How often do you get the chance to travel back in time? Just last week I got the chance to  enter the opulent palace of Marie Antoinette in the halls of Versailles, thanks to HP. Booked through get your guide,  the City Wonders secret rooms V.I.P tour was an exclusive look inside the king’s private apartments not normally open to the general public.

Versailles city wonders secret rooms tour

Versailles city wonders secret rooms tour

“The palace of Versailles Louis XV and XVI and their queens (and mistresses) would escape from the prying eyes of the Court of Versailles. In the days of the French Court, these private apartments could only be entered by permission of the king, and courtiers would do almost anything for an invite.”

Every room was breathtakingly opulent from the King Louis library to Antoinette’s dining room, resplendent with family portraits, personal furniture, and art collections the tour was a step apart from the crowd. From room to room there seemed to be more doors within doors. Carefully curated, every fine intricate detail of the palace has purpose. We stepped back in the main palace over the velvet rope after marvelling at the games room where royalty gambled. This tour is all about the timing, as there wasn’t the opportunity to see  the opera house or the chapel, as they were in use, but I also got the chance to take in the spectacular acres of the magnificent garden.

 

Versailles city wonders secret rooms tour

Versailles hall of mirrors

Versailles hall of mirrors

Versailles city wonders secret rooms tour

Versailles city wonders secret rooms tourPalace of Versailles garden