- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Capacity : 7 people (+1 baby for free)
Complete equipment (washing and drying machine...)
Towels and bed linens provided. Iron and hair dryer also.
Easy access to Versailles Palace and Paris (via train "RER C")
Easy and free parking on the Avenue.
Our 75m² flat, overlooking garden, is situated in a quiet residential area in Versailles. It can accommodate up to 7 people ( + one baby up to 3 years old who can stay for free in the baby bed at your disposal in the appartment) and consists of :
a large entrance hall with cupboard
a living-dining room with large table, sofa-bed (140cm), massage seat (yes...Read more
2 bed-room-flat near the Versailles Palace
Versailles, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
Calm residential area in Versailles.
Our favorite restaurants around
French Gastronomy : The Valmont (menus ranging from about 20 to 40 euros), 20 rue du pain (point E on the map) 01 39 51 39 00 (website: hidden). Our favorite restaurant in Versailles, outstanding cuisine while remaining affordable! Lovely terrace. Remember to book, especially Friday and Saturday nights unless you dine early. There are also many other restaurants very near around the halls of the big market.
Indian : The Shandrani, 12, rue Saint Simon (point S on the map) 01 39 02 35 00, (website: hidden): excellent tandooris and daals. On or off the premises (-10% for take away).
Thai : L'elephant d'argent, 6, Rue des Deux portes (point T on the map) 01 39 50 21 53. Very good Thai food, although the service is not very pleasant. Here too, you can take away with a 10% discount.
Pizzeria Via Veneto : 20, rue de Satory (point V on the map), 01 39 51 03 89. Excellent pizzeria located in a pedestrian street with many restaurants that can be a valuable stopover between a visit to the Castle and the Saint Louis quarter (and cathedral), for example.
Domino's pizza : 201 Ter avenue du Géneral Leclerc, 78220 Viroflay (point P on the map) 01 39 20 07 77. You can get delivered home (to simplify the codes story, we advice you to go get the pizzas on the street when the guy rings) or get pizzas at their pizzeria which is much cheaper as they have offers such as "buy one, get one free" on take away only. Go on Avenue de Paris in the opposite direction from the Chateau during 1km (3 minutes drive or 12 minutes walk), Domino's is right after the "Viroflay" sign.
Fresh lunch only (closed at night): Marcio catering, 16 bis rue Jean Mermoz (point D on the map), on the way to Versailles Chantiers station. Marcio prepared us excellent salads for the baptism of our son!
San Luis : even though we like travelling, and ice cream, a lot, the best ice cream we ever ate are in Versailles ! These ice creams, home made for 4 generations, are so excellent that the queue in front of the shop gets as long as the sun gets hot ;-) But they are really worth it. You can also buy frozen cakes there, quite expensive but then again, worth it ! Only drawback, the owner sometimes does not open his shop when the weather is not good enough. It is located at the main market square of Versailles : 5 rue André Chénier (point L on the map).
Tickets for the Versailles palace
It is possible to buy your tickets in advance via the Office de Tourisme de Versailles, located on Avenue de Paris near the palace. They sell tickets that are valid during two years without predefined date (which is not possible to find online as far as I know). If you are interested and ask me in advance, I might be able to purchase them upfront for you and sell them to you at the same price, which will permit you to avoid a long queue and go straight to the second queue (shorter one) to the security gate at the palace entrance.
Three options are possible :
"Billet Château" (palace ticket) 17€ : Visit of main palace areas
▪ Grands Appartements du Roi et de la Reine, galerie des Glaces, chambre du Roi
▪ Chapelle et Galeries du XVIIème siècle
▪ Galeries de l’Histoire de France
▪ Appartements du Dauphin, prince héritier et de la Dauphine
▪ Appartements de Mesdames, filles de Louis XV, (uniquement le week-end).
