Guided tour: history and police investigations in Versailles
Walking tours

Guided tour: history and police investigations in Versailles

Language: French
Availability: See the calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • Let the atmosphere of the city surround you as your guide takes you through the streets
  • Learn more about the local culture first-hand
What to expect

From the Poisons Affair under Louis XIV, to the Landru Affair in the 20th century, relive the great criminal cases that shook Versailles! From the castle to the city's courthouse, passing through the old jail district, you will discover the underside of the great scandals that shook the monarchy.

But also a thousand and one miscellaneous facts reported in the police reports of the time. At the heart of a considerable judicial jurisdiction, Versailles later still vibrated with emotion during the trials of Zola or Landru which took place within its walls.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Guided walking tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Parking
  • Roundtrip transportation
Reduced price
  • Adult: full price
  • Youth (8-17 years old): reduced price
  • Children under 8 years: free
Where

Tourist Office of Versailles, 2bis Avenue de Paris, Versailles, France

Meeting point:

Arrive no later than 20 minutes before the scheduled start time

What to remember
  • 1.30-hour walking tour
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • You can bring snacks or lunch on the tour if you wish
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Visit in the streets of the city: some paved areas, some noisy areas
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When
  • Every Friday in August at 3.00pm
  • Between September to December, every second sunday of the month at 3:00pm
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Provider
Office de tourisme de Versailles
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins.

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