, keen to help with everything, gave us a lot of information about the palace, the gardens and the history at that time. She is surely the best tour guide I have met so far, so I want to thank her for going above and beyond to provide us with the best experience. The weather forecast was showing rain for the whole day but the Sun King gave us the sun we needed in order to have a picnic in the gardens and enjoy the day and the bike ride. I know the palace visit seemed not too long but by the end of the tour we explored so much of the area, finishing in the early evening that I couldn't imagine adding up more hours to it. I highly recommend this tour to everyone and many thanks again to Mando / Manto for making this happen! :-)
Written 23 November 2022
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Christine P
10 contributions
Aug 2022
Very friendly guide...We went with 2 kids. Being real bikers or avid history buffs, unfortunately this tour does neither well. You are better off with an in-depth tour of Versailles itself indoors or renting your own bikes to do a real bike ride.

We had to meet at 8 am at a metro stop. Because the RER line was down to Versailles we then had to go to Montparnasse which is closer to where we were coming from. Because of the large size, we probably wasted about 30 minutes waiting for the group. Not a big deal per se until you realize the day is very long.

After taking the RER into Versailles, you walk to a bike shop. From there you get a bike and then bike to a market. At this point you are taking an hour to scramble for a lunch among lines, bathroom breaks and with two kids, this isn't really that fun. I would have grabbed something on the way and not waste an hour.

By noon, we still haven't biked or stepped into Versailles grounds. It was hot and kids are getting tired. We biked into the grounds to take a picnic. Lovely, but wish we had spent the morning in Versailles main palace when it was less crowded and less hot.

After the picnic, we went to Marie Antoinette's house and her farm. That was cute but it was already mid afternoon and hot. And we still haven't gone into the main palace.

We then bike BACK to the bike shop and then walk to the main palace. The bikes are somewhat used and have a few dents, and unfortunately mine hit a flat. The guide was great at repairing but again this stops the entire group of 20 while she fixes the flat. At this point the kids don't even want to go into the palace. There's a huge line out the palace and once inside, it is packed. The tour guide left us at the line, so this is all self service.

I unfortunately don't recommend this tour. The guide was friendly. But the planning and the order and depth of this tour just isn't good. If they had the guide inside in the morning actually explaining things in the main palace rather than biking and looking for food that would be a MUCH better use of time.
Written 1 September 2022
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aenigmaeffect
Montreal, Canada23 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We have been in Paris for 10 days, did 6 tours of all types: from free tours to private paid tours, but this one was the worst of all. It was so bad. We feel like we completely wasted our day. It was our worst decision to book with this company for their Versailles bike tour.

Some specific comments:
- Met guide at 8:30 AM, no piece of history of the castle before 1 PM.
- Guide is not a registered guide, thus not allowed to give information around buildings, but also NOT knowledgeable at all. Very flaky on history, checks info on his phone the same way we could do it, off on dates and names…
- lots of irrelevant small talk and his personal views opinions and comment just criticizing monarchy… not like relating the “officials” scandals or critics. Give false facts: like he had no idea of the full background of "let them eat cake" comes from and just make up non accurate story. He also doesn’t do the tour with us. Let us go around alone and no guiding around the petit Trianon, village, all: just says “I’ve seen it many times; just go yourself I’ll wait for you”… but we don't care that he’s seen it many times. That’s what guides do: they do it many times and explain to the guests what they know… he stays under tree or at the entrance, we had to use the Versailles audio guide to learn stuff…

So, what did we actually pay for? Just bike and transport. We thought we were getting a TOUR… we felt we were just babysat all day rather than having a tour.

We would just recommend buying train tickets and renting a bike yourself. Use the app for the info, you’ll be much better off and at least get appropriate information rather than approximate history facts and a one guys’ personal opinion. Even when asking about history facts… he’s not giving much.

To avoid at all costs.
Written 20 August 2021
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Alex C
London3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Just ok - very basic guided trip but not a tour. 7 hours of looking around the surrounding areas, an ok food market and Marie Antionette’s farm. Our tour guide was pleasant enough but we learnt very little about the history of Versailles just some anecdotes about Louis XIV. The bikes need some maintenance with loose handlebars and somewhat dodgy brakes - nothing dangerous, just uncomfortable. Once we got into the palace we realised that the free audioguide given is in fact an app you need to download in advance and take headphones. Again not terrible but we didn’t have any so had to pay €5 each for an actual audioguide. I had an ok day but would I recommend it? Sadly not - it’s just too long for not much reward.
Written 21 July 2022
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Erin Z
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
This was a long day that consisted mostly of bike riding. There was not a ton of information given on Versailles by our guide and we spent a good part of the day just riding around the grand canal which was nice, but not really what I went to Paris to do. Our guide kept riding ahead through the city and grounds and we had some slower bikers in our group that kept getting left behind, I felt bad for them. When we were done with the tour we were dropped at the palace to review on our own and we were so hot and tired and the palace was so overcrowded by that point of the day there wasn’t a lot of time for that. We didn’t see the formal gardens at all, or very much of the palace. The trip on the train and the metro was very hectic with a large group and they just leave you to get home on your own, we had been taking the metro for a few days so we were somewhat comfortable but there were others in our group that were very flustered by the experience and nervous about taking the train back. If you are taking this tour to see Versailles just know you won’t see much of it besides the grounds or learn much about it. If I am ever able to go back to Versailles I would just go on my own with an audio guide. I was very excited to do this tour and so disappointed at the end of the day.
Written 1 August 2022
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kevinjburke
Los Angeles, CA40 contributions
Jun 2022
Great tour. One of my favorite parts of our visit to Paris.

Excellent guide, and taking the bikes back through the gardens is absolutely key. There is no way to have fully experienced the vast opulence and beauty of the grounds on foot.

The trip to the market and subsequent lunch in the garden was a really special experience.

My one gripe is that upon first arrival you are sent into the palace alone for 90 minutes. We may have glossed over that part in the description, or not fully understood. We thought we would be guided through so didn't really do any research. It took us about 20-30 minutes to even figure out where to go, how to get the audio guide etc.
Written 7 July 2022
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Bang4Buck
San Francisco Bay Area5 contributions
Jun 2022
The BEST way to see Versailles. Chris was a fantastic tour guide, stopped at multiple points to explain points of historical significance. He did a great job taking care of us and prepping us as to what to expect, from the train ride to Versailles, food market tips, and of course, the amazing history of Versailles. We brought our 7 and 10 year old kids and they loved the bike riding through city streets as well as the Versailles gardens, and this was the highlight of their time in France!
Written 9 June 2022
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lvo812
Fairfax49 contributions
Jun 2022
Second time taking Fat Tire Bike Tours and thoroughly enjoyed the Versailles tour. Shout out to Dannie our guide for making it extremely enjoyable, smooth, and educational. She did an amazing job guiding a bike tour of 18 people, making sure everyone had an amazing time. Was impressed that she holds vast knowledge of the history, agriculture, and architecture of the grounds. Highlights were the Estate of Trianan, the Versailles market, and a picnic by the Grand Canal. This is the best way to see Versailles b/c you cover a lot of beautiful ground.
Written 4 June 2022
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