Our selection of activities for the automn holidays

The Versailles Grand Parc Convention and Visitors Bureau has selected the best activities for young and old alike for the automn holidays! We can't recommend them enough!
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Family activities

Discover or rediscover Versailles as a family with an intriguing game

Take a stroll around Versailles with a booklet full of riddles, games and guesses! It's a fun way for the whole family to discover the town.

On sale at the Tourist Office, place Lyautey, Versailles.

Visit the tool museum at Bièvres with a guide on the 27th of October

Come and discover a wonderful craft museum! Here you can admire the beauty of the countless tools that have been used since time immemorial in a wide variety of traditional occupations: woodwork, stonework, vineyard work, textiles and leatherwork.

Book your tickets here.

Take a walk with an actress in Versailles on the 5th of November

Immerse yourself in the world of 17th-century tales and fables! Follow the streets of Versailles and discover Perrault's famous fairy tales set against the backdrop of the royal city's monuments and settings.
Following in Little Thumb's footsteps, you'll meet Cinderella, the fairies and some of the characters from Jean de la Fontaine's unforgettable fables! An outing to share with the whole family!

For more information and to book, click here.

Murder Party at the Domaine de Madame Elisabeth on 28 October

Hosted by actors, you'll be put in a situation where you'll have to find a secret formula to help Professors Kurtzman and Johnson find an antidote! There are plenty of twists and turns in store for you. Advised from 16.

For more information and bookings, click here. 

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Workshops for children

At the Toile de Jouy Museum

For 2 hours, let your children travel to the heart of the 18th century and discover the history of the Toiles de Jouy factory in a whole new way.

Will your children be able to solve Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf's mission in the allotted time?
Don't hesitate to dress up in your Halloween costume to make your mission a success!

See you on 24 and 26 October at the Musée de la Toile de Jouy in Jouy-en-Josas. Click here to book.

At the Musée Lambinet

The Musée Lambinet is offering a packed programme of activities during the All Saints' Day holidays!

Children can take part in an investigation tour of the museum to solve the murder of the Baroness of Malempoint. Recommended for children aged 10 and over, they'll be able to enjoy a whimsical tour of the museum and its collections on 2 November from 2.30 to 4.00 pm.

For budding artists, there's a painting workshop on Friday 3 November! Let the children immerse themselves in Celtic mythology thanks to the sculptor Jean-Auguste Barre and his work La Sylphide, for which the children will create their own landscape! 

Bookings by phone on or by email at activites.musee@versailles.fr
For more information, click here

At the Maison Léon Blum

The Maison Léon Blum invites children to a unique visit: Contes à rebours! 
On 25 and 27 October, children can take part in an investigation to find the missing words of the newspaper "Le Populaire" in which Léon Blum wrote his last editorial. The paper has been stolen by the ghost of the house, so you'll have to go on a mission! 

Bookings by telephone on or by email at accueil@maisonleonblum.fr
For more information, visit the Maison Léon Blum website.
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Lots of other activities for you! 

Campus Versailles is offering a number of introductory days in embroidery (24/10), leatherwork (25/10), stained glass (26/10) and cabinetmaking (27/10). Check out the full Campus Versailles programme on their website!

The Côte 2 Boeuf restaurant in Viroflay is offering a chance to win a tomahawk menu for 2 people worth €88, including 1 charcuterie board, 1 marrow bone and 1 tomahawk rib of beef weighing 1kg.
Come dressed up with your family or friends for dinner on 31 October to win 1 tomahawk menu for 2. For more information about the restaurant, click here. 

The Versailles Grand Parc Tourist and Convention Bureau is offering a number of guided tours during the holidays to help you discover even more of Versailles Grand Parc! 

Don't hesitate to visit the Tourist Office for even more discoveries! 
See you soon in Versailles Grand Parc!
Written by Adélaïde
Published on Friday October 20, 2023 at 17:02