"Passeport Versailles" = « Billet château » + access to the Grand Trianon and the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette: 20€ on days when the access to the parc is free (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) ; 27€ when it is not (when fountains are cascading in music : "Grandes Eaux Musicales et Jardins Musicaux" on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays). Beware, the palace is closed on Mondays.
The entrance to the palace is free for European Union citizens under 26 years old and under 18 years old from around the globe. These young people would have to pay an entrance fee to the parc when it is not free « Grandes Eaux Musicales » et « Jardins Musicaux ».
The access to the « Grandes Eaux Nocturnes », the night show, (23€) is sold separately. No problem to buy it there last minute, there should not be a long queue for this.
To get to Château de Versailles, very simple: you see it on your left from the door of the building! To avoid long queues, we advise you to buy your tickets online in advance or to go early in the morning (a little before opening time) as you have the advantage of proximity compared to other tourists accommodated in cramped apartments in Paris! It is 20 minutes walk or 3 minutes on the 171 bus (with same ticket as in Paris metro, which can also be purchased on the bus). To take the 171 bus to the castle, you must first cross the Avenue de Paris. The bus stop is close to the Domaine de Madame Elisabeth (point F on the map), a very nice park to let kids play.
The bus stop on our side of the Avenue takes you, with the same 171 bus, to the Paris metro Pont de Sèvres (line 9). This is a slower alternative to reach Paris that can be relevant if you do not want to walk to the station or if the trains were on strike ...
Versailles is particularly well served by trains, you have the choice between two stations to move around :
Porchefontaine (RER C) to go directly to the Eiffel Tower and central Paris (Champs-Elysées, Saint-Michel, Les Tuileries, Le Louvre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, etc.). To get to the station, get out of the building to the right, then turn right at the first intersection (after 5 minutes). From there you can see the rails overlooking the street. The station entrance is on the right just before the railway bridge.
Versailles-Chantiers: this is the main station of Versailles. Outline trains (Paris-Chartres in particular) will take you to Paris-Montparnasse in just 12 minutes, or Chartres and its magnificent cathedral in less than an hour. You can also take a train to the business district of La Defense (15 minutes). From there you can take the metro (line 1) to visit the Bois de Boulogne, the Jardin d'acclimatation, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées and Le Louvre for example. To find the station from the apartment, exit left on the Avenue, take the first left (rue Jean Mermoz), cross the street to take the pedestrian crossing under the tracks (RER C) and continue straight (you pass the snack restaurant Marcio catering) until the intersection with a large railway bridge overlooking the road. There, take right and then the first street on the left (at the corner of the "Moulin de Versailles", a good boulangerie with home made flour) will take you to the station via an escalator. If in doubt, do not hesitate to ask for directions to passersby, everyone knows this large station.
You'll find about everything in the "Carrefour city" supermarket in Porchefontaine (point B on the map, close to the station). But nothing beats the outdoor markets of Versailles to find, for the same budget, much better fresh products.
Porchefontaine market (point C on the map) takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the central square of Porchefontaine (square Lamôme). We recommend you especially the poultry and cheese stalls : they sell only excellent products !
The bakery located on the other side of the street will provide you delicious baguettes, breads, chocolates and pastries (the giant "éclairs au chocolat", existing also in vanilla or pistachio flavours, are a treat to die for! Consume with moderation ;-) ).
The largest market in Versailles, although a little further, is worth a visit. It is located on the large square near "Le Valmont" restaurant. In the halls forming the square, shops are open every day (except Monday). Outside, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 7:00 to 2:00 p.m., many stalls of fresh produce are installed in this picturesque setting.
Near Versailles - Chantiers station, at the 49 rue des Etats Généraux, you will find Hervet : this boulanger, chocolatier and patissier makes a chocolate cake that we litteraly love : the "Marbre noir" ! Available in one-person portion (4 euros) or 4 or 6 people size.
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Last updated on August 01, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $268
- Cleaning fee | $67 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Electric Stove
- Stove or Oven
- High Definition TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no