Château de Versailles
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- 98%History Buffs
- 75%Local Culture
- 73%Art & Design Lovers
- 55%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 53%Luxury Travelers
- 53%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (90)
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Feb 16, 2014
I think I would have loved this if the gardens hadn't been too cold to tour. I would really like to go back when it's warmer, skipping the palace and just seeing the grounds. The palace was absolutely beautiful. I think for me, the most amazing part was the War Salon. The paintings were wonderful and I loved the open feeling of the room. I was more impressed by it than by the hall of mirrors. The architectural detail in the palace is beautiful, it is really worth the visit.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Jan 23, 2014
The chateau is huge, opulent and historic, but the gardens are the real treat. They are perfectly maintained and seemingly endless! You can easily spend a full day here and still not see everything.
- Château de VersaillesCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jan 03, 2014
One of the high-lights of my Versailles trip was visiting the Gardens and Marie-Antoinette's Estate. It's massive, words can't describe the size and acres of the land. Beautiful marble sculptures, well trimmed bushes and trees, and manicured flowers and plants. The Musical Fountains Show is a must, pay a little extra to come on certain days and times, a very entertaining show. The gardens are so huge, it does get tiring walking around. But don't forget to check Marie-Antoinette's Estate, where you'll find typical French style cottages and The Temple of Love.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Dec 29, 2013
If you visit Versailles, be prepared for an all day trip here since the chateau is huge. Once you are done exploring the different rooms in the palace, you can go out to the back to explore the large garden. I recommend wearing good walking shoes because you will do a whole lot of it here.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
The chateau and the area surrounding it is vast. In addition to checking out the decadent interior of Versailles, be sure to check out Marie Antoinette's village. Apparently, she wanted to have an idyllic, tranquil village nearby the palace, so she ordered the construction of one. It recalls Disney's animated film, Beauty and the Beast.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 19, 2013
Though the palace is a bit humdrum after you've seen 20 bedrooms where King Louis once lay his royal head (before he lost it, that is), Versailles is worth the visit; especially on a sunny day when the vast green gardens just beckon you to pull a Marie Antoinette and romp through them. I recommend heading straight for the main attractions in the palace (Hall of Mirrors, King's Bedchamber, The Grand Apartments) and spending the majority of your time outside and touring Marie Antoinette's estate.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 21, 2013
This place is amazing! You could easily spend the whole day touring the castle, the gardens, and the getaway cottages (about a mile away). The castle is beautifully decorates and impressive to see. The gardens take another half an hour or so just to walk across (not even through the different sections). The cottages that are more modest with the pond in the middle remind me of Dutch houses.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
While the Palace is grand and impressive, the grounds were where we spent most of our time. The gardens are many and vast with interesting fountains and sculptures.
- Château de VersaillesMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Jul 25, 2013
Went back in the spring and the gardens (free!) are fantastic. A great get-away from the bustle of Paris.
Loved Versailles, but not really for the main Chateau, although that was interesting. I loved the gardens even though I went in the dead of winter. I can't wait to go back in the spring and explore. The Petit Trianon and Marie Antionette's Estate were my favorites. The simple elegance estate house and the quaint make-believe village feels a bit like being at Disneyland which I suppose was what Marie-Antoinette used the estate for--her own fairytale world.Recommended for:Local Culture