Saint-Louis Area

  • Quartier Saint Louis
  • Carrés Saint Louis
  • Pièce d'eau des Suisses
  • Cathédrale Saint Louis
Quartier Saint LouisCarrés Saint LouisPièce d'eau des SuissesCathédrale Saint Louis


This area of the city is located to the south, divided in two historics parts: the Old Versailles and Saint Louis Area strictly speaking.
The Old Versailles was the former medieval village earned by Louis XIII, and it is now the historical centre of the city.

Explore the surrounding areas: you will discover some beautiful and well-preserved monuments like the Convent of the Récollets, the Old Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Marine built under Louis XV...
But of course, the most important site of this area is the Royal Tennis Court, where the French Revolution started.

The other part of the south district of the city is the Saint-Louis area strictly speaking, which occupies the site of Louis XIII's former "deer park" and hunting ground. This area was developed from 1685.
You can admire the Saint-Louis cathedral (1743-1754), a superb building with a beautiful collection of period paintings, and the King's Kitchen Garden, created to feed the Palace's large population. Head for the "Carrés Saint-Louis", a collection of buildings constructed under Louis XV as accommodation for a new market. The area still has a very warm and friendly atmosphere !
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General information
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Historic district
  • Period :
    • 17th C
    • 18th C
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Pay car park
    • Covered car park
Saint-Louis Area
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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