Wotif you took a holiday in France
and spent some time exploring one of the world's most famous UNESCO Heritage listed sites? Our Chateau de Versailles hotels will put you in extremely close proximity to this beautiful palace, so you won’t need to worry about navigating your way through the city.
Things to Do
This famous palace in Versailles isn't just a picturesque destination; its historical value is also priceless. Besides being home to a number of famous people from history (including Marie Antoinette), this was actually the site of the signing of the Jeu de Paume Oath during the French Revolution in 1789, which ushered in the democratic government of France. You can learn all about this monumental act in the Museum of the History of France, which is within the palace grounds.
Once you arrive, there are a number of different tour options (some even offer two day access passes to most of the rooms in the palace), so you can choose which parts of the palace you'd most like to visit, according to your budget. While you're here, you'll see some of the most beautiful examples of classical French art in almost every room, but don't miss the King's and Queen's Grand Apartments, the Royal Chapel, the Congress Room and the Royal Opera, all of which are rich in history, opulence and character.
Another must-visit is the Hall of Mirrors, which was built in the 17th century at a time when mirrors were a luxury item. The 357 mirrors that line the walls of this waiting room were (and still are) a symbol of grandeur, which visitors to the palace could admire while being enchanted by the sheer opulence of the French Kingdom. Centuries later, the treaty of Versailles was signed in this room, which ended World War I.
From the Hall of Mirrors, you can look out the window and admire the gardens and Grand Canal, designed by Andre Le Notre around the same time that the hall was designed. The gardens themselves took 40 years to complete - with the addition of statues and fountains - and have recently been restored, so that you can admire them just as Louis XIV did all those years ago. Don't just peer out the window at the gardens, though. Make sure you take a stroll around the grounds, so that you can really appreciate the intricate details of the statues, hedges and water features. If you visit during summer, the gardens play host to jazz concerts, so you can sit back in beautiful surrounding with some cool tunes in the background.
To get to the Chateau, jump aboard one of these cheap flights to Paris
and then take the 40km trip from the airport by bus, train or taxi. And if you need accommodation while you're in Paris, be sure to check out our great range of hotels in Paris
So wot are you waiting for? Book your flights and Chateau de Versailles accommodation with us now and don't forget to pack your camera!