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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

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Tread in the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette during this full-day bike ride and tour of Versailles. Travel to the magical hamlet outside of Paris and enjoy ‘skip the line’ access at the 2,000 acre royal domain of French history and culture. Learn about palace life and Marie-Antoinette’s role in the French Revolution as you explore the area and see its famous Hall of Mirrors. Ride through the countryside on a comfortable bike and visit a local market to shop at glorious French food stalls. Round-trip train fares are included.
  • Skip-the-line privileges guarantee speedy entry to Versailles
  • Round-trip train tickets make it simple to travel from Paris
  • Travel by bicycle—all gear included—and cover more ground at Versailles
  • Explore the palace at your leisure with an audio guide
What to Expect
See how Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and French royalty lived during this full-day Versailles bike tour. Depart from Gare Saint-Lazare train station in Paris for Versailles. Included round-trip train tickets make getting around a breeze. Upon arrival, feel like a local as you browse a market and put together a picnic lunch (own expense). Next, take a bicycle tour of Versailles with your guide. All equipment is included, and you cover more ground pedaling through the palace gardens and other landmarks—including the Grand and Petit Trianons. As you go, learn about the history of Versailles, the life of Marie Antoinette, the French Revolution, and other stories and scandals from French history. Skip-the-line access means you beat the crowds and waltz into the palace. With an audio guide, see the glittering Hall of Mirrors and opulent palace’s other features. Explore at your leisure. Return to central Paris via train, where the tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
STARBUCKS COFFEE  2 Rue de la Pépinière.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
  • Local guide
  • Helmet and bike
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Trianons & The Hamlet
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring an ID for travelers under 18 years old
  • Infant seats are available if advised at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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What's often important about group tours is the clarity of the instructions regarding the meeting place. The meeting place was easy to find and our tour guides from Blue Fox Travel were easy to spot dressed in blue sweatshirts. Vanessa, our guide, got us easily...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Odyssey735804
Reviewed yesterday

This tour is a must, far exceeded our expectations. The train trip to Versailles is relaxing, then the market to purchase supplies for a picnic lunch is exceptional - so much variety and all so fresh. Cycling around the grounds just blows your mind -...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We began our trek through the ancient forests that pre-date Versailles Palace, with the charming guidance of Lena. She shared some captivating secrets of all of Versailles, with humor and sincerity mixed. Marie Antoinette opened her secrets in her charming wonderland-like village. Lunch was quite...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed yesterday

Really cannot fault Blue Fox on anything. Everything was so easy, our tour guide Guillaume was passionate, knowledgeable, and friendly. I loved shopping at the market before setting off on our bikes, which were easy to ride and comfortable. For a couple who normally avoid...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this tour! Lena, our tour guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and proud of her French history. We saw so much more of the grounds by bike than we ever would have walking. I hadn't ridden a bike in 30 years, but like they say,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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23 September 2019|
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Response from bdol3 | Reviewed this property |
It didn't rain on our tour. They provide a raincoat with each bike. I believe it would still go ahead because you have entry to palace at the end.
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17 September 2019|
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Response from shanna1001 | Reviewed this property |
We had about 10-15 in our group including the guide. We stopped twice, long enough for bathroom breaks. First we stopped at a local grocery/farmers market area w plenty of cafes and little shops to go in. We went through the... More
28 August 2019|
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Response from Deeannplusgod | Reviewed this property |
It might be a little long. My 21 year old had been traveling a lot and this exhausted her :( Perhaps you can find a 1/2 day option or an electric bike option. I think we did at least 10 miles plus the walking before and... More
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