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Domain of Versailles’ Facilities

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Domain of Versailles’ Facilities

This page provides information about many services in Domain of Versailles.

Special tips

Wear good shoes: Domain of Versailles is huge, you will have to walk al lot during the Palace of Versailles, to joint Marie-Antoinnette’s estate (Petit Trianon, Grand Trianon) 1,5 km far from the Castle.

In Summer, don’t forget a cap, solar cream and little bottle of water (50 cl maximum to be allowed during the Palace of Versailles’ visit).

In wet weather, don’t forget a folding umbrella. Becareful : Umbrella that doesn’t bend are forbidden inside the Palace of Versailles.

At the entrance of Palace of Versailles :

  • Free left-luggage office for your stroller, backpacks, suitcases and umbrellas : Prefer bring with you a baby sling or a baby-carrier without metal frames for children under a year old.
  • Public toilets free of charge, basement level (Gabriel Pavilion)
  • Free distribution of audio-guide in 11 languages : French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Polish.

Bicycle and row boat hire, Segways, mini-train and electric vehicle to rent

The garden’s designer, André Le Nôtre transformed this wet section of the park into a huge reservoir: The Grand Canal of Versailles. This east-west view from the Versailles’ garden is a source of changing light, perfect to visit in each season. It offers many differents specials views of the palace.

Tour the Grand Canal of Versailles is 5.5 km long. Walking takes about 1h/1h15, rollerblading 35/40 minutes and by bicycle 25 to 30 minutes. This quite flat path is accessible to stroller  and wheelchair occupants.

The Grand Canal of Versailles is the best place in the park to have a glance all the place. Its 23 hectares of water, 60 meters wide, it forms a cross of nearly 1700 meters in the east-west and 1000 in north-south direction. To full enjoy it, it’s better to hire a boat for an hour.

The park is daily open.
General schedules:
April to September: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM (for vehicles) and 8:30 PM for pedestrians.
October to  March: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM.

There are several gates to enter through  the park: from  Boulevard de la Reine, the entrance to the palace or the Saint Cyr road.
Admission to the palace park is free, unless you enter through the gardens (the section close to the palace where the various groves are located) on Musical Fountain days during high-season.
The price to enter by car is €5 per vehicle. There is car park beside the Grand Canal, at Little Venice.

Drink in Domain of Versailles

From April to October, you can find  Fresh-pressed orange juice  in the alleys of Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, Saint-Antoine’s Gate.

Have an ice cream in Domain of Versailles

From April to October, you can have an ice cream (fruits sorbets) Grille de la Ménagerie, at the beginning of the Grand Canal when arriving from the Palace of Versailles.

1 cornet : €2,50 / 2 cornets : €4.

Eat in Domain of Versailles

In Domain of Versailles, you have few possibilities to eat, for every budget :

  1. Picnic
  2. Restaurants in Palace of Versailles
  3. Restaurants in Park and Gardens of Domain of Versailles
  4. Restaurant in Petit Trianon
  5. Restaurants in Versailles near Château de Versailles

Where you can eat in Domain of Versailles?

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Where you can eat in Domain of Versailles?

In Domain of Versailles, you have got few possibilities to eat, for every budget:

  1. Picnic
  2. Restaurants in Palace of Versailles
  3. Restaurants in Park and Gardens of Domain of Versailles
  4. Restaurant in Petit Trianon
  5. Restaurants in Versailles near Château de Versailles

1. Picnic

Pièce d’eau des Suisses
Pièce d’eau des Suisses


Eat Sandwiches on a bench is tolerated.

Picnic is allowed in the Domain of Versailles.
Find below best places to picnic:

  • along the Grand Canal
  • around the Pièce d’eau des Suisses (in front of the Orangerie)

Find the area of picnic in Park of Versailles’ Palace on the locator map.

Not to carry your picnic too far, I recommend you to park at Parking Boulevard de la Reine, it costs €6 for a day and it’s near the Grand Canal.

