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Trip to Versailles from Paris

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Trip to Versailles from Paris

What is the most economical and best value to travel and tour Versailles coming from Paris?

Thinking of going on a 1/2 day small tour but it seems expensive. $325 for 2 people which includes: travel to and from, tour guide and tickets.

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1. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

The round trip to Versailles only costs 6.70 € per person by RER C. By train from Gare St Lazare or Gare Montparnasse it costs just over 8 € I think.

Then you can choose what you want to tour in Versailles, there are several types of admission tickets, the most commonly purchased is 18 €: …chateauversailles.fr/prepare-my-visit-/sing…

So the total is usually around 25 € per person.

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2. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

Well, $325 certainly isn't even close to economical considering you can easily do it on your own for a small fraction of that.

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3. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

It's really not necessary to go to Versailles with a tour group. If you are looking to gain additional knowledge about the chateau, I would suggest you take the private apartments tour which you can do through the link in #1 or purchase on site. The audio guide is sufficient for most people to tour the main rooms and the gardens and other buildings on the grounds are best explored on your own IMO.

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4. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

Ditto to number 1.

If you are purchasing a museum pass it will get you into the the palace as well. If you go on a fountain day there is another charge for that a few euro per person. 325 is crazy.

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5. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

Here is an article from a newsletter called "Secrets of Paris"

secretsofparis.com/pdf-files/Versailles%20Mi…

"Top Ten Tips for a Stress-Free Visit to Versailles"

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6. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

Excellent tip sheet, travelnutty. Just what I was looking for. Thank you very much for posting the link.

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7. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

travelnutty that is a great trip sheet..

Pokieman, cannot even imagine spending that sort of cash for a 1/2 day visit, do it on your own, its easier then you may think and alot more fun when not rushed.

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8. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

Oh Joan, I agree. With some historical research in place beforehand, I am sure we will enjoy such a spectacular site, without the benefit of a tour guide. I like the idea of guided tours but in practice they frustrate me to end.

Edited: 4:18 pm, August 09, 2013
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9. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

That should be " to no end"! I am all thumbs on this iPad today!

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10. Re: Trip to Versailles from Paris

Thanks for the mini guide. I didn't properly see Versailles this visit. It's on my To Visit list for next time.

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