Is there a minimum number of people required to organise a private day in Versailles? We arrange visits for 2, 5 or 10 people depending on the availability of our guides.
Is it necessary to book a So Versailles day in advance?
Different factors will affect your booking; the season, the numbers involved and, of course, your particular requests. The earlier your events can be booked, the more likely we are to be able to accommodate them. Normally, however, we require at least four working days in order to guarantee the quality of service on which we pride ourselves.
How much does a day event organised by So Versailles cost?
Prices vary in relation to your chosen options and the numbers involved.
- A private guided visit to the Palace followed by a gourmet lunch at the King’s table in a beautiful apartment with views over the Palace grounds, costs 400 euros* per person based on a group of 6. For a group of 8, the price falls to 300 euros per person. * Price includes entrance fee to the Palace and grounds, the presence of a So Versailles representative throughout the day plus a certified guide for the Palace tour itself, the exclusive rent of the apartment, the meal, wine and coffee. Transport not included.
- A Day in the Life of Marie- Antoinette including guided visit to Marie-Antoinette’s estate, followed by a lesson in the creation of macaroons will cost 130 euros* per person for a group of 8. * Price included entrance fee to Marie-Antoinette’s estate, the presence of a So Versailles representative throughout the day, the macaroon workshop and the accompanying gift box. Transport not included.
What type of events can you organise?
We can organise any event that calls for a high level of professionalism as well as a sense of conviviality: celebrations, lunches or dinners, marriages, family reunions or dances (for 2 to 200 people)
We’re a family with children interested in visiting Versailles, what would you recommend?
Having already travelled with children of all ages, we consider ourselves specialists in family-orientated events. In addition to a visit to the Palace specially adapted for younger children, we offer a range of fun activities designed to delight youngsters and teenagers alike (rowing boats, dressing-up, pony rides, farm visits, outside games…) We also look after children whilst parents enjoy more in-depth cultural visits.
How do we get to Versailles?
We work with certified and experienced drivers from Versailles Limousines or from Skippy who will pick you up from and take you back to Paris, or elsewhere in the area.
How can you guarantee exclusive conditions for a visit to the Palace?
The Palace of Versailles is visited by nearly 5 million people every year. It is therefore necessary to avoid days when visitor numbers will be especially high, as well as the most popular routes. Knowing a few good tips will help make the most out of your visit. For example, avoid if possible the famous Hall of Mirrors on a Tuesday morning- since all Paris museums are closed at this time, most tourists think it’s the ideal moment to visit Versailles!
I love Versailles and already know the Palace, what else could you propose?
For those who have already visited the Palace, Versailles still has lots to offer. We suggest a variety of activities which explore the city’s most unusual and well hidden treasures. From a trip to the market followed a private cookery lesson, to a carriage ride dressed in period costume. Also available are visits to the Jeu de Paume museum or the Grand Carriage museum, bike rides to Gally farm where you can pick seasonal fruits, a tour of the old jail district with its many antiques shops, tastings of regional produce or even an introductory course to the art of gilding.
I’m visiting Versailles for the first time, what activities could you suggest?
Here are, in no particular order, some of our tips for first time visitors: Try to dedicate at least as much time to the interior of the Palace as to its gardens and the park, avoid visiting the King’s Grand Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors between the hours of 10 and 12, make sure you see the Petit Trianon, wear comfortable shoes or consider hiring a bike or an electric buggy, plan a comfortable break away from the crowds, perhaps whilst drinking a glass of champagne at the far end of the Grand Canal, don’t forget to pay a visit to the loveliest of the gardens; the King’s garden, and finally, aim, if possible, to come back again with more time to spare.
I’m going to be visiting with a person with mobility problems, how can this be accommodated for?
We have planned a specially adapted route with sufficient time set aside for pauses if necessary, as well as wheelchairs and/or electric vehicles for travelling around the grounds.
How much time does a visit to the Palace take?
A fast-paced tourist can cover most things in two hours, including time spent in the gift shop; however, we would recommend at least 3 hours for first time visitors. To truly appreciate the magic of Versailles, you should plan to spend an entire day, allowing time for long pauses in some of its most impressive spots.