2. Restaurants in Palace of Versailles

  • Salon de Thé Angelina
    Find Salon de Thé Angelina on the locator map.
    First floor of Pavillon d’Orléans (also accessible via the Royal Courtyard)
    Restaurant, tea room with sweet and savoury dishes and snacks all day.
    +33 (0)1 39 20 08 32
    Snack Menu until 5.30 p.m. : club sandwiches, quiche lorraine, charcuterie assortment, large salads, choice of three cheeses…
    Price: from €16 to €26.
    Pastries, Macaroons and small cakes for tea time from €4,5 to €10.
  • Le Grand Café d’Orléans
    Find Le Grand Café d’Orléans on the locator map.
    Garden-level (also accessible via the Princes’ Courtyard)
    +33 (0)1 30 83 04 02
    Ladurée shop (macaroons), Parisian pastry shop, range of delicatessen: jams, teas, coffee, macaroons.

3. Restaurants in Park and Gardens

  • Parmentier de Versailles
    Find Parmentier de Versailles on the locator map.
    Address : Place du Grand Trianon
    * From April to October: South of grand Canal
    * From November to March:  Allée du Bosquet des DômesPotato toppings cold or hot to takeaway.
    Price : between €5 and €8.
  • La Flottille
    Find La Flottille on the locator map.
    +33 (0)1 39 51 41 58
    Restaurant in 1900 style, brasserie, tea room and takeaway inside or outside, near the Grand Canal.
    Menus: €27,50 (main dish + desert), €29 (starter + main dish), €35 (starter + main dish + desert).
    Price: starter at €12,50,  main courses (fish and meat dishes) at €21, desert at €9.
  • La Petite Venise
    Find La Petite Venise on the locator map.
    Situated between Bassin d’Apollon and the Grand Canal
    +33 (0)1 39 53 25 69
    Open every days from 10h30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    This house was the gondolier’ house of Louis XIV who sailed on the Grand Canal. Inside or outside, you can eat italien food : risotto, delicatessen, charcuterie assortment, large salads, pastries…
    Average price for the restaurant menu : €30-50.
  • Les terrasses de la Petite Venise
    Find Les terrasses de la Petite Venise on the locator map.
    +33 (0)1 39 53 25 69
    Open every days from 10h30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    This house was the guards’ house of Louis XIV who keept the Gardens. Inside or outside, you can eat italien meal : ciabatta, pizzas, tiramisu…
    Average price for the restaurant menu : €14

4. Restaurant in Petit Trianon

Angelina Petit Trianon
Near the entrance of Petit Trianon in Marie-Antoinette’s Domain
+33 (0)1 39 20 91 67
Opening 12h-18h (12h-17h November to March)
Sandwiches, pastries, hot chocolate.
Price: from €6. Noon Menu: €9,90

5. Restaurants in Versailles, near the Palace

  • Brasserie du Musée
    Find Brasserie du Musée on the locator map.
    2 place Gambetta (near from Versailles’ Palace, in front of Versailles’ Opera).
    +33 (0)1 39 50 18 08 or infos@brasseriedumusee.fr
    Open from 11:00 a.m. to midnight.
    Takeaway in a terrace: lemonade and crêpes (french pancakes).
    Sandwiches, pizzas, fresh pasta, mussels, toasted sandwiches, omelettes, soups, entrecote…
    Menus :
    €13,90 [starter + main course / main course and cheese + desert]
    €17 [starter + main course + desert]
    €26 [starter + main course + cheese or desert + coffee].

Tickets to visit Palace of Versailles are sold in the restaurant.

  • Le Saint-Julien
    Find Le Saint-Julien on the locator map.
    6 rue Saint-Julien. +33 (0)1 39 50 00 97
    Opening from tuesday noon to saturday night.
    Traditional French Cuisine.
    Menus: between €12 and €30.
  • La Veranda
    Find La Veranda on the locator map.
    1 Boulevard de la Reine / Trianon Palace Hotel
    +33 (0)1 30 84 55 55
    Opening: 12:30-2:30 p.m. every day and 7:00-10:30 p.m. every day
    Traditional French Cuisine.
    Menus:
    €59 [starter + main course]
    €55 [main course + desert]
    €69 [starter + main course + desert].
  •  Gordon Ramsay **
    Find Gordon Ramsay on the locator map.
    1 Boulevard de la Reine / Trianon Palace Hotel
    +33 (0)1 30 84 50 18
    Opening: noon-2:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)  and 8:00 to 10: 00 p.m. (Tuesday to Saturday)
    International Cuisine.
    Menus [starter + main course + desert]: €90, €143, €193.