Office de Tourisme de Versailles
Next to the palace, the Notre Dame market and the Lambinet museum, every antiques lover and even the amateurs will enjoy a walk in this historic area.In the heart of the city, you'll be welcome by 50 antique dealer. Whether you love beautiful objects, jewelry or silverware, antique furniture or art deco, old paintings, modern or contemporary; or collector of weapons, old books, engravings, earthenware and porcelain, antique toys or archaeological remains; or just occasional bargain hunter, you will find something here to satisfy your curiosity and fulfill your desires more reasonable to wildest...
4 main places are located in this area and joined by lanes and courtyards:
This wonderful bulding from the XVIII century builted in 1724 by Tavenot, disciple of Mansart, was the first court and the first prison in Versailles. It is now a famous place where you can find antique dealers and art galleries, with furniture, modern painting and artefacts, in a charming area.
Let you guide until the Village, former outbuildings of the Picardy Hotel, where you'll be attracted by the tiny houses built around the well and it have the shape of an iron horse. From a picturesque stairway you can join other exhibitors and also the Notre Dame market and rue de la Pourvoirie, a lovely street in the city.
It is situated in the former place where the prisoners from "La Geôle" were going for a walk. Samson, who executed Louis XVI, was also the executioner of the prison until 1788. Madame du Barry, the last "Maîtresse-en-titre" of Louis XV of France was imprisoned during the French Revolution. By now it is possible to admire jewellery, potteries or stylish furniture.
"Le Carré" (Square)
"Le Carré" of the antiquarians was originally the stables of the Bailiwick, transformed into sheds during the XIX century to shelter wines and liquors intented to the Notre Dame market. By now, you can see the antiquarian galeries or craftsman shops, that show the richness of creation and of the lifestyle from the past century.
- Spoken languages
- Car park
- Animals accepted
- All year
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