Versailles has great transport links with nearby Paris with buses departing and arriving every fifteen minutes. However taking a train is a great deal faster; the RER line C5 conveniently drops you a mere 700m from the Chateau de Versailles and trains run until midnight. If travelling in from the United Kingdom, why not hop across the channel on the Eurostar and catch a stress-free connecting train ? If travelling in from the rest of Europe, why not fly into one of the capital’s many airports before catching the short train to your holiday destination ? The Hotel Campanile VOISINS LE BRETONNEUX is conveniently located a few kilometres from the city centre.
The French care very much about the presentation and flavour of their food and the atmosphere at the dinner table. The city of Versailles is no exception, with restaurants and dishes to suit every budget. In addition to its phenomenal creperie (which wows children and adults alike), the streets of central Versailles are lined with enough eateries and bistros to keep you well-fed for weeks. The city is not limited to its own regional cuisine, either; A La Ferme, for example, is a beautifully rustic place dedicated to serving the best south-western French food. You can be sure to sample all aspects of French dining in Versailles despite its northern location. If you are looking for a high-cost but truly unforgettable night’s dining, world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay has his own restaurant in Versailles – La Veranda – with stunning views of the Chateau de Versailles from its terrace. La Veranda is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an enticing range of dishes and an extensive wine list. If your budget can take it, this opportunity is well worth it !
There is always something going on in Paris and, being so close to the capital city, Versailles is a fantastic location to explore and experience whatever events and festivals are taking place. From Gay Pride marches to Jazz festivals to nail-biting sporting events such as the Tour de France and the French Open, a well-timed holiday in this region proves absolutely unforgettable.
The Palace of Versailles has enjoyed some much needed refurbishment and modernisation, but at the same time has retained some really interesting parts of its history and design. The fountains found dotted around the Palace’s exterior, for example, were installed by Louis XIV and many still operate on the same network of hydraulics that were used back then.