The Palace of Versailles is a must of course, but the town itself is also well worth a visit! Fortunately, the main sites are relatively near each other... So here are a couple of suggestions so you can see as much as possible!
One day to visit the Palace of Versailles
Fancy spending your day at the Palace of Versailles? Start by picking up the 1-day Passport to visit the Palace. If you arrive as soon as it opens you'll avoid the crowds.
After seeing the Grand Apartments, stop to admire the French-style gardens before enjoying a lunch break at one of the restaurants located within the park, before heading off to Marie-Antoinette's Estate. During the summer, plan to visit the Palace in the evening to enjoy the Night Fountains Show.
By the end of the day you'll have had your fill of beauty! But you'll also have missed plenty of other things... So here's an alternative itinerary:
One day to visit the city of Versailles and its Palace
After visiting the Palace and the Gardens, go into town for lunch: at just 5 minutes' walk from Place d'Armes you'll find a range of restaurants with the most mouth-watering menus.
One you're full, head for the Saint-Louis district: the Royal Tennis Court was the birthplace of the French Revolution.... Can you hear these walls almost reverberating with history? Carry on walking towards the Cathedral of Saint Louis: in the square a small shop will take you back in time.
Choose your costume, immortalise the moment on film and share it with your friends on social networks: they won't believe their eyes!
You still have time to visit the King's Kitchen Garden, or stroll through the Carrés Saint Louis...
Are you heading for the Notre-Dame district? Perfect! You've walked in front of the Church of Notre-Dame and then turned towards the Carrés Notre-Dame, where there's always a warm, friendly atmosphere on market days. So now why not spend some time exploring the picturesque Passage des Antiquaires, before admiring the courtyard of the former Hôpital Richaud, recently restored to its former glory.
If you still have some energy left at the end of this action-packed day, we recommend that you spend the evening at Versailles. Depending on when you visit, you can watch a show or spend a quieter evening at one of the best restaurants in town.
Did you travel from Paris by public transport? No need to panic, the last trains leave Versailles late. Make sure you check the timetables so you can enjoy your evening with us.