Versailles was first of all a lodge as King Louis XIII used it for hunting. It then became the French capital city and the most famous place in Europe when Louis XIV moved his court in 1682. Its end will occur with the French Revolution when parisians decided to bring back to Paris Louis XVI and his unpopular wife Marie Antoinette. In 1837 the Castle of the Sun king was then transformed into a Museum dedicated to "all the glories of France". During the visit we will admire the beauty of the public and private apartments of the three kings and Queens, the chapel and the most astonishing and impressive room in the castle: "The Hall of Mirrors" while learning about its daily routine, historical moments, opulent lifestyle, spectacular balls, and extravagant episodes. Then we will explore its gardens 'à la française' thanks to André Le Notre who was not only recognized for his work but who also became one of the most intimate friend of Louis XIV, admired and rewarded. After lunch or a café break, head for the more secret side of Versailles, with a visit to the beautiful Petit Trianon and the Domain of Marie Antoinette. A secret world far removed from the public life at the palace and accessible to only a very few. This gorgeous area is often seen as the hidden jewel of Versailles. Our expert local guides will skip long lines to bring the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing.