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Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entrance

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  • Full-day train and bike tour to Versailles from Paris
  • Ride the train from the capital to the famous royal suburb with included round-trip fare
  • Pedal along tree-lined paths and canals to reach outlying areas many visitors miss
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Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entrance
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Overview
Explore the unmatched opulence of Versailles in down-to-earth style on a full-day bike tour from Paris. Ride the train from the capital with a guide, then take a two-wheeled tour among canals and leafy boulevards to see outlying attractions many visitors miss, including the Queen’s Hamlet and Petite Trianon. Enjoy a French-style picnic in the famous gardens, and skip the line at the grand palace to access exclusive sections of King Louis XIV’s apartments, plus decadent highlights like the Hall of Mirrors and Marie Antoinette’s chambers.
What to Expect
Connect with your guide at Paris’s Dupleix Métro station in the morning, and together hop on a Versailles-bound train with included round-trip tickets. After arrival in the famous leafy suburbs, pick up your rental bike and helmet and pedal to a renowned market for French picnic provisions (own expense). Bike through some of the town’s more than 2,000 acres of tree-lined paths to reach the Queen’s Hamlet, a private rural retreat built for Marie Antoinette. See the replica farm where the queen once frolicked as a faux shepherdess, as well as her Trianon and Petite Trianon residences.

Take a break for a picnic in the sprawling, elaborately manicured gardens of Versailles near the end of the Grand Canal, where you can enjoy fantastic views of ponds, fountains, and statuary. In the afternoon, skip the lines with reserved entry to the UNESCO-listed chateau, and begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of King Louis XIV’s apartments, including a section that is not open to the general public.

Afterward, explore other areas of the opulent palace at your leisure, including the resplendent Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette’s bedrooms, and other royal apartments. Walk in blue-blooded footsteps on a stroll through the formal gardens before reconnecting with your guide for the return train ride to Paris, where the 8- to 9-hour tour concludes in the early evening back at the Métro station.
Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 6 November 2018
Fat Tire Bike Tour is the way to see Versailles!

Fat Tire Bike Tours is really well-organized and our visit to Versailles demonstrated how well they know what their doing. Our group gathered in Paris, was briefed on the day, and then hopped on the train for the 35-minute trip. Nick, our guide, was excellent....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kkeenan60
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile
Jack rules!

I literally joined trip advisor because I had such a great experience with Jack and wanted to make sure that he gets credit where credit is due! He was very patient, funny and knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend!

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 29 October 2018
A Picture Perfect Day!

I saw this bike tour a few weeks before our trip and mentioned if to my husband. It was a firm "NO". Bikes - no. Shopping in the market - boring. Picnic - absolutely not! I kept mentioning it and he finally agreed. I dare...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank jess731
Reviewed 19 October 2018
Fun and informative tour!

I didn't expect to have so much fun, whilst learning a deep, rich history of Versailles. I can't quite remember the name of our tour guide because this was back in July, but I remember that he's originally from Spain and can speak Spanish, French,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eatingtraveller2018
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Wonderful way to see Versailles; with wine and a little French History Lesson thrown in!

This was my third trip to Versailles; but my first one via bike... what a wonderful way to see the city and the Chateau. We loved the Versailles Marketplace where we selected items for our lunch and dinner... our tour guide Nick was great! Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lorij1997
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Twila G
14 September 2018|
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Response from shelbel04 | Reviewed this property |
We had the VIP Versailles Train and bike tour. We got to go in special door at Palace and bypass all the long outdoor lines. Our group had private tour of parts of the palace that most did not see. Then 2nd 1/2 of palace... More
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Faithsyd
22 August 2018|
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Sorry! Just seeing this. I believe the market is open every day, but double check with the tour company. Go on a weekday. The lines are horrendous all the time, but the weekend is the worst!
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Ben T
15 August 2018|
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Response from motogirlm | Reviewed this property |
There we maybe a dozen and a half in out group, mixed children and adults. FYI the kids did a much better job of keeping up with the guide than a good portion of the adults *in all three of the tours we took*. In fact in... More
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