Versailles, France

Self Catering Versailles Holiday Cottages and Gites, France

Versailles, located 10.6 miles from the centre of Paris, is the found in the Yvelines department in the Ile-de-France region of the country. A stay in a Versailles cottage is a stay in a town world-renowned for its château: the Palace of Versailles. Versailles is steeped in cultural and historical importance for France – it was the capital of the kingdom of France for over a century, from 1682 to 1789.

Today, when you rent a holiday home in Versailles, you’ll already know that its primary cultural attraction is the Palace. Versailles is one of France’s foremost tourist attractions - with its ornately decorated rooms and historic significance. Versailles, the town, also has other points of cultural notability; in recent times, its position as an affluent suburb of Paris has meant that it forms a part of the Paris artistic scene. Today its wealth means it remains an important administrative and judicial centre.

When youstay in Versailles self catering accommodation, you’ll realize that the palace isn’t just a building, but is a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Even today the palace still serves political functions. Historically Versailles is known for numerous treaties such as the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the American Revolutionary War and the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I.

How to reach your Versaille holiday rental: The nearest airports to Versailles are Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly – both are well-served by the many scheduled, charter and low-cost airlines from airports all over the UK. If you prefer to arrive via Eurostar and arrive into gare du Nord station in Paris – Versailles is well-served by trains into and out of Paris.  Versailles is served by Versailles – Chantiers station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line C, on the Transilien La Défense suburban rail line, on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line, and on several national rail lines, including low-frequency TGV service.

Versailles is also served by two other stations on Paris RER line C: Versailles – Rive Gauche (the closest station to the Palace of Versailles and consequently the station most frequently used by tourists) and Porchefontaine. Versailles is also served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Versailles-Rive-Droite and Montreuil.

If you arrive via car, Versailles is conveniently located near a number of France’s auto-routes and national roads.

Versailles is at its hottest in July and August and coolest between December and February, though Versailles rarely experiences freezing temperatures. City breaks to Versailles in the springtime and autumn will also experience pleasant temperatures. There is occasional snow in winter. Versailles' average yearly temperature is 12°C (54°F), witnessing 3°C/37°F in January and 19°C/66°F in July. Temperatures often drop below zero in winter and can climb to the mid-30s or higher in the middle of summer.