Bike About's Versailles Bike Tour
We’ve organized a truly memorable day trip from Paris and a chance to experience this legendary village on bikes! After a short train ride from Paris, we’ll spend our day cruising through Versailles’ royal forests, into local food markets, to picnic by the Grand Canal, inside Marie Antoinette’s village, and to the infamous chateau. Most tours miss the best parts of Versailles on foot, but on the bikes- we'll see it all!
This tour is not about stuffy history lessons & boring commentary.
It’s about escaping the hustle & bustle of Paris. It’s about hearing all the fun stories & quirky anecdotes. It’s about food markets, cheese, wine, Marie Antoinette, tree-lined gardens, and a fantastic day in the French countryside.
WE'LL SEE & EXPERIENCE:
The world famous chateau
You’ll have free time to explore the infamous chateau, the hall of mirrors, royal apartments, royal chapel and more at your own pace. Chateau tickets & audio-guides are included in the tour price.
The Versailles farmer’s market
We’ll stop here to buy supplies for our picnic lunch in the gardens. Baguettes, cheese, pastries, wine and more available (not included in tour price).
The Versailles forest & Grand Canal
We’ll spend our day biking in the old royal forest, by the famous canal, and along
tree-lined paths, where France’s royalty
Marie Antoinette’s village
We’ll get a rare look inside the village & farm she designed in the Versailles forest- to indulge herself & escape the rules of the chateau. This is where, legend has it, she dyed her sheep pink!
The Grand & Petit Trianons
Used as summer houses for the royalty, we’ll pass by these two beautiful mini-chateau’s in the Versailles forest. Louis XV, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Charles de Gaulle all spent time here.
The Chateau Gardens
One of Versailles' true masterpieces & Louis XIV's playground, the Chateau gardens are truly unforgettable.