Visiting Versailles is a non-negotiable when traveling to the Paris region. It offers grand insights into the country’s royal past as well as its horticultural prowess and caters to both those who enjoy lengthy museum visits and those who prefer to spend time exploring the outdoors.
But what can make the experience even better – or perhaps, I should say, more interesting – is seeing it from a different perspective. I have found that simply jumping on a bike and gliding through verdant countryside is all it takes.
Now imagine that experience in Versailles, riding to the city’s open-air market to pick up picnic provisions, then throughout the lush gardens along trails and tree-lined paths toward Marie Antoinette’s hamlet and onto the grounds immediately surrounding the Château where those handy bikes act as your fast pass inside, allowing you to skip the lines entirely.
Enter to win:
1/ Leave a comment below describing your favorite memory from Versailles. Or, if you haven’t yet visited, what you’d most like to see there.
2/ For an extra entry, follow both Lost In Cheeseland and Fat Tire Tours on Facebook, then leave a separate comment saying that you’re now a new follower. If you’re already following, you can also begin following on Instagram: @LostNCheeseland and @FatTireParis .
And if you don’t already have a trip planned, there may be a chance to win one. Fat Tire is currently running a contest (through September 30) for an all-expenses paid trip to Paris including:
To make it easy for you, you can enter that competition directly below as well!
Entries on the Versailles by Bike contest will close August 30th and the winner will be announced at the bottom of this post, in the comments section of the blog and by email. Bonne chance!
UPDATE: congratulations Julia! You will be receiving an email with next steps. Thanks for playing, everyone!