Versailles is situated on the western edge of Paris, France. It is famous for the numerous attractions built by King Louis XIV. When you visit the city, you can tour the vast Chateau de Versailles, bountiful gardens, high-end shops, and cozy, luxe restaurants.
With it’s rich history and many beautiful sights, you can be sure to find many interesting things to do in Versailles but the most famous of the city’s sights is most definitely the Chateau de Versailles. It is often referred to as the Versailles Palace, the grand palace that was first home to King Louis XIV. The palace and its lush gardens are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark on a guided tour so that you can learn more about the chateau’s rich history and marvel at the stunning features of the palace.
Other tourist attractions in Versailles are the Grand Trianon Castle and Marie Antoinette’s estate. The Grand Trianon Castle is admired for its beautiful Italian architecture and French-inspired gardens.
A great way to visit all of these attractions is by renting a bicycle. There is a romantic and enchanting escapade awaiting those who pack a picnic with french baguettes, wine and cheese, onto the back of their bikes in order to seek out the perfect spot in which to spread out their blanket and surrender ones self to the decadent splendor that is Versailles.
Versailles is located in the suburb of Paris, and most tourists therefore fly to Paris and enjoy both the capital of France and Versailles on the same trip. From Paris you can get to Versailles with both train and bus, if you want you can even ride a bike to the city.
Temperatures in Versailles are fairly mild year-round and usually peak around 25°C (77°F) in summer. Rainfall is scattered throughout the year, helping to keep Versailles lush and green.
When visiting the chateau on holiday, many arrive before 10 a.m. or wait until later in the afternoon to avoid the peak crowd of tourists. Expect to spend a full day at Versailles, taking in the rich history that it has to offer. Some attractions are closed during certain times of the year, so be sure to view their scheduling ahead of time.
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