Castles

Discover the fabulous castles around Paris and all the French History with one of our licensed guides!

From Versailles to Fontainebleau or Vaux-le-Vicomte, choose the guided tour made for you!

Palace of Versailles

PALACE OF VERSAILLES

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DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 10am-5:30pm (6pm from April to September) / Closed on Tuesdays.

NOTE : Tickets included (except for the Gardens if they are not free)

This tour leads you to the emblematic palace of Louis the XIVth where the sun is king. The palace of Versailles isn’t only a castle, it also is the representation of pomp “à la française”, used to magnify its king. From the chapel to the king’s chamber, then through the sumptuous French garden, come to learn the kings dreamed lives as well as the secrets stories behind the golden decor.

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domaine de marie antoinette

Marie-Antoinette Estate

Marie-Antoinette Estate

MARIE-ANTOINETTE ESTATE

domaine de marie antoinette estate

DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 10am-5pm / 6pm (from April to October) / Closed on Tuesdays.

NOTE : Tickets included

The small Trianon and the queen’s hamlet are a haven of peace in Versailles’ park, far for the crowed. Thanks to this tour you discover with intimacy the most famous French queens of all time, Marie-Antoinette. Far from the court and its pomp, you enter into a small imaginary village, where farm animals and beauty are mixed in a peculiar beauty.

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Palace of Versailles

Versailles for kids

VERSAILLES FOR KIDS

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DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 9am-5:3pm (6:30 from April to October) / Closed on Mondays.

NOTE : Tickets included

In our tour “the Kings and the kids”, we offer a fun Scavenger Hunt into the Castle!
Kids have to find hidden details into the different rooms and have to answer to funny (and easy) questions about the Versailles daily life with the guide. It is a funny way to learn History. The guide plays with kids and explains more to adults. Therefore, Versailles becomes magnificent and fun!

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Louvre enfants Louvre for kids

Louvre for kids

Fontainebleau

FONTAINEBLEAU 

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DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 9:30am-5pm / 6pm (from April to September) / Closed on Tuesdays

NOTE : Tickets included

Strong with its 800 years of history, this castle is a true immersion into the French History. Less visited than Versailles palace, it is nice to enjoy its rooms and its gardens. Your guide leads you room after room, from the Renaissance period to the 17th century, then from the 19th century in Napoleon the 1st’s apartments to Napoleon the 3rd’s theater.

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vaux le vicomte

Vaux le Vicomte

Vaux le Vicomte

VAUX LE VICOMTE

vaux le vicomte

DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 10am-6pm / Closed from November to March

NOTE : Tickets included

Vaux le Vicomte castle is a 17th century jewel, built a bit before the Palace of Versailles and considered as its predetermination. This tour leads you inside this private mansion where Charles Lebrun paintings combined to Louis LeVau incredible architecture. Once outside, you discover the “first” French gardens made by André Lenôtre, and enhanced by a view to the Gilted statue of Hercules.

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fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

Maisons

MAISONS

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DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 10am-5pm / 6pm (on summer) /
Closed on Tuesdays.

NOTE : Tickets included

The Maisons castle is a 17th century private mansion. Eventhough, it isn’t a royal house it has nothing to envy from the Palace of Versailles. This tour takes you from the kitchens to the king’s apartment, built to welcome the king if needed. A marvelous suspended staircase brings you to the upper floor where the bal room is waiting for you to dance. From the first owner, René de Longueil, to Marshall Lannes in 1804 than to the banker Jacques Laffitte, this castle offers you the opportunity to enjoy a noble intimacy.

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malmaison

Malmaison

Malmaison

MALMAISON

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DURATION : 5:00

OPENING HOURS : 10am-5:30pm / 6pm (from April to September)
Closed on Tuesdays.

NOTE : Tickets included

The Malmaison house is an immersion into Napoleon the 1st and ,particularly his first wife, Josephine’s private life. Everything here is made according to her taste, elegant and following neo-classic and empire styles. Great collector, you will see her paintings, her musical instruments, her crockery and everything she needed day after day. Napoléon doesn’t miss the tour, you will admire his library, his board room or even his bedroom where Josephine used to read his a bed night story.

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parcours chateaux Maisons

Maisons

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