What to do in Versailles Grand Parc when it rains ?

Find the best activities to do in Versailles Grand Parc when the rain starts falling !
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Seek refuge in a Museum!

Versailles and its surrounding area offer a wealth of museums for you to explore, making them an excellent choice when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Whether you're eager to step back in time or prefer contemporary art, there's a museum to suit your tastes.
  • The Palace of Versailles : Start with one of the most iconic monument in the world and explore the Royal Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Rainy days are an ideal time to explore the exquisite artworks, historical artifacts, and luxurious interiors that the palace has to offer. If you’re seeking an exclusive guided tour, don’t miss our King’s Private Apartments tour conducted in English !
  • The Lambinet Museum: Situated in the heart of Versailles, this museum is housed in a charming 18th-century mansion and showcases a diverse collection of art, history, and decorative arts. It's a great place to appreciate local history and culture.
  • The Toile de Jouy Museum : Nestled amidst the greenery of Jouy-en-Josas, it offers an enlightening journey through the art of creating this renowned print and its fascinating history.
  • Leon Blum's House: Delve into the life of one of France's most renowned statesmen within the very walls of the house where he and his wife spent the latter part of their lives. Learn about his life from his deportation to his dedication to the French Republic and Jeanne Blum’s work for children and their education.
  • Espace Richaud : Here, you'll find a diverse array of cultural events, from captivating exhibitions to live concerts, thought-provoking lectures, and captivating performances. Each temporary exhibition comes with its own distinct cultural experience.
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Sample French cuisine!

Versailles offers a gastronomic delight for every palate. Explore an array of exceptional restaurants, from charming traditional French bistros to innovative eateries with new and exciting flavours. Savour culinary masterpieces that celebrate the rich heritage of French cuisine and global influences, leaving your taste buds yearning for more. Here is our selection :
  • Le Bœuf à la Mode
  • Gordon Ramsey au Trianon
  • Les P’tites Canailles
  • Les Trois Marches 
  • Positive Café 
  • Le Sept
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Unleash your inner chef à Le Cuisinaire du Roi

France’s renowned culinary heritage beckons you to Le Cuisinaire du Roi, where you can become a master of French cuisine. In small-group workshops, discover the secrets behind preparing traditional French meals from various regions or indulge in the art of crafting famous French pastries. The experienced chefs will share their professional insights, and you can even opt for a private session for an intimate culinary adventure.

Be captivated by the equestrian show

Experience the captivating world of equestrian artistry at the Académie du Spectacle Equestre. Let yourself be mesmerized by the stunning performance choreographed by Bartabas and the skilled equestrians. Marvel at the awe-inspiring display of fencing on horseback, witness the graceful ballet of Sorayas on long reins, and be enchanted by the singing carrousel. After the show, venture to the 17th-century stables, where the majestic horses and dedicated keepers continue a longstanding royal tradition. This enchanting experience at the Académie du Spectacle Equestre will leave you spellbound, immersed in the beauty and grace of these magnificent creatures and their exceptional artistry.
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Enjoy a show in one of the many venues in Versailles Grand Parc

From classical performances at the Opéra Royal to contemporary plays at local theaters, there's an abundance of entertainment options to suit all tastes. Immerse yourself in the world of art and culture, and let the talented performers of Versailles Grand Parc captivate your senses.
  • Opéra Royal : Considered as one of the most beautiful in the world, the Opéra Royal offers a rich programmation from ballets to classical pieces in a expectionnal setting.
  • Versailles Palais des Congrès : Offers a large variety of shows from concerts to comedy shows for well established artists. All year round, enjoy unforgettable show at a stone’s throw of the Palace of Versailles
  • Théâtre du Grenier in Bougival : The small town of Bougival boasts a intimate theater ! On the programme: comedy, drama, music, shows for young audiences...
  • Théâtre Montansier : Inaugurated in 1777 in the presence of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, this theater with its lovely blue and gold auditorium is one of the oldest preserved in France.
Make the most of your stay in Versailles Grand Parc, even when rain makes an appearance, by exploring these exciting activities.
Written by Adélaïde
Published on Monday November 13, 2023 at 16:37