Destination guide

Versailles—a vacation fit for any king

Get the royal treatment in Versailles. Best known as the site of the world-famous Palace of Versailles, this affluent Parisian suburb is also home to many beautiful museums, churches, and gardens. Visitors also like this particularly romantic city for its charming restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. Other local landmarks worth a stop include Cathedrale St-Louis and Grand Trianon palace. What's more, Versailles vacation rentals are just a short drive from such world-renowned attractions as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

Things to do

Versailles—a palace that's beyond compare

There's only 1 attraction that can be at the top of your list when it comes to things to see in Versailles. Built in the 17th century, the majestic Palace of Versailles is beyond compare. Boasting more than 700 rooms, the palace also features ornate gardens, exquisite fountains, and the incredibly lavish Hall of Mirrors, which is where the infamous post-war Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. Even though it's open all year round, lines are long, so be prepared to have to wait to be thrilled!

Activities

Getting all mushy in the most romantic of places

Regarded as one of France's most romantic vacation destinations, there's no shortage of things to see and do in Versailles. The 17th-century Palace of Versailles, and its magnificent gardens, are an absolute must. There also many other sites within the Palace grounds that are worth a visit, including the Baroque-style Grand Trianon Palace. In Versailles city there are lots of great places to eat and drink, especially in and around Place du Marche, a bustling food market that's open a few days a week.

Weather

Seeing Versailles in its best possible light

The Palace of Versailles deserves to be seen in the best possible light. Luckily, when you book Versailles vacation rentals in summer, you're sure to experience bright and warm weather, with daily highs reaching the high 70s in July and August—perfect conditions to visit the palace. Outside of summer, it tends to be quite mild. Winters are cool with daytime highs in the mid-40s in December and January. Sunshine can be scarce at this time of year and conditions are damp. Weather in the spring and fall is moderate and changeable, with both warm spells and cold snaps.

Natural features

Hiking the trails in Meudon Forest

Versailles isn't all palaces and gardens. The Meudon Forest, the largest forest of the Hauts-de-Seine region, is only a 15-minute drive away. Characterized by undulating terrain, Meudon Forest covers more than 2,500 acres. With over 10 miles of leafy trails, Meudon is a popular Sunday getaway for avid walkers and hikers. You'll also find a few fishermen trying to catch a bite by the many ponds dotted throughout the forest. The forest also has some pretty diverse wildlife, including martens, weasels, and squirrels, as well as amphibians and many birds, such as herons.

How to get there

How to get to and around Versailles

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 24.4 mi (39.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Versailles-Chantiers Station, Versailles-Rive-Droite Station and Versailles Montreuil Station are the main stations that serve the city. Consider catching a ride on the metro at Versailles Château Rive Gauche RER Station or Versailles Porchefontaine Station and easily see more of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Versailles?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,588 vacation rentals near Versailles. From 2,984 Condos/Apartments to 271 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Versailles for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Versailles?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Versailles:

  • Saint-Louis: 58 vacation rentals
  • Notre-Dame: 85 vacation rentals
  • Chantiers: 58 vacation rentals
  • Clagny Glatigny: 56 vacation rentals
  • Porchefontaine: 24 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Versailles?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Versailles. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palace of Versailles: 6,157 vacation rentals
  • Versailles-Rive-Droite Station: 6,169 vacation rentals
  • Versailles (XVE-Versailles-Chateau Train Station): 6,172 vacation rentals
  • Versailles Château Rive Gauche RER Station: 6,173 vacation rentals
  • Gardens of Versailles: 6,155 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Versailles listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Versailles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,984 Condos/Apartments in Versailles. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Versailles include:

  • Houses: 271 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available
  • Villas: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Versailles?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 108 vacation rentals with pool available in Versailles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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