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

  • 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
Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entrance
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8:15am VIP Versailles Bike
8:15am VIP Versailles Bike
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 (30)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
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

Thank lorij1997
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Tour

This tour was a great way to not only see Versailles, but experience some of the culture of France. Our favorite part of the tour was stopping at the local market and among the locals picking out our picnic food and then enjoying it with...More

Thank janltr
Reviewed 1 week ago
Favorite tour & Favorite guide!

We had an even better than imagined experience on our day tour of Versailles! Samantha was thoroughly fun, knowledgeable, a great teacher and personable. I will recommend this tour to everyone I tell about the paris area.

Thank SherrieM M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Versailles Bike Tour with Fat Tire Tours was Highlight of our Trip

We just returned yesterday from a week in Paris and wanted to post a review on the Fat Tire Bike Tour of Versailles. This tour was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Johnny, met us at the designated location in Paris. He was fantastic....More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Superb guide (Nick - 5 star) BUT misuse of time and poor bike condition (3 star)

This is more of 3.5 star review. Our guide was an enthusiastic wealth of historical knowledge and stories. 5 stars for sure. The actual tour was a bit of disappointment as I had a bike that had a malfunction causing it to be in perpetual...More

Thank moock5
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Twila G
14 September 2018|
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Response from MKCP5 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was not guided of the palace. In fact, he dropped us at the door and departed. Which for us, I liked. You can meander for an hour or 5 depending on your preference. I believe there is VIP bike tour that does give... More
22 August 2018|
Response from MKCP5 | Reviewed this property |
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!
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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