Bike & Brunch: The Best of Versailles

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The Best of Versailles in Half a Day

Our Versailles Bike and Brunch tour is the most time efficient way to see the best of Versailles. Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can bike, brunch & skip the line?

Join us to ride, taste & hear the scandalous tales of the French Royal Family on this truly memorable half day trip.

What's Included

  • Adult: €117
  • Under 18: €94
  • Petit 2-4yrs: €37

When:  Weds & Thurs

Start Times: 8am & 10am

Book with Confidence: Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24hrs before the experience starts.

What to Expect

Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can bike, brunch & skip the line?

We take the train to Versailles where we are licensed to guide inside and Skip the infamous Line to explore the Château & iconic Hall of Mirrors. We ride through the town & breath-taking Royal Grounds. 

The stunning 2,000 acres of Versailles are far larger than most expect. You can save your feet, escape the crowds & discover secret places seen by few tourists & unknown to Parisians. Our bikes enable us to access places others cannot, the ride is leisurely, far from the Tour de France! 

Having worked up an appetite we lay out our French picnic brunch by the Grand Canal.

In France we take picnics very seriously: great company, baguettes, wine, cheese, local charcuterie, we will share with you our favorites. Be prepared to taste local food & picnic like a royal in the sun!

Good to Know

All adult guests must be ale to ride a bike. Leisurely riding on this tour – far from the Tour de France!

Prefer A Private Tour?

All of our tours are available as private experiences which are tailored just for you – Versailles at your pace with only your favourite people.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

* Please note that on our half day tour we do not visit the local market & the Queens’ Hamlet due to time restraints. If you would like to see these & the musical fountains show check out our Full Day Versailles Tour.
  • This far exceeded my expectations. Pascal was our tour guide through everything except the palace, while Stu was our guide in Versailles proper. Their knowledge and passion and ability to... read more

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    Stu and Niki were incredible. Stu has an incredible knowledge of history and made history so entertaining. We spent just under two hours doing the Versailles building and all of... read more

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    This must be the best way to see Versailles. I highly recommend this guided tour. The bikes allow you to cover the grounds of Versailles in a fun and easy... read more

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  • Niko was an amazing guide in Versailles. I got to see things I never would’ve if I had gone by myself, and am so happy I did this! It was... read more

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    We absolutely loved our biking tour through Versailles. Even on a cold day with questionable weather, the entire process was smooth and well-coordinated. Our guide, Irena, was extremely knowledgeable and... read more

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    We (2 adults, 1 teen) did the Versailles Food and Palace Bike tour. Stu and Niki were amazing. The communication before the tour was great. We had... read more

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  • This experience was so fantastic! Melli’s historical perspectives made history come alive. The day was one of my favorites during my time in France. This tour is the... read more

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    This experience was awesome! The best tour we did during our stay in Paris. Our guide Niko was super friendly, funny and knowledgeable. It was pouring rain at the beginning... read more

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    Highly recommend the Versailles Bike tour!! Maeva was incredibly knowledgeable and fun, Niki and Stu had everything well organized. Great way to see all Versailles has to offer in one... read more

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    Such an amazing experience. Loved every minute.
    Our kids ages 5 & 7 said it was their favorite part of our Paris holiday. So nice for them to get into...
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    My husband and I LOVED this experience! Our guide, Nicolas, was super friendly and knowledgeable. You could tell he truly enjoyed his job and teaching us about Versailles’ history. All... read more

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You'll Love

Skipping the lines into the Château, to see the famed Hall of Mirrors, while your guide shares insights and stories, bringing history to life.

Experiencing the best of French culture through food carefully chosen fresh from our local market, just for you. Riding away from the crowds into the beautiful grounds of Versailles.

Easy to find.

Our Versailles Bike Tour meets at a café in central Paris.

Le Paris Montparnasse 43 Avenue du Maine Paris 75014

We take the train to Versailles where bikes are ready & waiting. We recommend using the app City Mapper to navigate your way around.

Want to meet directly in Versailles? No problem, just let us know

Frequently Asked Questions

It is almost as if Versailles was designed with our bike tour in mind. The majority of our ride takes place within the Royal Gardens, where we can enjoy stress-free cycling, far from the traffic and crowds. Outside of the gardens, cycle paths weave their way throughout the town and are set on the footpaths, away from traffic.

We meet at a café in central Paris: Le Paris Montparnasse Café, 43 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris.

The café is across the road from Gare Montparnasse train station, which has excellent metro connections on lines 6, 12, 4 & 13. We recommend using the app CityMapper to best navigate the metro while you are in Paris, it is free to download & you can save journeys to use offline. Input the exact address to avoid any confusion – there are a few cafés with similar names! Do feel free to come earlier for a coffee & croissant to kick start your day.

Once in Versailles we saddle up on bikes that are stored at our base in Versailles.

Of course. All our tours of Versailles include a guided tour of the Palace with a fully licensed member of our team. We do not abandon you with an audio guide. We use earpieces so you can hear your guide, can ask questions & don’t miss a thing! If there is one Palace in the world to visit, this is the one!

We limit our group sizes to 12 riders per group in Versailles to keep you safe, cover more ground & offer a personalised experience.

Absolutely not, our bikes are located in Versailles. 

Yes, simply let us know in the notes section when you book and we will contact you with details of where and when to meet us in Versailles.

We provide all the essentials for your day in Versailles; all you need to remember is to pack your camera and comfortable clothes.

No. All tickets, travel (including train tickets to and from Versailles), access to Versailles, the gardens, and the gardens are all included.

Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

This is our most comprehensive tour of Versailles. It is a full day but not structured like a normal tour with plenty of time to relax, drink wine, ride a bike and explore. On this tour we visit:  

  • The town of Versailles
  • The award-winning farmers market
  • The Inner Gardens & Fountains (on set days)
  • Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet
  • Picnic by the Grand Canal
  • Guided Tour of the Château
  • Picnic lunch at guest’s cost, while exploring the local farmer’s market

Bike & Brunch: The Best of Versailles

This tour is designed for those travellers who wish to see as much of Versailles as possible in just half a day. On this tour we visit:  

  • The town of Versailles
  • The Inner Gardens  
  • Picnic by the Grand Canal
  • Guided Tour of the Château
  • Lunch provided

We frequently have children join our tours, and have a fleet of children’s bikes, tandems, child-seats and helmets for them – we love sharing the day with families and take great pride in entertaining and ensuring the safety of all ages throughout the day. 

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