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RUN VERSAILLES GARDENS

Versailles, France

Experience hosted by Pierre

90 minsHosted in English and French
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

Energize your day with a morning run in the beautiful Versailles gardens!

This unique sightrunning tour will take you through the iconic corners of the park and its hidden gems. At comfortable pace we will complete a ~1h30 (9 km / 5 miles) circle. Our trip is adapted to the ability and preference of the group.

- We start and finish in front of the Palace
- Notable stops include gorgeous fountains & vantage points, my favorite Groves, Trianon, and some secret spots of mine
- I will share the story of the monuments and help you understand what life was like in Versailles

I would love you to join my daily run and share the history of my city Versailles!
Other things to note
I will have water to share with the group but please bring your own bottle.

Your belongings can be stored in my locked car.

The experience does not include shower or a place to change.

It does not include tickets for the palace.
Energize your day with a morning run in the beautiful Versailles gardens!

This unique sightrunning tour will take you through the iconic corners of the park and its hidden gems. At comfortable pace we will complete a ~1h30 (9 km / 5 miles) circle. Our trip is adapted to the ability and preference of the group.

- We start and finish in front of the Palace
- Notable stops include gorgeous fountains & vantage points, my fa…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water during the run.
  • Tickets
    Tickets to the Musical Gardens season (April - October): aquatic events org...
  • Equipment
    Stops at key landmarks and landscapes with insights.

Meet your host, Pierre

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hi. I'm Pierre and I run Versailles everyday!

I lived in France, Canada and Singapore. Through my travels I always enjoy discovering new places via running. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you on my run!

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Where you'll be

We will run in the footsteps of King Louis XIV and discover the work of his royal gardener André Le Nôtre:

- L'Orangerie: shelter of 800+ citrus trees
- The Groves: scenes of sculptures and fountains
- The Grand Canal: central water pond
- The Royal Star: central junction in the middle of nature
- Trianon: secondary residence of the King
- Latona's Fountain: most iconic fountain
Marion
January 2020
Pierre is very knowledgeable about Versailles and the Palace, and offers a unique running experience. He tailor made the run because of ongoing strikes and the entrance to the Palace and gardens was not possible. However we were still able to run in the immediate parklands outside the Palace which was part of the original estate. Pierre is an excellent guide and his English is impeccable. Do not hesitate to book this experience. You will not be disappointed.
Pierre is very knowledgeable about Versailles and the Palace, and offers a unique running experience. He tailor made the run because of ongoing strikes and the entrance to the Pala…
Alexander
November 2019
Educational run at a comfortable pace through a stunning garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Pierre and would highly recommend this tour.
Alison
November 2019
What a way to see the Versailles Gardens! Pierre's experience offers a unique way to explore Versailles and learn a bit more about the town, the palace, and the history surrounding all of it. The pace was perfect--slow enough to be able to have a conversation but fast enough to get a decent workout. He provided insight into the thought behind the structure of the gardens and showed us some of his favorite features of the gardens. I would 100% recommend this experience.
What a way to see the Versailles Gardens! Pierre's experience offers a unique way to explore Versailles and learn a bit more about the town, the palace, and the history surroundin…
Kate
November 2019
We had a great run with Pierre! He adjusted nicely to our pace, told wonderful and interesting stories during the run. And was very welcoming and friendly. My husband and I highly recommend this experience! Thanks Pierre for a fantastic morning : )
We had a great run with Pierre! He adjusted nicely to our pace, told wonderful and interesting stories during the run. And was very welcoming and friendly. My husband and I highly…
Weiwei
November 2019
I had a great experience with Pierre. We met exactly at the meeting point in the morning. It was raining Pierre has made the measured pace with intensive knowledge about Louis XIV, the history and the garden. Pierre also showed me corners and small places you easily would have missed if by yourself. I must say it was fantastic hope more people sign this up in the future. Thanks Pierre. :)
I had a great experience with Pierre. We met exactly at the meeting point in the morning. It was raining Pierre has made the measured pace with intensive knowledge about Louis XIV,…
Kathryn
October 2019
Running the Gardens with Pierre was exactly as advertised. My sister and I met with him exactly where he said he would be, he asked us what we were hoping for from the experience, and then he delivered. We wanted a solid run with great stories and an understanding of the gardens and their history. He took us to his favourite groves, shared a tremendous about Versailles, and made us feel so welcome. He had great suggestions for our time after the run, and all of them, including the orange juice, were worth our time. It’s clear Pierre loves Versailles and is a tremendous ambassador for the palace and the city. If you’re looking for an active way to explore some truly epic scenery, we offer Pierre our highest recommendation.
Running the Gardens with Pierre was exactly as advertised. My sister and I met with him exactly where he said he would be, he asked us what we were hoping for from the experience,…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please arrive in running kit (including trainers!)

Transport to/from tour not included.