The Palace Gardens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour at Versailles

Versailles, France

From $9.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-guided walking tour of the gardens only and not the palace. It doesn't include entry." Learn more about French culture and history with a walking-guide tour of Louis XIV's gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Instead of wandering around alone, unsure of what you’re looking at, the handy audio-guide will tell you all about the trees and flowers, the design of the garden, the fountains, and interesting happenings here over the centuries. Take your time and tour at your own pace.
  • Enjoy the convenience of independent travel
  • The full tour takes around 100 minutes to complete
  • Download the tour to your device via an app
  • Does not include tickets to the palace

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Palace of Versailles
    Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

    The tour starts at Entrance A. Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/22/2020 - 6/24/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Palace of Versailles (Pass By)

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles (Pass By)

Parterre d'Eau (Pass By)

Latona's Pool and Parterre (Pass By)

Bacchus Pool (Pass By)

Bosquet de la Girandole (Pass By)

Saturn Pool (Pass By)

La Colonnade (Pass By)

Apollo Fountain (Pass By)

Bosquet des Domes (Pass By)

Bosquet de L'encelade (Pass By)

Flora Pool (Pass By)

Ceres Pool (Pass By)

Golden Children's Pool (Pass By)

Neptune Fountain (Pass By)

Bassin du Dragon (Pass By)

Three Fountains Grove (Pass By)

Bassin de la Pyramide (Pass By)

Vénus accroupie (Pass By)

Bassin du Nord (Pass By)

Bassin du Midi (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour doesn't include entry to the Palace or its gardens. Please check online for entry frees and opening times.
  • This is a self-guided audio tour of the gardens only and not the palace.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Showing 1-6 of 10 reviews
Very disappointed
Melanie_Y, May 2023
We weren’t allowed entrance to the tour because our screen shot picture of the ticket wouldn’t respond to the scanner. We didn’t have cell service to open the e-ticket.
I am screwed from you
Yonko_P, Aug 2022
You make me to buy tickets for audio guide instead of entry ticket. Not recommend ! Still waiting for my money back.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Yonko, we processed the refund within 24-hours of receiving the request so before you posted this review. We've tried to make it clear that entry isn't included in the cost of the tour.
Audio is free when you...
Marichel_U, Apr 2022
Audio is free when you pay for entrance to the garden therefore it is better to pay for the entrance which is €10 rather than this audio tour
Kompliziert und für uns ein Reinfall
Tina_V, Aug 2022
Es hätte klar im Internet stehen müssen dass es keine Tickets für die Gärten waren und wir kamen nicht rein!
Mala experiencia
Mariela_P, Jul 2022
Nunca empezó la grabación porque decía que estaba lejos del punto de inicio. Finalmente, no la utilice y fui recorriendo y buscando información por mi cuenta.
7 Stunden vor unserem...
Nicole_R, Apr 2022
7 Stunden vor unserem Besuch im Schloß Versailles wurde uns mitgeteilt, dass unsere Karten doch nicht zur Verfügung stehen …. Kosten wurden uns für die Tickets rückerstattet, für die dazugebuchten Audioguides wurde uns jedoch nichts retourniert!!! Haben noch kurzfristig über eine andere Firma einen tollen Besuch in Versailles buchen können!!!

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