On our recent trip to France, my mother and I took a quick day trip out to Versailles since she had never been, and I don't think I'd been back there since my first trip to Paris when I was fifteen years old.
We did not have much time, by my mother had her heart on seeing Marie Antoinette's little village, the Petit Trianon, and as much of the grounds as possible before we slogged through the audioguided tour of the palace itself. Unfortunately, I had no idea how we were going to do that without jetpacks since the multi-mile cobblestoned paths don't exactly lend themselves to speed-walking.
Lucky for us, though, as we wandered through some of the gardens marveling at the display of of the fountains (which were turned on for the first time all year that day!), we came across a little kiosk that rents golf carts for self-tours of the grounds. It's not exactly cheap--30 euros for an hour--but if you're in a hurry and you have a little extra cash, it might just be your best option.
Check out the little video below that I made of our experience, and be sure to dress warmly enough for the ride!