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About Versailles

A gorgeous destination just beyond Paris, Versailles is undoubtedly best-known for its magnificent palace. History aficionados and relaxed travellers seeking to escape the buzz of Paris for the weekend have long flocked to this very special spot, and a number of excellent B&Bs and chic hotels have sprung up as a result. Whether you’re dreaming of an active family trip or a romantic retreat in leafy surroundings, our selection of the best places to stay in Versailles is a brilliant starting point for planning your next big break.

The splendid Château de Versailles, built by Louis XIV, is a wonder. Now housing only a scattering of furniture, the palace still boasts intricate frescoes, mouldings, paintings, mirrors and more; guided tours are recommended for really getting a sense of this enormous landmark. Don’t miss the chance to stroll through the manicured gardens — themselves a feat of engineering — or to catch the sound and light show, complete with fireworks and period costumes, held each evening during the summer months.

Venture beyond the Château to see the Grandes Écuries — once the stables for the king’s horses — as well as the Potager du Roi and the Musée Lambinet’s impressive collection. Ambling through the town itself, you can pop into historic churches, bustling independent boutiques and a burgeoning number of cafés and restaurants. This is a wonderful destination for foodies; our pick of the best places to stay in Versailles includes two fabulous boutique hotels with Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Best Places to Stay in Versailles

For a Charming B&B

  • Les Versailles B&B, near the centre of town, is an affordable spot with two smart rooms featuring parquet floors and crisp white linens on sink-into beds. Small, well-located and reasonably priced for exploring Versailles.

For Families

  • The Hotel le Versailles has 45 traditional rooms just minutes from the Palace of Versailles on foot. Book a larger room if travelling as a family for space for up to four guests. Feast on big breakfasts on the sunlit terrace or in the atmospheric dining room, and enjoy drinks at the bar or long soaks in the bathtub each evening. A family-friendly base.
  • Hotel du Jeu de Paume offers double, triple and family rooms at reasonable rates in the heart of the city. Modern rooms have a cool urban feel, with quirky art and useful soundproofing. The lounge and library are great for kicking back, whilst there are lively markets within walking distance. Great for guests of all ages.

For Luxury

  • Trianon Palace is a stunning 18th-century hotel with beautifully decorated interiors, tucked in the parkland of the legendary palace. Expect indulgent rooms and suites, a terrific two-Michelin-starred restaurant and a sensational spa. The tennis courts and acres of leafy gardens are lovely.
  • Les Etangs de Corot is a striking timber house set near the riverbank in a small hamlet between Paris and Versailles. Pick this place for the understated elegance of its guest rooms, the fabulous Michelin-starred dining at Le Corot Restaurant, and the superb spa. A luxurious retreat.

FOR AN APARTMENT or Holiday House

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport or to Paris Orly Airport, and travel to Versailles by train or car. If journeying from the UK, take the Eurostar to Paris, and the train to Versailles from there.
  • Versailles is well-connected by public transport, but the flexibility of a car is wonderful if you plan to explore further afield. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the summer months for the warmest weather, although this is the busiest time of year. Spring and autumn are quieter, cooler and very picturesque.

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Best Hotels in Versailles

  • Les Versaillaises B&B Versailles 2 rooms from £87

    Local markets  -  See a typical french market and sample the local produce at Place du Marche Notre-Dame
    Short break  -  Property is just 600m from the Versailles Chateau.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Chateau de Versailles
    No pets

    An intimate two bedroom property located within striking distance of Versailles Château Rive Gauche Train Station for direct links to Paris. The design is simple with crisp white bed linen and modern bathrooms. A small kitchen provides guests with a hearty breakfast. A convenient resting place. See More

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  • Hotel du Jeu de Paume Versailles 12 rooms from £104

    Local exploring  -  In a lively street with restaurants, bars and shops, also within walking distance to the train station.
    Local markets  -  Explore the local markets in the area to pick up some souvenirs.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the famous palace and gardens, a must for all visitors.
    Full of character
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    An urban hotel in the heart of the city provides luxury mattresses and complete soundproofing in rooms. Double, triple and family rooms available with cool wallart, and a lounge area with a library to relax in. Chic and stylish, ideal for both individuals and families. See More

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  • Hotel Le Versailles Versailles 45 rooms from £117

    City Style  -  Rooms ooze luxury and old world style, with all the modern amenities needed by the city traveller.
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of the city, easy access to all important sights, shops and restaurants.
    Sights nearby  -  Moments away from the Palace of Versailles, wander her lovely grounds and soak up the history inside.
    Local markets  -  Versailles is home to numerous antique shops
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    A classic hotel, moments from the Palace of Versailles. Contemporary, with traditional décor and bath tubs in every room. Breakfast can be served either in the dining room or on the leafy terrace. Spend an enjoyable evening sipping on cocktails in the elegant bar. See More

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  • Les Etangs de Corot Versailles 43 rooms from £155

    Lakeside  -  A privileged lakeside setting with romantic views.
    Foodies  -  Le Corot Restaurant has a Michelin star.
    Spa breaks  -  A top of the range spa.
    Romantic Break
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    A stunning historic house made from timber in a small hamlet just in between Versailles and Paris. Beautiful landscape includes ponds, courtyards, and woodlands to explore. Luxurious rooms and suites decorated with elegance. Michelin star restaurant, top of the range spa, and romantic views. See More

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  • Trianon Palace Versailles from £161

    Romantic Break  -  A beautiful setting for a romantic holiday or visit to Paris.
    Foodies  -  Gordon Ramsay's restaurant has two Michelin stars.
    Spa breaks  -  An unrivalled spa with utmost luxury.
    Luxury
    Air conditioningTennisSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViews

    A stunning hotel set in Versailles' parkland. An 18th century building with refreshingly modern rooms and suites. Award-winning restaurants headed by Gordon Ramsay boast two Michelin stars. Highly luxurious spa, bar, tennis courts, and acres of garden. Very romantic, gourmet, and palatial. See More

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  • Airelles Château de Versailles Versailles 11 rooms from £1562

    Sights nearby  -  Well, yes! Private out of hours tours are offered in the most famous palace in the world
    Foodies  -  Don't miss dining at Le Grand Contrôle, a Michelin-star restaurant by Alain Ducasse
    Garden  -  It's in the grounds of the palace set amid stunning manicured gardens
    Spa  -  The luxury spa offers exclusive treatments from the Alpine brand Valmont
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    Stunning and unique 5* luxury stay in a former treasurer's mansion in the grounds of Versailles Palace. 13 rooms and suites decorated in traditional 18th century style, with Michelin starred dining by Alain Ducasse. A private tour of the Trianon is thrown in. A truly special experience. See More

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