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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yvelines

Versailles - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yvelines

20 kilometres away from Paris, the town of Versailles is world-famous for its Palace, real masterpiece of classic architecture. But Versailles offers many other opportunities to visitors along its streets and avenues. Built in the 17th century straight along from the Palace, the royal town has kept much evidence of its past as illustrated by the numerous mansions, the picturesque Saint-Louis district and the religious buildings, such as the Notre-Dame church and the Saint-Louis cathedral.

The town centre is particularly attractive, with its shops, its restaurants and cafés, and its renowned market, which takes place every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning on the Marché Notre-Dame square.

Besides the prestigious Palace of Versailles and its wonderful park, you should not miss visiting the King's Kitchen Garden (Potager du Roi) in the Palace grounds, the Grand Stables built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and the Lambinet museum for its collections of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and period furniture.

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In the visitor's imagination, the name of Versailles sparkles golds and magical reflections of the Hall of Mirrors... But it does not always know is that the city that surrounds the castle, with its beautiful avenues hand him their shady arms magnificent plane trees, was designed simultaneously to provide a luxurious setting in the famous palace...

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter excursion over the castles around Paris
Sports sensations139 € to 229 € Cerny
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride of Versailles
Entertainment23 € Versailles
Guided Tour of Versailles: The Royal City
Culture and education10 € Versailles

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Events and festivities

Great Wandering: late June. An appointment festive colors exuberant! The Provincial Road 10, located at the foot of Castle Versailles and linking Saint-Cyr in Versailles, will exceptionally be closed to traffic. The 25 000 vehicles daily that give way to borrow skates, the scooters, walkers to walk on a loop of 7 km. Spectacular and friendly events: international bands offering a giant concert, parade, sporting and musical events... Participation in all activities is free.


Basin of Apollo before the castle Versailles
Basin of Apollo before the castle Versailles
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