The Versailles Bike Tour

Escape the crowds and discover the ultimate way to experience Versailles.

Biking is the best way to experience all of Versailles in one day. We’ll make your bike tour experience stress-free, interactive, and tons of fun. Most other Versailles tours only see a fraction of what we’ll see during our bike tour through the legendary town & gardens of Versailles.

We’ve planned an unforgettable day trip from Paris. We meet first at our cafe (see the map below), then take the train to Versailles (tickets included) where we’ll get the bikes. Our first stop will be the amazing local food market where your guide will give you the best recommendations for cheese, meat, wine, and more! From there we’ll ride into the gardens, first exploring the formal gardens, then going to see Marie Antionette’s estate and gardens.

Next, we go visit the Grand Trianon, where Napoleon and future presidents spent their time. Then, with the food we got at the market, we enjoy a lovely picnic along the Grand Canal while admiring the Chateau. Finally, after taking the bikes back, you’ll enter the Chateau where you’ll be free to explore at your own pace.

Our tour is designed to be fun! It’s about escaping the bustling city for a day to learn some of the history and stories of Versailles. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy cheese, wine, Marie Antoinette, tree-lined gardens, Instagram moments, and a fantastic day in the French countryside.

Tour Highlights

  • Town of Versailles
    We’ll bike down the small streets and charming areas of this beautiful town.
  • The Versailles open air food market
    We’ll stop here to buy supplies for our picnic lunch in the gardens, including baguettes, cheese, pastries, wine and more (not included in tour price).
  • Versailles’ royal grounds, gardens & 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 once walked.
  • Marie Antoinette’s Village & Farm
    We’ll get a rare look inside the village the queen designed in Versailles’ forest- to indulge herself & escape the pressure of the chateau. This is where, legend has it, she dyed her sheep pink!
  • The Petit & Grand Trianon palaces
    Used as summer houses for the royalty, we’ll pass by these two beautiful mini-chateau’s in the Versailles forest. Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Charles de Gaulle all spent time here.
  • French picnic in the gardens
    A real highlight of the tour, we’ll picnic along the banks of the Grand Canal & enjoy our French specialties!
  • Versailles fountain show (depending on date)
    Depending on the day (Tues, Sat, Sun) Versailles’ 17th century fountains come to life and make the gardens even more amazing!
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Important Information

Meeting Point 

Meet us at our cafe in the center of Paris.
Le Peloton Cafe, 17 Rue du Point Louis Philippe, 75004.
Nearest Metro stops are
Pont Marie (Line 7) or
Hôtel de Ville (Line 1 and 11)
Keep in mind – Using Uber is often very slow!
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Time 

8:15 am – 5:30 pm (approx)
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your tour. We will go to Versailles by train and the train doesn’t wait for us!

Duration 

8 hours of easy going fun!

All Ages Appropriate 

Oui! (That’s French for yes!)

Cancellation 

100% refund 72 hours before the tour

Whatever the weather 

Tours operate rain or shine. Don’t worry, we have ponchos just in case it rains, and when it’s sunny remember your sunscreen!

Included 

  • Round trip train tickets
  • Bikes
  • Helmets if required
  • Versailles Farmer’s Market
  • Palace & gardens
  • Marie Antoinette’s village tickets
  • Timed entry tickets for the Chateau de Versailles
  • Lots of beautiful photo ops
  • What else could you need? 🙂

What to bring 

We advise bringing some cash as many market vendors don’t accept foreign cards.

Time inside the Palace

Everyone has time to wander freely inside the Chateau at the end of the bike tour (typically at 3:30pm). You might want to pre-load the free Versailles Palace Audio guide app on your phone before you go. It’s available for iPhone and Android. (Remember, admission to the Palace is included in the price of your tour.)

After this, you can travel back to Paris at your own pace using the train tickets we provided you.

** Bike About has our bikes AT Versailles already, so no need to carry them on the train!**

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The Versailles Bike Tour