VERSAILLES – 2 DAYS
Explore the Château of Versailles and the Domain of Marie-Antoinette, staying overnight in Versailles.
A special private “visite privilège ” of Marie-Antoinette’s private apartments is an experience you will never forget. We’ll stand in the actual chapel where she was married on May 16, 1770 and the Opera House where the wedding reception took place.
We will see all of the opulent state apartments, including Marie-Antoinette’s beautiful bed chamber and the magnificently restored Hall of Mirrors but more importantly, we will also go behind closed doors and visit the private apartments of Louis XVI, including the dining room where Marie-Antoinette enjoyed hosting dinner parties for her friends.
We’ll enjoy the terraces and gardens that were a feature of Sofia Coppola’s film and spend a whole afternoon in the Domain of Marie-Antoinette – her favorite place in the world, with its little theatre, restored English Garden and the amazing hamlet and farm.
PARIS – 2 DAYS
Trace the steps of Marie-Antoinette after she and her family were forced from Versailles to live in Paris.
We’ll walk through the sites of the Tuileries Palace, the Temple prison and various homes of her friends.
At Carnavalet we will visit the recreation of the prison room at the Temple and see items belonging to Marie-Antoinette including her small shoes.
Follow Marie-Antoinette on the last day of her life, from her prison cell at the Conciergerie, along the route taken by the cart to the guillotine.
After lunch, we’ll follow the route all the way to the Chapelle Expiatoire where she was buried immediately after her execution.