Skip the Line: Château de Versailles Murder and Mystery Tour from Paris

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Skip the Line: Château de Versailles Murder and Mystery Tour from Paris
from USD $166.64
Explore one of France’s famous castles and hear tales of scandal and revenge on this quirky, yet family-friendly, Château of Versailles tour from Paris. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, and then head inside with a guide to enjoy commentary that’s tailored to all ages. Hear stories of the daring feats and plots that have unfolded within the castle walls, and marvel at the Royal Chapel, War Room, the Hall of Mirrors and more.

At the end of your tour, enjoy free time to explore the castle’s gardens and admire its grand statues. Perhaps enjoy the Fountain or Musical Garden show, and then hop back aboard your RER train to Paris. You can board the train at a time that's convenient for you.
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In Brief

Paris, France
4 hours
Daily except Monday
Skip the line
Fully narrated tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Espace Saint-Michel, 7 Place Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France

You will meet your guide here to take the commuter train to Versailles together.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Stroll through the castle to view the Royal Chapel from the entrance gate, and explore the Hall of Mirrors, Hercules Drawing Room, Salon of Abundance, Mars Room, Peace Room, Salon of the Nobles and the luxury apartments of the King and Queen.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Feel free to visit the Gardens of Versailles on your own, included with your admission ticket. Stay to see the musical fountains or gardens should your tour include this option.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Round-trip transport by RER train
  • Licensed guide
  • Entry/Admission - Espace Saint-Michel
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Departure Point

1 Place Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France

Returns To

1: Château de Versailles, 78000 Versailles, France
2: Paris, France

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Good walking shoes suggested
  • ID for children is needed for proof of age on the day
  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Please be aware that this tour contains historic accounts of sex, violence, and murder that may be considered adult, or graphic. Participant discretion is advised.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Stephanie was an amazing guide and very well-read on the history at Versailles. She made the trip worth the wait.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Stephanie was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Our family really enjoyed her and the tour. We highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
This was the most amazing tour. It was just my husband and I, and our guide. Very knowledgeable and great humor. Made this trip so much more enjoyable. Stephanie was absolutely amazing and kind.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
Our tour guide David was amazing. His knowledge of Parisian history was incredible. He went above and beyond on his tour. David was patient and kind, spoke great English and taught us so much that we honestly didn’t know. The location itself was amazing. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
This was a very interesting and informative tour. The best experience was our guide Roberto, amazing story teller and very nice person. We learned lots of hidden details about royal life in Versailles, as well as nuances of political and cultural events of that time.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
This turned out to be the most amazing tour due to our guide, David Lambret! We met him at the metro station and took the RER out to Versialles. What I thought was going to be a four hour tour turned into 7 hours of great fun. David was extremely prepared, giving us information on more than just Versailles, but the history of France complete with maps and illustrations. Although we didn't get a lot of the murder and mystery, we got way more than that and would absolutely do this tour again.. as long as we had David as our guide. He gave us a fabulous tour of the palace, including getting access to a room with a scale model that no one else had access to. Then he gave us an extensive tour of the gardens, as well as taking us to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon. Perfect tour!
• Submitted 27 Mar 2017
Our tour guide Melissa was a lovely young lady with a passion for French history! It was a pleasure listening to her rendition of the history and stories of Versailles. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Versailles. There are tour guides and there are tour guides but Melissa was exceptional! Thankyou
• Submitted 06 Oct 2016
Had a great time and would recommend to anyone.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
Great to skip the line, fabulous guide, not sure it is appropriately named. The trip was quick and easy, and the Chateau was wonderful to visit. A personal guide made it much more interesting and kept my children engaged. The gardens are a must see....many hidden treasures with interesting stories amidst the winding paths.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
Excellent guide. Lots of helpful historical information. He really knew his stuff. Spent quite a bit of time with us. Really a nice guy. Only down side was that the tour was advertised as a murder and mystery tour, and this was strictly a basic tour.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
The only issue with this tour was the transportation strike. Our tour guide was wonderfully intelligent and knowledgeable about the art and history. Lunch after the tour would have made this a better tour.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
Our guide was late. We didn’t get earpiece so we could hear him. I guess he thought since there was only 4 of us that we didn’t need them
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019

In Brief

Paris, France
4 hours
Daily except Monday
Skip the line
Fully narrated tour