I just recently discovered this forum, and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by the wealth of knowledge and the generosity of spirit here. Therefore, here I go with another question...
My fiance and I are going to be in Paris this summer. As a day trip, we were hoping to visit Versailles. I looked at a variety of different tour companies, but in an effort to be frugal, I am considering puzzling together my own day trip. Firstly, am I nuts!? I've traveled to Paris before and am vaguely familiar with their public transportation system... it looked like taking the train from Paris to Versailles wasn't overly complicated.
Secondly, once I'm at Versailles, which option makes the most sense? From what I can gather, there are a few different ticket options: Passport, the Palace, and the Trianon (and the Marie Antionette estates). The Passport is a two-day pass and allows access to both the Palace and the Trianon (and the Marie Antionette estates). There is also a guided tour of the Palace. Would it be overly-ambitious to purchase the Passport for a one-day (three-four hour) excursion? Also, is the guided tour worthwhile? What is the most worthwhile thing to see/experience at Versailles?
Thank you in advance!