My selection for Christmas present

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Winter chilling, roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate … Christmas is almost here … It is time to check your Christmas wish list. After visiting the royal city and enjoy its friendly atmosphere, here are my suggestions of original gifts for people who loves Versailles.
 

 

Presents for 20 euros and less

 
You are planning to offer a lot of gifts? you might have a low budget … But, do not panic, here is a selection of gifts for less than 20 euros:
 

A gift for gourmet people
 

A gourmet basket at the foot of the Christmas tree is always a good surprise for people who love to eat tasty food, especially for Christmas and New Year holidays. 
 
Macaroons, chocolates, marrons glacés, nougat, candied fruits, cheeses, wines, Champagnes … You just have to choose !
 
Our gourmet addresses:
 
Candies and chocolates:
Art et chocolat 
Atelier Saveurs
Le Pain Journel
Maison Bigot 
Maison La Varenne
Pierre & Tim Cookies
Roy René
 
Wine cellars
Aux caves du château
Cave à vin bio 
Cavavin
 
Cheeses and meats
Fromagerie Le Gall 
Les délices du palais
 
 

Gifts to have fun

 
Addresses:
Aaatchoum has plenty of toys and games for children.
Presse Librairie des Manèges is the perfect place to find souvenirs from Versailles and Paris.
With the Little Detectives, you will enjoy a scavenger hunt through the city and the Palace of Versailles in a playful manner. Do not hesitate to buy the games book at the Tourist Office of Versailles.
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Let’s discover our selection of gifts between 20 euros and 50 euros

Shows 

Sometimes, when we plan to offer something to a friend, a colleague or a member of our family, we do not think about show, theater …
 
Addresses:

A theater play? Do not hesitate to go to Théâtre Montansier
A show? Do not hesitate to go to Royale Factory
 
If you want to spend an evening in Versailles in the next months, do not hesitate to consult our calendar.
 

National Equestrian Academy of the Estate of Versailles 

What about watching an equestrian shows choreographed by Bartabas for the squires of National Equestrian Academy of the Estate of Versailles.
Many shows which include fencing or improvisations rhythm by the music carefully chosen by Bartabas.
 
Book your show for “La voie de l'écuyer - opus 2018
 

Clothes 

Clothes are basically the gift which can satisfy everybody for Christmas: scarf, hat, gloves, pullover or a customize t-shirt!

Our addresses : 
Agnès B
Citadine
La façonnerie, pour un tshirt personnalisé qui sort de l'ordinaire
 

Candles 

Christmas without candles? No way! It is so peaceful to put a scented candle on a fireplace and let it perfume the room. It has a really cozy and comforting effect.
 
Addresses :
Arty création
Bloolands
Les Frères Montgolfiers 
Un air de parfum
 

Games and entertainment 

Party of pool, escape game,… a good idea to share moments with your family or your friends.
 
Addresses: 
Play pool at the Montbauron
Escapes games at Engrenage : The Secret of the Iron Mask or Escape or Die
 

Original gifts 

For fans of Harry Potter or Star Wars, l’Armoire à Geek is the best place!
Inedite Toile de Jouy offers you different types of curiosities made with a modern jouy-print style.
 

2 Day Pass for Versailles Palace

With the 2 Day Pass, you can visit the whole domain of Versailles during 2 consecutive days : The Palace, the Gardens and the Park, Marie-Antoinette Estate, the temporary exhibitions, Musical Gardens and Musical Fountain Show and the Coaches Gallery.
Thanks to this pass, you can also have reduced prices on other events in the Palace or in the city.  
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Gifts for more than 50 euros

For those who have a larger budget, here is a selection of gifts for more than 50 euros. 
 

Handcraft creation and class

Cooking class, dance class, painting class … For those who like art or know-how or tasting class, it is the occasion to discover the French art of living! 
 
Addresses: 
Les 3 Muses for a dance class
L'école d'art mural et l'école Jean Sablé for a painting class
Atelier de Patricia, la Positive Academy by Positive Café for a cooking class. 
Les ateliers de Savoir-Vivre if you want to learn more about the French art of living in a cultural and fun way. 
 

