A Trip to Château de Versailles

Day Trip to Palace Versailles from Paris Driving in Paris is really crazy!

Palace Versailles is a castle / palace that you should visit if you are at Paris. It is usually a day trip from Paris to Palace Versailles. Some palace enthusiasts may extend their time to 2 days if you are exploring the entire palace because it is so big.  

And today, we have a Visitor! Brother in Law visited us today and prior to that we will planning some trip out of Paris. Initially was Mont St Michel, however we decided to go for Palace Versailles as it is nearer to Paris though. 

Mont St Michel is 4 Hrs away from Paris though.

Lunch: Fich

Review of Fich

Time

12:00 Hrs

Arrival

Service

Food

Value

Service: Service is fast and quick, more like a fast food style.

Food: The calamari taste good, but the sweet potato fries were disappointing though.

Value:
Well, €10 for set excluding drinks, which means €13 for a set with drinks. Average value for money I would say.


Driving From Paris to Versailles

Driving From Paris to Versailles

Distance

23 km

Duration

1 Hr 

Toll

Free

Driving in Paris is really not easy.  We have to go through the Round About, exiting like the 7th one. Can you imagine how many exits they have in that round about?

Arc De Triomphe has 12 exits!

REVIEW ON DRIVING IN PARIS

Wah Lau, if you think driving in Little India or Geylang is jialats, where till you drive here. GAOLAT!

KAI Kuai Che 
P Plate Driver

And so we finally reached Versaille and we spent like 20mins finding the nearest parking. You can park at this place [Click] , which cost almost the same as the public parking outside, but ample parking ​space. But you feel rich, you can park just outside Versaille which cost more.

Parking Charges outside Versaille - If you don't feel like walking too far.

See: Palace Versailles

Review of Palace Versailles

Time

15:00 Hrs

Arrival

Duration

3-4 Hours

At least

Location

Value for Money

Entrance of Palace Versailles

Entrance of Palace Versailles

Self Ticketing Machine

Self Ticketing Machine

Palace Versailles Tickets

Palace Versailles Tickets

Recommended Duration: It will take at least 3-4 hours to finish the self tour of Palace Versailles. The palace is so huge, and the initial 2-3 hours is just the visiting the interior of the Palace. We spent another half of the time at the Garden as well.

Location: The entrance of the castle is located 15mins walk from Gare de Versailles Château Rive Gauche and 25 mins walk from Gare de Versailles Chantiers. We parked a distance from Palace of Versailles too.

Value for Money: Yes, this is one of the most worthy castle to visit. The World's largest royal domain with 87,728,720 square feet (8,150,265 m2) 

Skip the Line Tickets

Skip the long lines and enjoy an audio-guided tour of Palace Versailles.


​The Palace of Versailles, Château de Versailles, or simply Versailles is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France.

This Palace is sibei the Big! If you have gone here, you probably won't feel like visiting the rest of Chateau in France.

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It takes us around 2 hours to complete the Royal Buildings only. It will probably take at least 2 days if you want to complete the full tour. There are 3 Parts to Château de Versailles.

  • The Palace
  • The Garden
  • Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate (Hearsay is the Queen And the Mistress)

The Palace

Inside Palace Versailles

Inside Palace Versailles

Before going in Palace Versailles

Before going in Palace Versailles

Some statues

Some statues

Many Paintings in Palace Versailles

Many Paintings in Palace Versailles

Palace Versailles

Palace Versailles

Palace Versailles

Palace Versailles

As we reach there around 5pm, there wasn't a big crowd. There are more people leaving than entering the Palace. Zero Queue at the Ticket Machines as well. Ticket cost €15.

Floor Area of Palace: 67000 m² (​9 Old Trafford Soccer field!)

The Garden

The garden is damn big!  You need to pay to visit the garden and there is a musical fountain there. It cost €9 for the musical fountain and gives you free entry to the garden. However, it's free entry to the garden after 6.30pm. You may want to save the €9 and wait till  6.30pm.

The Garden of Palace Versailles

The Garden of Palace Versailles

The Garden

The Garden

The Garden of Palace Versailles

The Garden of Palace Versailles

The Garden

The Garden

Area of Garden: 8,000,000 m²​ - 1,120 Soccer Fields!

Garden View | Pix: travelchannel.com

We were still joking on how the gardener survive maintaining the garden. It's crazily big! 

Garden of Versailles

​Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate

We didn't have a chance to visit this area as by the time we roam around the garden, it's already 7pm plus. But you can do so if you want to explore the whole Palace. Let us know your reviews too! Maybe we will make a trip back again.

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REVIEW ON ​CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

This Chateau really sibei BIG! Must come!

PI Sai 
Swaku Chateau Vistor

Dinner: Le Carré aux Crêpes

Review of Le Carré aux Crêpes

Time

19:30 Hrs

Arrival

Service

Food

Value

Le carre aux Crepes

Le carre aux Crepes

Ice Cream Crepe

Ice Cream Crepe

Mussels Crepe

Mussels Crepe

Scallop Crepe

Scallop Crepe

Smoked Salmon Crepe

Smoked Salmon Crepe

After our visit to Versailles, it is dinner time! So using TripAdvisor, we tried to navigate their top restaurants around the area.

We wanted to try La Table du 11 and Le 17.37, but unfortunately they were fully booked! Feeling hungry, we decided to explore some other restaurants we can find, but they were fully booked as well.

Finally, we chanced upon Le carre aux Crepes, which was also fully booked. However, we asked if the outside seats were available.

Heng ah, got ask. The seats are available! And so, we order our meal full of Crepes and the dessert also ice cream crepe.

We will definitely recommend this place for Crepes. It definitely taste good! If you want indoor seating, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.


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Don is a Kiasu Singaporean that blogs his journey while exploring Europe. A Singapore Travel Blog that provides travel guides and tips on how to travel free and easy in Europe.

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