Beat the Traffic Half-Day Versailles Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle

Ride through Paris to visit the Palace of Versailles grounds, Marie Antoinette’s Temple, and more

Travel Flexibly · 3.50h · Paris, France

Have to check the Palace of Versailles off your France bucket list, but don’t have time for a full guided tour and Paris’ traffic? We’ve put together this guided tour package just for you, complete with a fun and convenient motorbike ride through central Paris to the palace grounds. Your small group will follow an expert tour guide to the Palace of Versailles, where you’ll become acquainted with 17th-century French architecture and the local history while exploring the palace grounds.

  • New Tour
  • Visit Versailles in style!​
  • Enjoy the scenery
  • Joined by an expert guide
  • Petit Trianon
  • Grand Trianon
  • Place du Marché Notre-Dame
  • The perfect day in Versailles

Before becoming immersed in French history, you’ll start on Pont de Bir-Hakeim in Paris, the meeting spot for this guided tour. Hop onto your motorbike or in the sidecar and enjoy a scenic ride through Paris, leaving the traffic behind. Your destination is the stately grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where history is written on the walls and scattered throughout additional spots like Le Grand and Le Petit Trianon palaces. Follow your guide through time to learn about Marie Antoinette’s rule, the importance of the palace, and so much more. The benefits of a small group will be evident as your guide can offer a more customizable experience and shape the tour to fit the overall interests of the group.

Beat the Traffic Half-Day Versailles Tour

Your half-day sidecar motorcycle tour of the Palace of Versailles includes:

  • Retro motorcycle with a sidecar

  • Stop at the Palace of Versailles

  • Views of the main chateau, Le Grand Trianon, Le Petite Trianon, and Marie Antoinette’s Love Temple

  • Stop at Place du Marche Notre-dame

  • Views of the Grand Canals

  • Expert local tour guide

  • Round-trip from central Paris

  • Helmets

  • Rain gear, if needed

A Scenic Ride from Central Paris

Before you can step into France’s past, you’ll need to ride through its present. On Pont de Bir-Hakeim, you’ll find a motorbike and sidecar waiting, and it’s on these that you’ll ride through Paris, following your tour guide and bypassing traffic on your way to the Palace of Versailles. It’s a scenic and comfortable ride as your guide safely maneuvers through the streets to get you to your destination.

If you’re in the sidecar, there’s a lot to take in as you enjoy the comfortable breeze. Kick back and take in the many sights of Paris, including the expansive grounds of the palace.

Stepping Foot Into History at the Palace of Versailles

The rich history of France is alive at the Palace of Versailles, and it’s impossible to overlook the 17th-century touches that have lasted centuries. You won’t have to worry about the line to get in as your tour stick to the grounds and exterior locations to accommodate the shorter day while still offering a glimpse into the past.

Admire the estate grounds and listen closely as your guide explains how the Palace of Versailles came to be. You’ll move freely across the grounds and visit Le Grand Trianon palace and Le Petit Trianon palace to learn even more about France’s vibrant history. Expect stories of notable names like King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, who both once sat as rulers of the French.

Your guided tour will include a stop at Marie Antoinette’s Love Temple, which the former queen could see from her room in the Le Petit Trianon. Hear about the last Queen of France’s rule and the scandals surrounding the regal names associated with the Palace of Versailles from your knowledgeable tour guide.

Views of the Grand Canal

Along with your customizable tour of the Palace of Versailles your sidecar motorcycle excursion will make a stop at the Place du Marche Notre Dame, a local town market square. Here, you’ll enjoy an impeccable view of the stunning Grand Canal. Take a moment to drink in the striking scene, grab a few photos, and return to your motorbike to ride back to where the tour started.

What you get with this tour
Avoid the traffic
Retro motorbike and sidecar
Visit the Palace of Versailles
Le Grand Trianon
Le Petit Trianon
Marie Antoinette’s Love Temple
Place du Marche Notre-Dame
Views of the Grand Canal
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

A bottle of water is recommended, as are comfortable shoes to help while walking across the palace grounds. There is some walking involved, so dress comfortably.

What to bring?

A bottle of water is recommended, as are comfortable shoes to help while walking across the palace grounds. There is some walking involved, so dress comfortably.

Is a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles included?

This tour does not include entry tickets. Your tour will include a local, attentive expert tour guide that will provide a customizable tour of the palace grounds.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, there is no lunch during the half-day tour.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

The sidecar motorcycle tour from Paris requires that you can comfortably sit on a motorbike or in a sidecar. If you have concerns about your ability to do so or your overall mobility, we recommend you take our Private Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

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