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Murders And Mysteries At The Court Of Versailles

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time-raw4 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
Château de Versailles

Spend a day discovering the secrets, scandals, and mysteries that have surrounded the beautiful and historic Château of Versailles. Your English-speaking guide will not only show you around the palace, but you'll also be able to witness the outdoor gardens and fountain show.

What To Expect

This is no ordinary excursion to the Château of Versailles; murder is afoot! If the magnificent castle walls could speak, they would tell many dark and daring tales; of murder most foul, of poisoned wine chalices, of scandals and betrayal. It was here that nobility; the highest officials in France, and of course the King and his royal household; lived in luxury and splendor. But what plots were being hatched under the ornate ceilings? What damning gossip was being whispered behind the heavy silk brocade curtains? The bored courtiers were jealous of each other’s positions and the pampered and powdered courtesans spread stories to bring down their rivals. Conspiracy. Intrigue. Spite.

We invite you to join us to discover these strange stories that history has tried to bury and keep secret. Your guide will take you into the heart of the royal court to learn about those who lived every day in constant vigilance and slept every night with one eye open. Hear the hair-raising tales of the Great Poisoning, the Necklace Affair, and more. Discover which part of the castle was built over a cemetery, and see where the ghost of Marie-Antoinette is said to walk at night.

After your visit, your guide will leave you to visit the gardens at your leisure, to discover the fountain show or musical garden show when running. Take your time and return to Paris at your convenience using your return train ticket when you are ready.

What is included?

  • Château de Versailles entrance
  • Guided visit in Château de Versailles
  • RER tickets round trip
  • Audioguides included if tour consists of 6 or more individuals

Is this experience for me?

  • Minimum group size of 2, maximum of 20

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Layered clothing, as some parts of the tour are outdoors

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
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