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Versailles tourism and travel guide

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Visit Versailles: highlights and tourist information

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Versailles is situated in the Yvelines department and Paris region.

Attractions in Versailles

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

Tourist classifications for Versailles include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Versailles Palace at 1 km and Eiffel Tower at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Versailles, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Versailles in Paris.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle less than one km (direction west-north-west)

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an...

See Versailles Palace guide
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is...

See Eiffel Tower guide
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the...

See Arc de Triomphe guide
Champs-Elysees

Champs-Elysees

at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Champs-Elsées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the world, is...

See Champs-Elysees guide
 
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Catacombs

Catacombs

at 15 km (direction east), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels...

See Catacombs guide
Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its eight...

See Musee de l'Orangerie guide
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near the...

See Jardin des Tuileries guide
Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most...

See Jardin du Luxembourg guide
Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual church, being built...

See Eglise de la Madeleine guide
The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless...

See The Louvre guide
Pantheon

Pantheon

National Monument at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on...

See Pantheon guide
Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known as...

See Paris Opera guide
Palais-Royal

Palais-Royal

at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Palais-Royal is a 17th century palace with attractive gardens in the...

See Palais-Royal guide
Conciergerie

Conciergerie

National Monument at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important...

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Map of places to visit near Versailles

 
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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)

Hotels near Versailles

More information about Versailles, Paris

Tourist attractions near Versailles, France

What to do at Versailles? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Versailles.

Aquarium

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Eiffel Tower (14km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (15km)
  • Rodin Museum (15km)
  • Grand Palais (15km)
  • Catacombs (15km)
  • Petit Palais (15km)
  • Champs-Elysees (15km)
  • Palais Bourbon (15km)
  • Place de la Concorde (16km)
  • Parc Monceau (16km)
  • Orsay Museum (16km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (16km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (16km)
  • Place Vendome (16km)
  • The Louvre (16km)
  • Pont-Neuf (17km)
  • Palais Royal (17km)
  • Paris Opera (17km)
  • Saint-Eustache (17km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (17km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (17km)
  • Montmartre (18km)
  • Montmartre district (18km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (18km)
  • Place des Vosges (18km)
  • Place de la Bastille (18km)
  • Parc de la Villette (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

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

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Asterix (49km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Pontoise (28km)
  • Rambouillet (29km)
  • Noisiel (37km)
  • Etampes (41km)
  • Chantilly (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

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

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (13km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (21km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (25km)
 
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Geography and distances

Versailles is in the Paris region of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Yvelines department (general information: Versailles is 17 kilometres from Paris).

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 kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Versailles

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