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5.0 (11 reviews)


DURATION: 2.5 hours

NOT ICNLUDED: Admission tickets

OPTIONAL: Visit of Marie-Antoinette’s Estate


  • Visit the world’s most famous palace built for the Sun King Louis XIV
  • Admire the Versailles’ geometrical and rigorous gardens full of magnificent fountains
  • Enjoy peaceful country life at Marie-Antoinette”s farm (optional visit)


Visiting Versailles for the first time and don’t want to miss the very best of it? Afraid of getting lost in an immense palace and huge gardens? Then my introduction tour is made for you!

Due to reduced number of time slots for small groups, the guided tour of the palace is no longer available. You will visit the palace with an audio-guide or without it as I will provide you with all necessary historical and practical information in advance.

My Versailles tour will introduce you to the French history of the XVII and XVIII centuries. During this period France was at its apogee as the French kings were the most powerful European monarchs. You will learn about the Sun-King Louis the XIV and the guillotined queen Marie-Antoinette, hear the stories about the French Revolution and absolute monarchy. After visiting the most beautiful parts of the Versailles gardens, enjoy a self-guided of the palace including King’s Grand Apartments and the breath-taking Hall of Mirrors. If you wish you can include the famous Hamlet of Marie-Antoinette into your tour.

Here is our itinerary in Versailles:

– Departure from Paris with a suburb RER train or a taxi (12 miles = 45 min ride). Introduction to the history of Versailles

– Outside guided tour of the Palace. Necessary tips and historical background for a self-guided tour of the Palace

– Guided tour of the gardens including the main groves and fountains

– Introduction for an optional free visit of Trianon Palaces and the Queen’s Hamlet (possible during morning tour only). End of guide’s service

– Free visit of the Palace

– Free return to Paris

11 reviews for Versailles

  1. Rita Wachhorst

    Oxana made this outing a really wonderful experience for my grand daughter, Madeleine and her friend, Hope. It was a beautiful, educational outing and a beautiful day! Eat was exactly as they wanted and that I hoped I had arranged. We highly recommend her as a Tours By Locals guide to Versailles.

  2. Cassandra Laurenti

    Oxana was an amazing guide. Easy to understand and very flexible with our needs. Visiting Versailles was our top priority and she made the visit perfect.

  3. Sidney Keith

    Oxana was a fantastic guide. She made our visit to Versailles so much better than if we had tried to learn ourselves. She even gave us some commentary in the car on the ride there about the surrounding areas and about Versailles when we got closer, and she gave us some recommendations for other things to do and see! Thanks so much!


    Oxana had everyone in our group engaged with the story of Versailles. She has an infectious level of excitement for art history, & pointed out many things that would likely have gone unnoticed if we didn’t have her at our disposal. Logistically speaking, we appreciated her accompaniment through the Metro to Versailles – one less thing to worry about. It was clear that she has thoroughly studied every surface and aspect of the palace. We genuinely felt like this experience was a behind the scenes tour.


    Oxana gave us an expert tour of Versailles, including transportation there and back again. We enjoyed the afternoon with her and we’re impressed by the depth of her knowledge.


    wonderful person, very knowledgeable and fun.


    Great tour with a great tour guide!


    Oxana was brilliant, ushering us the best and most natural ways through Versailles. Her knowledge of the history engaged us for the entire trip from Paris to Versailles and gave us rare views in the gardens. Highly recommend her on your next trip. A must for the 20 rooms in the palace!


    We enjoyed our tour guide “Oxanna” so much. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. She spoke very clearly and precisely. Even though we are Americans, we understood her with no trouble. She was a joy to be with and was very helpful in answering questions about our visit to Paris. If we get a chance to go back to Paris, I will hire her again.

  10. TripAdvisor user

    Oxana is fantastic! A wealth of fascinating knowledge and she has a very pleasant personality to boot. Easily the best private tour our family has ever taken. We traveled around in a beautiful, air-conditioned van with a very helpful and safety conscious driver (not easy on Paris roads!). Merci Oxana for helping make our family trip very special!

  11. TripAdvisor user

    We had several tours with Oksana and all of them were done highly professional. They were interesting and at the same time not too overwhelming. Oksana is an amazing tour guide and it will be a pleasure for future tourists to use her services.

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