If you've enjoyed the French-style Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, why not explore the Palace Park with its broad and peaceful walks and avenues, or stroll around the sumptuous Pièce d'Eau des Suisses.

The town at its best! There are several parks where you can go for a relaxing walk with family and friends. If you arrive in Versailles by train at Versailles-Chantiers station, you will cross the Jardin des Etangs Gobert park. This former Palace reservoir was recently redeveloped for the benefit of local residents.

If you go a little further you will find gardens in historic sites, including the park of the Comtesse de Balbi or the Estate of Madame Elisabeth, the younger sister of Louis XVI.

Other green spaces will delight amateur botanists, including the Queen's English garden at Trianon with varied varieties of plant essences, or the Scented Garden, which is richly evocative of the world of perfumery. You can also explore the many allotments in Versailles, some of which have recently been awarded the Jardin Remarquable (Outstanding Garden) label.

 The King's Kitchen Garden is another must-see site.

Just outside Versailles is the Arboretum of Chèvreloup. An amazing tree museum with over 2,500 tree species and varieties from the temperate and cold zones of the Northern Hemisphere: Himalayas, Caucasus, China, Japan, North America and Europe.

Fresh air and relaxation guaranteed!