What you'll do
Join us to explore, taste & hear the scandalous tales of the French Royal Family on this truly memorable day trip combining the world's most famous Château & winner of France's best food market. We take the train to Versailles where we are licensed to guide inside and Skip the infamous Line to explore the Château, its opulent rooms, iconic Hall of Mirrors & gardens. Far from a boring history lecture, join our dynamic team of foodies & historians who love what they do. Having worked up an appetite we make our way to our local market (winner of the best market in France) for lunch. In France we take our market lunch very seriously: great company, baguettes, wine, cheese, local charcuterie, crêpes & pastries, we will share with you our favourites. Together we explore the market visiting artisanal shops, meeting producers & discussing what makes them special and tasting along the way. Be prepared to taste local food & eat like a Royal! If you are looking to tick off the world’s most famous Château in addition to discovering the local town of Versailles (arguably the Frenchest town ever!) & it’s award winning market- look no further than this trip! GOOD TO KNOW: -Group Size: limited to 10. -Total Cost 130€: 110€ online to secure you spot, 20€ on the day for entry tickets. -If the weather is good we would use bikes to get around, see more & avoid crowds.
Stu & Niki
Local to Versailles for 20 years & deeply passionate about France, travel, history & food. Following years as a Historian & official State Licensed Guide I founded Boutique Food Tours to offer fun, bespoke off the beaten path experiences ideal for foodies, inquisitive adventurers & story lovers. We combine the must see sites with what the French do best: cheese, bread, charcuterie, chocolate, pastry, and wine. We escape the crowds, skip the long lines, guide inside museums & show off the very best hidden gems. We are excited to share with you our hometown, local knowledge & recommendations. Versailles has a way of capturing the hearts of all who visit, we love it so much that we moved here & we hope you’ll love it too! We pride ourselves in providing a personalised experience in a small group setting of no more than ten guests.
A French lunch: we provide a selection of our favorites from our local award winning market. We share the very best of what…
Wine tasting with a local Sommelier, soft drinks & juice for those who do not drink & a bottle of water.
-Skip the Line Access & Pro Guiding Inside. -20€ to be paid on the day for entry tickets. -We are amongst the few licensed to…
-Return Train Ticket. From the meeting point in Paris to Versailles and back after the experience. We avoid busy trains. Much…
-Rain coats, umbrellas & good humour if it rains, scarves & gloves in the winter.
Where you'll be
The town of Versailles (our home!) & Palace to explore the King's Château, Bedroom, State Rooms, Hall of Mirrors & gardens, previously home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century! Our local farmers market, wine specialist, cheese shop, bakery & favourite crêpe stand!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
-We Skip the Line & Guide Inside the Château, we do not leave you with an audio guide --Vegetarian, Vegan & Special Dietary Options available upon request -20€ for Versailles ticket to be paid on the day -Group Size max 10 per Group (we honour this commitment) -Full Food Market: Tues, Fri, Sun
Versailles in Winter: Food & Palace Tour
$126 / personNew experience
$126 / person