Murders and mysteries tour at the Court of Versailles
Attractions & guided tours

Murders and mysteries tour at the Court of Versailles

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Every day except Monday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • Smaller group size gives you a personalized experience in good company
What to expect

Discover the dark side of the Court of Versailles with this unique murders and mysteries tour of Versailles Palace.

If the magnificent castle walls of the Palace of Versailles 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance to the Versailles Palace
    • Entrance to the musical fountains and gardens (when operating)
    • Round-trip tickets for public transportation from and back to Paris
    What's not included
    • Tips/gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (6-11): reduced
    Where

    1 Place Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet in front of cafe "Le Départ". Metros Saint-Michel (M4) or Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame (RER B). Please make sure to be there 10 minutes before the tour starts.

    What to remember
    • Musical Fountains Shows or Musical Gardens take place from 3 April to 31st October 2020, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
    • Baby strollers or baby backpack carriers with metallic structure are not allowed inside the Palace, only allowed in the gardens.
    • Group tour up to 20 people
    • Comfortable shoes recommended
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    When

    Every day except Monday
    Departure at 10.30 am

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    Provider
    Meeting The French
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the experience begins.

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