Sustainable developement

We welcome you with quality service, while minimizing our impact on the environment.

Versailles is half made up of green spaces. Since 2003, the city's commitment to sustainable development as been very strong : development of soft circulation, protective urban plans, public awareness for the respect of the environment are powerful commitments in favor of biodiversity and natural heritage. But the most emblematic, and yet the least visible, is the implementation of the "zero-phyto" goal. The ecological management of the public space in Versailles now results in the renunciation of chemical weedkillers, the preservation of water resources and plantations adapted to climate change.

Versailles in figures

- 50% of green spaces in its territory
- 2,730 ha of area including 1,275 of green spaces and forests
- 167 m² of green spaces per inhabitant

- 20 km of green belt in a forest environment
- 250 ha of protected area, one of the largest in France !
- 18 gardens created or renovated since 2008

- 1 tree for 4 inhabitants
- 120 km of cycling facilities
- 14,500 m² of flower beds, 80% of which are made up of perennials
- 430 garden plots for families
- 26 schools which benefit from an organic vegetable garden and in which eco-gardeners work, ie 63 supervised classes and 1,565 children who garden there


Versailles in dates

- 2003 : no more synthetic fertilizers are used in the clumps
- 2004 : national tree award and signature of the Biodiversity charter with the Ile-de-France region
- 2007 : first edition of the "Esprit Jardin" event
- 2009 : all the cemeteries of Versailles are in "zero phyto"
- 2014 : obtaining the eco-garden label for trees' alignment
- 2015 : Versaills obtains its 4th flower


A master plan for gentle circulation offering nearly 120 km of cycle routes. The development of the use of bicycles in cities is a major issue in mobility policy. In order to provide itself with the resources to promote daily cycling, in 2004 the city adopted a master plan for gentle circulation, thus offering users nearly 120 km of cycle routes:
- 22 km of cycle paths
- 25 km of cycle lanes
- 3,5 km of bus lanes open to cyclists
- 3 km of tracks in the meeting zone
- 79 km of tracks in zone 30


Because sustainable development is also at the heart of our priorities, Versailles Tourisme is committed :

Towards the community :
- To be the relay of the territorial policy of the city in terms of sustainable development
- Remind all of its visitors of the eco-friendly gestures to practice
Towards its partners :
- Higlight their good practices
- When choosing service providers, give priority to our partners practicing a sustainable development policy
Towards visitors :
- Inform them about the slow tourism offer
- Inform them about the labels and good practices of the partners in the territory
Internally :
- Favor eco-frienfly actions in the office
- Save energy
- Reduce business trips