9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Go to Versailles where you will explore the Château de Versailles with its glittering Hall of Mirrors which was used by Louis XIV as a council room, and the gardens which where laid out by the great landscape artist, Le Nôtre, who managed to perfect the model of formal French gardens. The visit includes: the King’s State Apartments, the Trianon, vast mansion-style lodges where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to work and retire from court life. Home to hundreds when the King was in residence, this palace constitutes a veritable city of elegant private rooms and public reception halls, set in a splendid park with fountains, hidden gardens, and a lake for boating.
Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant in Versailles suggested by your guide.
During the afternoon discover the famous Gardens & Fountains of the Chateau and the Queen’s Hamlet. Take advantage of some free time to stroll through the French gardens surrounded by sculptures statues, busts, marble vases made from 1661 by teams of sculptors initially supervised by Charles Le Brun, the King's favorite painter. Continue with The hameau which the best-known of a series of rustic garden constructions built at the time, notably the Prince of Condé's Hameau de Chantilly. The Hamlet, a small and rustic ersatz farm meant to evoke a peasant village in Normandy, was built on the far side of a landscaped pond. Begun in 1783 and finished in 1787 to designs of the Queen's favoured architect, Richard Mique, the hamlet was complete with farmhouse, dairy, and mill.
6.00 pm: Return to your Hotel in Paris