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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris provided by Fat Tire Tours

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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

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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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1 Avenue Emile Zola
1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, FranceThis 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 t-shirt and holding a sign.
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  • 1
    Palace of Versailles
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Grand Canal
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    The Royal Chapel
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Fat Tire Tours
  • 4
    The Hall of Mirrors
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Le Grand Trianon
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Le Petit Trianon
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Carrefour Market
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Pass by Tapis Vert
  • 8
    The Queen's Hamlet
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 9
    Stop: 6 hours -
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You'll end at
78000 Versailles, FranceThis tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing. They may also return to central Paris with their guide.
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  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France
Return Details
78000 Versailles, France
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  • Audio-guide at Versailles
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - The Queen's Hamlet
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Rain gear is available at a fee of 1EUR paid direct which will be refunded if not used
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steven J wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington18 contributions6 helpful votes
When you visit Versailles we highly recommend you tour it by bike. We went through Fat Tire and our trip around the town and overall estate was accompanied by excellent food and a wonderful guide. Our family (4 adults) enjoyed this cycling tour. The tour start by cycling to a
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Date of experience: July 2019
Anthony_G_Vegas wrote a review Dec 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada4 contributions5 helpful votes
Great tour! It was the best way to see the chateau, the grounds, and the city - especially with a teenager. Sunday is farmers-market day in Versailles, so you get to shop in the middle of your tour for fresh meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies as well as cheap wine for your
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cynsny wrote a review Dec 2019
Yokosuka, Japan4 contributions
Our tour was great. The guide was early as we were at the meeting place and was clearly identifiable. She was helpful in choosing our picnic lunches and a knowledgeable guide for the grounds. This tour allows to see much more of the grounds than one can see in a typical visit
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Kajal R wrote a review Nov 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
This was the best way to see all of Versailles with two boys. Our kids are 8&9 and they had a blast. Johnny made it just as much fun for them while giving all of us lessons of French history. The summary states it’s 10 miles of bike riding, but it was easy riding as most of it
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Date of experience: November 2019
MNRetreat wrote a review Nov 2019
Lihue, Hawaii45 contributions25 helpful votes
We went with Jack on A rainy, cold day. We had a great time. Jack was the main reason. He was very personable and full of knowledge and included everyone in the trip, particularly the young person that was part of our group that day. It is quite a bit of biking but mostly
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Date of experience: November 2019
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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