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Palace of Versailles

The great Palace of Versailles was the seat of power of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and his two successors, but it was also a hotbed of intrigue, where queens and royal mistresses played a central role.

Today, most visitors have access only  to the Palace’s formal side, but this Journey goes behind closed doors to discover the hidden face of royal life. Completing our Journey, the spirit of Versailles is toasted with champagne at “Ore,” the restaurant of the celebrated French chef Alain Ducasse at the palace, where you will learn about how the Royal court wined and dined.

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Thomas Garnier

Thank you so much for the opportunity to join the Versailles tour highlighting the women of Versailles. By being able to have access to rooms not normally open to the public, we were able to have an inside view of everyday, private lives and how this contrasted to the famously public pomp of Versailles. What a treat! In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed the commentary by Alan Riding on the history of Versailles.

Jean Katow and Ronald Rucker - United States

Thank you so much for the opportunity to join the Versailles tour highlighting the women of Versailles. By being able to have access to rooms not normally open to the public, we were able to have an inside view of everyday, private lives and how this contrasted to the famously public pomp of Versailles. What a treat! In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed the commentary by Alan Riding on the history of Versailles.

Jean Katow and Ronald Rucker - United States

A heartfelt thanks for last week's wonderful Journey. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and could have continued listening to Alan’s wonderful storytelling all evening! I applaud the Secret Journeys team for having created an exceptional experience!

Pepita Diamand – Paris, France