Chateau de Versailles Escapade

Visit the Chateau de Versailles and end the day with a hot air balloon ride

Located 16 km to the south-west of Paris, the Chateau de Versailles is the castle of all superlatives: 2300 rooms over 63,000 m2, the Palace of Versailles is one of the largest palaces in the world. With 60000 artworks and collections illustrating five centuries of French History, Versailles is one of the most beautiful and visited site in France. As you guess, you will need a whole day for visiting the Chateau, the gorgeous Park and le Petit Trianon…

By the end of the day, you can sublimate your travel experience with a magical hot air balloon ride !

Here is a program suggestion:

  • In the morning: take train “N” from Gare Paris Montparnasse to Versailles Chantiers
    Duration: 14 mins in average
  • Spend your day visiting Versailles castle, Trianon palace and wonderful gardens
  • Have a light dinner or bring light food and drinks with you
  • In the evening, take the train “N” from Versailles Chantiers to Maintenon
    Duration: 35 mins in average
  • Enjoy your balloon ride
    Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Return to Paris: take the train from Maintenon (or Rambouillet*) to Gare Paris Montparnasse
    Duration: 50 mins in average

Plan your trip: how to come to Maintenon


  • It is recommended to purchase your tickets in advance to prevent from queuing: official website
  • Prefer a guided tour to bypass the long waiting lines and get lot of interesting information on each room
  • Be flexible on the dates in order to prevent weather cancelation risk
  • Please note that the Chateau de Versailles is closed on Monday


Taxi service:

  • One-way Versailles-Maintenon or Maintenon-Versailles: 120 €

  • Round-trip Versailles-Maintenon-Versailles: 210 €