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.
Our fleet of BMX bikes ensure that children from the age of 7 can easily keep up on our tour. Our guide has a unique talent for presenting the tour in a way that entertains and captivates all ages, and a day out in Versailles with Boutique Tours offers the perfect mix of family fun and French history. For those too small to reach the pedals, we have child seats available for use, free of charge. Simply let us know when you book, and we will have one ready for you on the day. If your family needs any other extra assistance please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Yes! To provide guided visits inside a museum or historical monument in France guides are required to hold a professional license of Guide-Conférencier. At Boutique Tours we are French State registered and accredited professional guides and hold the Carte Professionnelle. Therefore your guide is allowed to guide you both around the grounds and inside the sites! We do not hire unqualified guides. Keep in mind if you book a tour in which your guide will be leading you outside the grounds only, not inside the monument, they are most likely unqualified!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein
Einstein was right about lots of things, including this! We will have you riding confidently in no time. Our bikes are comfortable, stable and easy to ride, making your return to cycling that much smoother.
Unfortunately, we do not have the time to teach you from the beginning, so please only book on tour if you have at least a little riding experience.
Our guides love a challenge, and we have many secrets up our sleeve to make a rainy day as memorable and fun as a sunny day in Versailles. We have classy jackets to keep you dry, and know all the secret spots to take shelter in.
As our head guide, Stu, likes to say, “the harder it rains, the more memorable it will be…”.
We meet at 8:30am for a 8:45am departure at Café Le Notre Dame, 2 Quai Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France. Located right beside Notre Dame, this quaint café is a central point in Paris, with easy access on the metro from all over the city.
If you need a coffee and croissant to kick off your day, come along earlier and enjoy the morning view of Notre Dame. It is a perfect time of day to see Notre Dame and the River Seine before the hustle and bustle of the crowds.
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.
Our ticket prices include more than any other tour, including: a top class guide, an unbeatable tour, stylish and comfortable bikes (optional helmet), quality raincoats if the worst is to happen, return train tickets from Paris to Versailles, access to the Chateau, Royal Gardens (including the musical fountain show), Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet, the Grand and Petit Trianons, and a wealth of advice and recommendations for your holiday.