Versailles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Versailles in Yvelines

Visit Versailles: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an enormous and luxuriously furnished palace, with landscaped gardens to match

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Versailles. For detailed visitor information see the Versailles travel guide

Versailles is situated in the Yvelines, Paris region, in the Paris region of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Yvelines department. (General information: Versailles is 17 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Versailles include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Arc de Triomphe at 14 km and Champs-Elysees at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Versailles, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Versailles in Paris. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


Map of places to visit near Versailles

Markets in and near Versailles

  • Le Chesnay: market Wednesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Bailly: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • La Celle-Saint-Cloud: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Garches: market Saturday (6km)
  • Fontenay-le-Fleury: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Montigny-le-Bretonneux: market Saturday all day (8km)
  • Marly-le-Roi: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • Bievres: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Boulogne-Billancourt: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (9km)
  • Issy-les-Moulineaux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & (9km)

More information about Versailles, Paris

Tourist attractions to visit near Versailles, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Versailles and wondering what to do next!

  • Cinéaqua (14km) [Map]
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (16km) [Map]
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (21km) [Map]

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments


Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (36km) [Map]

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (18km) [Map]
  • Vexin Francais (38km) [Map]
  • Gatinais Francais (51km) [Map]
  • Oise-Pays de France (53km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (7km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (7km) [Map]
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (9km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (10km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (10km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (14km) [Map]
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (16km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (16km) [Map]
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (17km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (17km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (17km) [Map]
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (18km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (19km) [Map]
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (21km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (21km) [Map]
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (22km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (27km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (29km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (30km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (31km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (40km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (41km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (41km) [Map]
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (42km) [Map]
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (49km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (56km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (56km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du roi, Versailles (1km) [Map]
  • Parc de Versailles (1km) [Map]
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (6km) [Map]
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (8km) [Map]
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (10km) [Map]
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (11km) [Map]
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (13km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (16km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (16km) [Map]
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (17km) [Map]
  • Parc de Courson (23km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Groussay (23km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (25km) [Map]
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (29km) [Map]
  • Parc de Chamarande (33km) [Map]
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (35km) [Map]
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (43km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Courances (47km) [Map]
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (48km) [Map]
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (50km) [Map]
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (50km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (50km) [Map]
  • Potager des Princes (51km) [Map]
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (53km) [Map]
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (53km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (56km) [Map]
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (61km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (13km) [Map]
  • Vaux de Cernay (19km) [Map]
  • Murs à pêches (25km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (25km) [Map]
  • Château de Sauvage (37km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Chantilly (49km) [Map]
  • Foret de Ermenonville (54km) [Map]

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Asterix (49km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Velizy-Villacoublay (4km) [Map]
  • Meudon (8km) [Map]
  • Rueil-Malmaison (9km) [Map]
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (10km) [Map]
  • Le Vesinet (10km) [Map]
  • Courbevoie (14km) [Map]
  • Levallois-Perret (15km) [Map]
  • Maisons-Alfort (22km) [Map]
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (24km) [Map]
  • Creteil (25km) [Map]
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (30km) [Map]
  • Gagny (31km) [Map]
  • Livry-Gargan (32km) [Map]
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (47km) [Map]
  • Melun (48km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (13km) [Map]
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (17km) [Map]
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (21km) [Map]
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (25km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Versailles

Canton: Versailles

Arrondissement: Versailles

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78000

Distance to Versailles

from Versailles (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 17 km

from Calais: 240 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 413 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Versailles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Versailles): Bailly, Buc, Chaville, Garches, Guyancourt, Jouy-en-Josas, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Le Chesnay, Les Loges-en-Josas, Marnes-la-Coquette, Noisy-le-Roi, Rocquencourt, Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole, Vaucresson, Velizy-Villacoublay, Ville-d'Avray, Viroflay and Voisins-le-Bretonneux.

This page in French: Visitez Versailles