Versailles is a city, located on the west edge of Paris in the country of France. It is also known as the Château de Versailles and is an important area in French History. There is an array of monuments and historical buildings within this area that exude grandeur. Major points of interest include the vast royal palace and gardens that date from the time of King Louis XIV. Versailles is one of the wealthiest cities near Paris.
The city and regions surrounding Paris are one of the richest municipalities in Europe and in the world. Versailles provides some of the most important economic sectors in the city with public administration, education, health and social work, financial activities, retail trade and repairs, and transport. Major companies with office space or other facilities in the area are Nexter, Renault Trucks Defence, Citroën Sport, Blizzard Entertainment, and Kléber Industries.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Versailles has a lot to offer in terms of sights and things to do. Major points of interest include the Château de Versailles, which is home to the Marie-Antoinette Estate and the Grand Trianon castle, as well as the Grandes Eaux Musicales. Other sights worth mentioning are the historic buildings on the west part of town (i.e. Hôtel de Ville, The municipal Library, etc.), the Royal Stables, the Temple of Love, the Chapelle Royale, the Appartement de la Reine, the Musee Lambinet and others. Fun activities in the area include guided tours, boating, cycling, walking, shopping, or watching a movie in Cinema Cyrano. Versailles has a variety of cafes, restaurants and places to grab a drink or two. Examples include château’s Angelina restaurant & snack bar near the Battles Gallery, La Flotille - within the Formal Gardens, and Monument Café (all-you-can-eat experience) - outside of the Palace. Popular bars in the area include O’Paris and The Ones - located on Place du Marché.
The nearest major airport to this city is Paris-Orly Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Paris, France and is 23 km (14 miles) from the centre of Versailles, France. Another major airport is Charles De Gaulle International Airport, which has international and domestic flights from Paris, France and is 45 km (28 miles) from Versailles, France. Beauvais-Tillé Airport has international and domestic flights from Beauvais, France and is 100 km (62 miles) from Versailles, France. Reaching Versailles is possible through several options: trains (three different stations in the city, with Versailles Rive Gauche being the closest to the palace), buses, bike or motorbike, as well as the 2 Wheel Tours Paris. The main city is easy to walk around, while hiring a bike or a battery-powered golf cart is also an option.