How can you visit Versailles without seeing the château and its mythical rooms? Here, we discover the fabulous history of the kings of France. The château is located just 7 km from the Campanile Versailles. Some rooms, such as the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's large apartments and the King's room make for essential visits. Don’t forget to admire the Petit Trianon. The refuge of Marie-Antoinette, the site is lined with exceptional gardens and reveals fabulous architecture. A visit to the château must also be accompanied by a walk in the French gardens, designed by André le Nôtre. This visit to the greenery of the royal residence will be enhanced by a discovery of the exceptional ponds that give Versailles its grandeur. The autumnal pond represents the mythological figure Bacchus, god of wine and drunkenness.
Where better than Versailles to learn the basics of French refinement? Classes of French savoir-vivre are thus organized all year long by a coach, guardian of the rules of the art of hosting à la française. During this course, lasting a few hours, we discover the origins and basics of savoir-vivre and we can also learn the art of the table and the art of presentation. To visit the château park as it was in the days of the “Sun King”, Louis XIV of France, there’s nothing like a ride in a boat! You can indeed hire a boat for free (against a deposit) and visit the park on the Grand Canal. Visitors to the park will also have the opportunity to hire electric vehicles or bikes to discover the park using these different modes of transport. During your visit to the park, a visit to some of the sculptures on display is a must. The vase of the sun for example, with the head of the god Apollo surrounded by rays, recalls the image of King Louis XIV. In the park, you can also discover statues representing the four seasons. Winter is symbolized by an old man trying to warm up.
The Musée Lambinet offers a retrospective of the comic book heroine, Caroline, and her designer, Pierre Probst. A visit to the exhibition can be completed by creating a comic book in the museum workshop for all children from 5 years’ old. In Versailles, there’s nothing like a family walk in the gardens of the castle. A small train is also available for visitors to discover the royal city without getting tired. The guided tour will take travelers on a discovery of the Saint-Louis cathedral and the Notre-Dame church, the royal stables and the Avenue de Paris, among other great sites.