Have you planned your trip to Paris and are thinking of visiting a World Heritage Site?
You wouldn't be thinking of the Palace of Versailles by any chance? That must be it;)
We’re guessing that you also want to stop in front of the Palace of Versailles to park in a nearby low-cost car park!
Since we are in the 21st century, if you are looking for a car park near the Palace of Versailles, Parclick can help you! You have the choice between two possibilities to park before your visit to Versailles:
- park in a car park next to the Palace of Versailles.
- park in a cheap car park near a train station in Paris before taking the RER C which will take you to the RER Gare de Versailles Château - Rive Gauche station.
With Parclick, you can book your parking space in Versailles online, in order to guarantee your spot. If you are looking for a parking space in Versailles, the Château de Versailles - Boulevard de la Reine car park will allow you to park in a cheap car park located at a 15-minute walk away from the Palace of Versailles.
Go ahead and book parking space near the Palace of Versailles ;)
With the RER station Gare de Versailles Château - Rive Gauche, the Palace of Versailles is easily accessible from the capital. We recommend that you leave your car in a car park near the Palace of Versailles, from where you can walk to the residence of Louis XIV.
However, if you prefer to leave your car in Paris before taking the RER to the Palace of Versailles, it is also possible! Parclick offers you numerous cheap car parks in Paris where you can guarantee yourself a parking space.
You can take the RER C from Bir-Hakeim, The Invalides, Musée d'Orsay or Saint-Michel stations. To reach the Palace of Versailles via public transport, take the RER C in the direction of Gare de Versailles Château - Rive Gauche and you will then be a 12 minutes’ walk from the Palace of Versailles. When you exit the station upon arrival, take the Avenue du Général de Gaulle which leads towards the Town Hall. Once you reached the intersection, go to your left to walk along the Avenue de Paris and you will arrive directly at the castle.
On other hand, if you arrive at the Palace of Versailles from the RER station of Versailles - Rive Droite, simply walk along the rue du Maréchal Foch until you reach the intersection with the avenue de Paris. Then go on your right to walk along the avenue to the castle. It will take you approximately 20 minutes on foot.
The Palace of Versailles as we know dates back to the 17th century. This world-famous palace located southwest of Paris, is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was Louis XIV who ordered the expansion work, which lasted several decades. The Royal Palace of Versailles is indeed a castle of considerable size: it has 2300 rooms spread over more than 63 000 m2. Until the French Revolution, the Palace of Versailles had political purpose but, it also became a cultural centre, having seen playwrights such as Molière or composers such as Lully pass through. Three kings of France lived in the castle: The Sun King, his great grandson Louis XV and his grandson Louis XVI.
If you have the chance to visit the Palace of Versailles on a Saturday between June and September, you can enjoy the Royal Serenade of the Galerie des Glaces. This is a show that reproduces the dances and traditions during the reign of Louis XIV. At any time of the year, you will find the mythical Hall of Mirrors, the King's and Queen’s large apartments, as well as the famous Portrait of Louis XIV in coronation robes that you have undoubtedly seen in your history books.
Have you ever taken a walk in the Tuileries garden, just next to the Louvre Museum? If this is the case, you will quickly realise that the gardens of Versailles were designed by the same man: André Le Nôtre. He also designed the French-style gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Chantilly.
In the gardens of Versailles, you will find sculptures, fountains and a hydraulic installation which was revolutionary at the time. By the way, why not take a short boat ride on the Grand Canal? ;)
In addition, as well as the occasional events organised by the Palace of Versailles and its gardens, between April and October, you can enjoy the Musical Gardens and the Musical Fountain Shows. Every summer, from June to September, the Versailles gardens offer you a magical walk with the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes. This water and light show are accompanied by the music of the Sun King and ends with a fireworks display.
Park in advance by reserving a cheap parking space to enjoy your trip to Versailles! Discover its castle, its gardens, its tea room and enjoy its restaurant services!