Garden and Court of Scents

  • Court of Scents
  • Court of Scents
  • Court of Scents
  • Court of Scents
  • Court of Scents
  • Court of Scents
  • Court of Scents
  • Scented Garden
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Dis you know that during the reign of Louis XV the Court of Versailles was known as the perfumed court? No? Then this is the perfect time to excite your senses !
Reflecting that distinction, the Cour des Senteurs brings together the rarest fragrances, the traditions, the savoir-faire and the primary materials which make up the world of perfumes.

A mere 100 metres from the main gates of the Palace of Versailles, a plant walk illustrating in the way of a cabinet of curiosities the mythical materials from which perfume is made and a garden of fragrances featuring the rare natural plant varieties used in perfumes from around the world.

The Place des Senteurs, at the hub of the Cour, is home to the great luxury marques:

- Atelier saveurs combines an exquisite delicacy to the organization of workshops around taste.

- Inédite Toile de Jouy offers you articles with the wonderful designs of the real factory of Jouy-en-Josas.

- The restaurant of the young chef Jean-Baptiste Lavergne, "La Table du 11", opened its doors to the gourmets in March 2017.

- The cellar " La cave du 11" proposes a sale of tasting of cheeses, wine and cold meats, as well as the table d'hôte on reservation.

- The tea house "Salon sur Cour" offers fresh, home-made cakes, quiches and soups.

Continuing this perambulation through the realms of refinement, the Cour des Senteurs has also been designed as an imaginative pedestrian thoroughfare providing visitors with a direct route to the Salle du Jeu de Paume, the cradle of the founding instrument of French democracy, to the distinctive streets of Versailles’ oldest district, the Quartier Saint-Louis, and to the Potager du Roi and its thousands of fruit trees which graced the king’s walks and tables.

This place of magic and discovery offers visitors, before or after their visit to the Palace, a series of exceptional historical, poetic and sensorial experiences combining culture and the world of nature in the heart of royal Versailles.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2025

Every day

General information
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Park and garden
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • themes :
    • Garden
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Entertainment :
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Product tasting
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


Garden and Court of Scents
8 rue de la Chancellerie
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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