Guided tour of the Foreign Affairs and Navy Departments - From 12€ per person*

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Built in 1761-1762, this hotel was intended to house the Foreign Affairs and Navy departments. It was here that the Treaty of Versailles and the Treaty of Paris were negotiated, which put an end to the American War of Independence in 1783.
The architect J.-B. Berthier adopted the principle of flat brick vaults to protect the building from fire. On the other hand, because of the comings and goings of the diplomats who would not fail to frequent the place, a ceremonial gallery was designed and decorated to give a brilliant image of French diplomacy. The hotel is now occupied by the municipal library. Its sumptuous gallery, whose decoration remains intact, is now a library, and the building has lost none of its former charm.

A guide for 25 persons maximum, tour leader included

*Price for a group of 25 people
We also propose visits by districts (1h30): St Louis, Notre Dame, Chantiers... But also thematic tours of the city: Street Art (historical center and frescoes of Jussieu), Miscellaneous facts and police investigations... Contact us for more information. . 
 Guided tour of
the Foreign Affairs and Navy Departments  - 1h30

This price includes  :
  • A guide for the whole tour (one guide for a group of 25 people maximum, tour leader included)
  • Entrance fees of the site mentioned in the program
This price does not include  :
  • Guide supplements (Sundays, public holiday, night schedule from 9pm to 6am)
  • Transportation
  • Coach parking 
  • Personal expenses
  • Loss or damage of individual listening headsets: euros 110 will be charged per headset
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From 12€ per person
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Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Versailles Grand Parc
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Environnements :
    • In centre of town
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