The verdant city of Versailles is nestled on the western edge of Paris, France. Dominated by the majestic Château de Versailles, which humbly started as a hunting lodge, the city draws hordes of visitors who want to see how Marie-Antoinette and other French royalty lived. No expense was spared to construct the opulent quarters, gilt halls, and sprawling gardens. The central venue for French politics under Louis XIV, the palace is still used for important political meetings as well as art exhibitions. The Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) is where the treaty ending World War I was signed.
- Catch a ride on the Petit Train to the Petit Trianon, Queen’s Hamlet, and Grand Trianon, which is where Napoleon resided when away from Paris.
- Watch a musical fountain show at Château de Versailles’ GrandesEauxMusicaux on weekends in spring through fall.
- Visit the Notre Dame district of Versailles to see the church, market, and MuséeLambinet, which contains exhibits on the French Revolution and Paris.
Versailles is easily accessible from Paris. The RER C takes visitors to the Versailles Rive Gauche station, which is the closest to the palace. The SNCF trains stop at the Versailles Rive Droite station from Paris Montparnasse and the Versailles Chantiers station from Paris Saint Lazare. Bus 171 at the end of Métro Line 9 also travels from Pont de Sèvres to Versailles.Travellers who are driving can take the A13 motorway. Parking is available at Place d’Armes and Allée de Bailly. The city of Versailles can be explored on foot, and there are nice shops and restaurants.
40 hotels in Versailles
Nestled in an oasis of calmness with modern style and lush landscape, the Pullman Versailles Chateau Hotel, which combines the contemporary living with the best hospitality is just the place to... More
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Trianon Palace Hotel Versailles is a charming and friendly hotel that offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralHaving a capacity of... More
Featuring classic elegance, luxurious accommodation and an unsurpassed service, Novotel Hotel Chateau De Versailles makes you to enjoy all the privileges, for an unforgettable stay. GeneralIt... More
Welcoming travellers to comfortable accommodations and modern interior, Mercure Versailles Chateau makes for a suitable base in the heart of Versailles. After attending conventions at Les... More
Treat yourself to a new standard of excellence at the Hotel Mercure Versailles Parly 2, which offers an array of amenities and services to ensure you have a superb time during your visit to the... More
BEST WESTERN Hotel The Wish Versailles Guyancourt greets vacationers with stylish accommodations combined with a contemporary flair and accentuated with up-to-date facilities in an accessible... More
BEST WESTERN PLUS Paris Val De Bievre Hotel prime location, comfortable accommodation and modern facilities ensure that guests are treated to an enjoyable stay. GeneralThe BEST WESTERN PLUS Paris... More