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Versailles Guide

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Located only 20kms to the southwest of France's capital city, Paris, is the town of Versailles. The town is well known for its magnificent Palace of Versailles and its surrounding park, and other nearby chateau towns make the area a popular place to visit in France. Prebook cheap car hire in Versailles and gain the freedom to explore the magnificent town and its surrounding destinations, such as Paris. Car rentals are a very efficient way of travelling. Avoid busy, and unreliable public services and see the sights from the comfort of your own car. Don't leave it to the last minute, and book today!

Explore Versailles

Built for Louis XIV, the 17th century château is an awesome architectural feature. Though considered by many to be somewhat gaudy and overstated, viewers cannot help but admire the grand scale and magnificence of the complex. Visitors will come across 4 main entrances to the palace, where they can take guided tours of the chateau or explore the rooms and exhibits on their own.

Entrance A - Takes visitors to the Grand Apartments only.
Entrance B - Only for groups who have pre-booked.
Entrance C - Provides access to Louis XIV's apartments, the Dauphin and its apartments, and the Hall of Mirrors.
Entrance D - A range of guided tours are organised here.

The château was constructed over 51 years, from 1664 to 1715, and, with the exception of a few years after Louis XIV’s death, was the residence of the French royal family until the Revolution of 1789. It was neglected for many years, and is now in pristine condition thanks to the numerous restoration efforts of both the 19th and 20th centuries.

The other premier attraction of Versailles is the château's superb park. Covering four square kilometers, the palace grounds near the château consist of symmetrical gardens with fountains. The park loses its formality the further you wander away from the palace, and there are numerous tranquil sections to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon, including Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and Le Hameau de Marie-Antoinette. There are shuttle services running through the park and you can row around the Grande Canal in rented boats.

Near the park entrance stands the Hôtel Palais Trianon, where the final negotiations for the Treaty of Versailles took place. It is an extremely popular place to lunch, dine, or to just have refreshing drinks after a stroll through the park.

There are a number of attractive destinations nearby that make for rewarding day trips. Examples of these are Fontainebleau, Chantilly, the cathedral of Chartres and the Basilica of St-Denis.

Transport

Versailles can easily be reached by shuttle services operating out of Paris' Charles de Gaulle International Airport, which caters to direct flights from most world cities. Travellers can also opt for buses, taxis, trains or car rentals from outside of the airport's main terminal building.

There are plenty of car rental companies operating at the airport, these include; Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Firefly, TT car transit and Sixt. Book car hire in Versailles online in advance with us and we'll find you cheaper prices and a larger selection of cars to choose from by comparing the market.

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