Subscription card

You love Versailles? Your family as well? You like to walk around the palace or the city during all year? Then, the subscription card has been made for you.
 
The Friends of Versailles Card gives you free and unlimited access to the Estate of Versailles and its Palace: as a no queue-ticket, you do not have to do the line at the gate A to enter in the Palace and you can also participate to other activities with partners for a better price.
 
The CVS subscribe card gives you an unlimited access to the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens from September the 1st 2018 until August the 31st 2019. You can also have a reduce price for other shows.  

A show in the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles or at the Royal Opera:

What about a show in spectacular setting such as the Royal Opera? Your loved ones are going to be delighted.   
And if there is too many choices, do not worry, you can also buy a gift card for 30€, 50€, 70€ or 100€ for the entire musical season 2018 – 2019 and for the Versailles Festival 2019.


Horseback riding or Segway circuit:

Discover the Palace in a different way with a horse or a segway for example!
Addresses:
Horse riding: Horse HolidaysHorse in the city 
Segway circuit: Versailles Events 


Take a breath and relax …

There is nothing better than a relaxing day in the Guerlain Spa and having a massage, spending time in the pool …
Address: Spa Guerlain
 

A costumed photo shooting

Step back with family or friends into the XVIIIth century for a quick photo or for a party.
Address: Costumes & châteaux
 

A painting

In the Saint-Louis Area, there is a lot of artists and art galleries where you will find for sure a beautiful painting.

Addresses:
Galerie Vanaura
Galerie Modern'Art 
Blue Fabriker 
 

An exceptionnel gift

A perfume, a watch, leather goods for men or women, Versailles has good

Addresses:
V&V
Le Tanneur 
 

A gift by a designer

Jewels, decorations or clothes realized by a designer, it is THE gift which is going to satisfy people around you for sure!
 
Addresses:
Capsule market
La boutique des créateurs
La fabricature
 

A dinner show

With Reminisens, you will have a journey through time and space and discover the stories and intrigues of the Court. You will also taste delicious dishes made for the Kings and enjoy the ambiance of the XVIIe XVIIIe centuries surrounded by a baroque setting. 
 
Addresses:
ReminiSens, restaurant théâtre 

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The Shop of the Tourist Office

Do not forget to go to the Shop of the Tourist Office. You will find nice souvenirs and original ideas.
 
French souvenirs:
The “Versailles Selection”: 35€
We have selected some products from Versailles just for you: handmade honey candies, chocolate cake, aromatic herbs, key-ring, and a wallet made with jouy print.
  
Mug : 15€
 
BOUGIES ARTY FRANGANCE 
BAROCKO: baroque shadows and lights – 53€
LA FLEUR DU ROY: with the favourite fragrance of Louis XIV (bergamot, orange blossom, …) – 28€
 
Books:
Visit the Domain of Versailles: 9€ or 15€ for the complete version.
This guide will help you to learn more about the Palace of Versailles and Mary-Antoinette’s Estate.
 
For children:
Video game for Nintendo DS: Marie-Antoinette and the Independence War of America” – 28€
As an investigator, expose the traitor and save the queen.
In 1781, the Independence War began in United State. Your mission begins with Oscar on board of the famous Hermione between exciting investigation, diplomatic plot, naval battles and dark conspiracies.
 
The Little Detectives – 10€
At Trianon: Pierre and Lucie want to be sure, does the Trianon haunted by the gost of Marie-Antoinette?
At Saint Louis Area: investigate and walk around Saint-Louis Area!
6-11 years old
 
DVD:
“Versailles, the visit” – 22€
You will follow a complete visit through the Palace. Just a movie can show you all the secrets of Versailles in one hour.
 
« Versailles se met à table » 19€
The DVD « Versailles se met à table » offer to discover 10 recipes made by culinary chefs, pastry chefs and culinary workshops from Versailles. They all give tricks to help you to realize your dishes. 
Article written by Adelaide
Published on Tuesday December 04, 2018 at 17:19