Guided Tour of Versailles Palace + Guided Tour of the Louvre
After having been picked up
at the doorstep of your downtown hotel in Paris, Our
guide will escort you to the Château de Versailles, the former
residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Here you will be able to discover
the famous French-style gardens, the outside of Marie Antoinette's Hamlet
and the outside of the Grand and Petit Trianon. You will also be taken
by your guide inside the Castle for a one-hour guided tour around
the Grands Appartements and the Galerie des Glaces.
noon you will be back in Paris and we will dropped you off for lunch
in the Opéra district before continuing your excursion in the afternoon
with a guided tour (in English, Spanish or French) of the Louvre
Museum, and in particular its 3 main works: the Venus de Milo, the
Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da
Vinci at the beginning of the 16th century. You will then be free to spend
a little more time in the Louvre to visit other sections of the largest
museum in the world.
Tours are guided in English, Spanish or French.
For other languages, please contact us for availability.
Transport back to the hotel not included. Tour ends at the Louvre.
THIS TOUR WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED ON JANUARY 1ST, MAY 1ST, NOVEMBER 1ST, AND DECEMBER 25TH
Season: All Year Round
Scheduled Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
(No minimum passenger required)
Departures: From 8:30 am
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Pick up point: Your accommodation in Paris
Return point: Your accommodation in
| Feedback on 10/26/2011 from James|
I have taken this tour 3 times. It is great! I have also had friends take the tour and they have always enjoyed it. One recommendation would be to have the guide drop the guests off at their hotel when the tour is finished.
|Management response :|
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your experience and for your advice. A drop-off at the hotel would surely be a great idea. We decided to end the tour at the Louvre though to allow our guests to spend more time there and enjoy other parts of the Museum. Thank you for your loyalty. Paul
| Feedback on 8/4/2011 7 from Jean|
This is another great tour put on by Paris tour. Versailles and the guide we had were great from there we went to the Louvre and had a good tour there also.
| Feedback on 4/19/2011 from Jon|
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was amazing. Her knowledge on everything was superb, as well as her english. We liked that this tour included hotel pickup in the morning. We also liked the small group (only 6 total while at Versailles, and 5 while at the Louvre). For anyone wanting to visit Versailles and the Louvre, this was an excellent way to do it and I will recommend it to everyone I know going to Paris.
| Feedback on 9/5/2012 7 from Peter|
The tour was good, however, the venue was packed with people everywhere. Perhaps, there''s an after hour tour, with less people. Hands down the 2 ladies (tour guides) were fantastic.
| Feedback on 4/14/2011 from Joyce|
The half-day tour was great. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Wish I had taken the full-day tour. There was so much more to see.
| Feedback on 7/9/2011 1 from philipcarter|
the tour was good but could of done with a bit more varitey
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"Victory of Samothrace"
Samothrace (island in the North Aegean Sea) Circa 190 BC
For the Greeks, the goddess of Victory (Nike) was a beautiful
young woman endowed with wings. This exceptional monument, raised
upon the isle of Samothrace, set in a niche overlooking the sanctuary
of the Great Gods, celebrates success at sea. The goddess stands
on the prow of a galley, resisting the gusty storm, her right arm
undoubtedly held high. It was an ex-voto of the Rhodians for a victory
won at the beginning of the 2nd century BC: the attitude and the
animated draping prefigure the reliefs for the altar of Pergamum.
"Venus de Milo" Melos (the Cyclades islands) Circa 100 BC
In spite of lacking attributes, the size and the attitude of
this statue allow its identification as a goddess: Aphrodite, often
represented half nude, or Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, venerated
on the island of Melos. The style is characteristic of the late
Hellenistic period, which revives classical themes while innovating.
Thus the slipping drapery on the hips entails a closed stance and
introduces an instancy to the figure. It hides the joint between
the two blocks of marble that were sculpted separately, as were
the left arm and leg, according to an utterly new technique.
The Mona Lisa (1479 - d. before 1550) also known as La Gioconda
Vasari is correct, the portrait which Leonardo took to France, that
was acquired by Francois I, was of the Mona Lisa, who in 1495 married
Francesco di Bartolomeo di Zanoli del Giocondo. The title "La Gioconda"
would thus derive from this notable Florentine's surname. But in
Italian "gioconda" also means a light-hearted woman. With a lasting
effect on Italian art, this portrait stood for an ideal. The smile
that gives her life is, however, a feature of many of Leonardo's
figures. Several scholars have concluded that the portrait was worked
on over a long period, starting around (1505-1506 in Florence, and
it was finished during the course of Leonardo's peregrinations in
Milan or Rome.
extract from The Louvre Official Website / www.louvre.fr