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Bike & Brunch Versailles

Bike & Brunch: The Best of Versailles

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The Best of Versailles 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 trip.

What's Included

Skip the Line

We hate lines, skip them with us & let us guide you all the way through to the Hall of Mirrors, King's Bedroom & beyond.

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The Best Guides

It's like being shown around by a friend, who is super qualified, guides inside, has epic stories & great insider tips!

All Travel

Meet in Paris & travel together to Versailles. Train tickets to & from Versailles included. Bikes located in Versailles.

Picnic Brunch

Enjoy our handpicked French favorites chosen fresh from our local award winning market. Délicieux!​

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Small Group

With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd. We can cover more ground & keep you safe.

Guided Château Tour

Because Versailles is nothing without its stories & audio guides just don't do it justice.

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! If you are looking for a unique experience, out of the city, away from hoards of tourists, & want to make the most of your time in Versailles- look no further than this trip!

The town of Versailles (our home!) to explore the King’s Château, Bedroom, State Rooms, Hall of Mirrors & gardens, previously home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century!

  • Meet in Central Paris & travel together to Versailles
  • Vegetarian, vegan & special dietary options available upon request
  • Bikes based in Versailles
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike
  • Moderate fitness level required
  • This tour does not include Marie Antoinette’s Estate
  • Expected return to Paris: 3pm
  • Bike & Lunch does not have quite the same ring to it as Bike & Brunch – please note that our brunch is closer to lunch time, so do make sure to have breakfast before the tour.
  • We guide you inside the palace, we do not leave you with an audio guide at the end of the day.
  • At the end of the day we cycle back to the train station so you do not need to walk back on your own.
  • All tickets Château, inner gardens & transportation included in tour & tour price.
  • No need to carry your bike on the train from Paris our bikes are based in Versailles.
  • We live in Versailles.
  • Small Groups: 12 riders max.
  • Adult: €117
  • Paris Museum Pass €102
  • Under 18: €94
  • Petit 2-4yrs: €37

When: Weds & Thurs

Start Time: 8am 

Please arrive 15 minutes before, especially if you need coffee!

Book with Confidence: 

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded up to 24hrs before the experience starts.

Looking for a Private Tour?

We offer all our tours as private and are happy to customize them for you!

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

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.

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  • positive review the experience was incredible. my wife and I just ended our trip to Paris with the tour around the city. what I saw and learned is undescribable. Nikki, Stu and... read more

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    Frank Venturo

    positive review Best tour in Paris, 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Stu and Niki are so great from the beginning. Very kind, excited and happy to have us, they summarized our tour and got...
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    Christopher Kenneth Klein

    Hands down the best tour I have ever been on. Stu and Niki have a wealth of knowledge of the area and kept us away from the crowds the entire... read more

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    Ernesto Calderin
  • 5 star ratingWorld-class, fantastic memory-making experience Our Tour of Versailles with Stu & Niki was quite possibly the best vacation day of our entire lives. Please ignore that one person who ridiculously gave the only four-star... read more

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    MustardKing

    5 star ratingFantastic bike tour of Versailles This is an overdue review of our bike tour in September. Nicolas was our guide for the day and he was fantastic. We really enjoyed the whole day,... read more

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    Annieco1

    What a day we had with Stu (and Nikki)! Every detail was accounted for - from getting out to Versailles (and back), to skipping every headache-y line imaginable. Stu knows... read more

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    Laura Hipps
  • positive review Great balance of touring the Palace, history, humor, nature, picnic and bike riding. Highly recommended.

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    Susan Bonanno

    positive review The Versailles bike tour guided by Stu and Nicki was our favorite excursion during the six wonderful days exploring Paris with our family of five (children ages 6, 8, 10).... read more

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    Christopher Dyke

    positive review This was my favorite part of our trip! Did both the Paris night tour as well as the Versailles ... both tours have a different vibe, both are cool,... read more

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    Brandee Bickle
  • Really great bike tour! Niki and Stu both were welcoming and provided detailed descriptions, plus the boat at the end was great. Would definitely repeat and looking forward to explore... read more

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    Flor Siegfried

    Do NOT attempt Versailles any other way. Stu was great! He has a way of telling the history in an interesting way as a story. We learned... read more

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    Mark Koncurat

    5 star ratingThe HIGHLIGHT of our trip!!! All I can say is WOW. We didn’t just do one tour with these guys, we did TWO, and they were the highlight of our week in Paris. The night... read more

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Easy to find.

Our Bike & Brunch Versailles 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.

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Versailles Bike Tours FAQs

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 some euros for your picnic lunch.

Yes, we include the inner gardens and fountain show as part of our tours. However, please note the fountains only turn on at set times, on set dates:

Every Saturday and Sunday from April 4th to November 1st 2020, and some exceptional dates (May 8th and 21st, July 14th 2020). 
-Every Tuesday from May 19th to June 23th 2020, and Friday April 10th 2020.

We still visit the inner gardens on days the fountains do not run as Versailles “was a garden before a castle, a feast before a garden, a night before a thousand suns. If you want to understand what Versailles, one must first walk through its gardens”.

No. All tickets, travel (including train tickets to and from Versailles), access to Versailles Palace, the gardens & grounds 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

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