You either have the option to check-in a great hotel located in the heart of Paris and take a 20 minute train ride, or just choose one of the beautiful hotels situated right near Versailles Palace.
This way you can all day long enjoy the marvelous 18th-century French art achievements without the pressure of catching the return train and getting back in Paris in due time.
Where to stay in Versailles? Here are some great options.
The 4 star hotel is located right near the Palace of Versailles. You can book a beautiful room (with fireplace and balcony) in the Historical building or in the modern Pavilion one.
You can enjoy dinner at Gordon Ramsay au Trianon restaurant, have a beer in the hotel’s Brasserie, relax in one Guerlain awarded spa center and swim in one indoor pool with warm water.
Price range: 450 euro – 1000 euro/night
Novotel Chateau de Versailles
In case you want a modern look hotel, like the ones you used to anywhere else in the world, you have the option of Novotel Chateau de Versailles.
It is located at a 10 minute walk from the Palace, and the room price starts from 100 euro to 250 euro per night.
Pullman Chateau de Versailles
5 minutes walk away from the Palace gates, Pullman Chateau de Versailles is a mixture of old style details with modern facilities.
Some customers complained that some rooms looked dated and needed to be refurbished, but, let’s face it, the view you get from the balcony is worth all the money.
Price range: from 200 euro to 400 euro.
Hotel Le Versailles
It is placed right in the center of the town, 1 minute walk away from the Palace. The lobby looks great, the rooms are spacey, though nothing spectacular in terms of furniture and decoration. The price range is acceptable: from 170 euro to 200 euro.
There are no 5 star hotels in Versailles, but no reason to complain about. That is, of course, in case you only plan to visit the main attractions and enjoy history and culture, rather than having a luxurious blast.
What to do in Versailles
1. Of course, visit The Palace (The Chateau de Versailles), the creation of Louis XIV, which its marvelous: The Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the Museum of the History of France.
2. Enjoy one unforgettable afternoon by walking in the mesmerizing gardens, from the Water Parterre towards the horizon, gardener André Le Nôtre’ work of art, which took 40 years to complete. Admire the flower beds, the Orangerie, the fountains and the Canal
3. Visit the Grand Trianon, the hamlet on the outskirts of Versailles which the architect Louis Le Vau transformed it into a porcelain pavilion in the second half of the 17th Century. It was latter transformed by the architect Jules Hardouin Mansart into a Marble Trianon, using red marble of Languedoc. It became the house of many leders, including Napoleon, set up of Marie d’Orleans wedding, and, in 1920, the host of the Treaty of Trianon sign negociations.
4. Enter the Cathedral of Versailles, a beautiful Roman catholic cathedral, momument of France.
5. Visit the Musee Lambinet. Check out the collections on the Versailles history: paintings, furniture, ceramics, sculptures or historic plans of the town.