As I was born in Versailles and I still have family living there, I’ve been there many times and it’s in my opinion one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is mainly known for its palace which is one of the largest one in Europe.
The Château de Versailles, the Palace of Versailles, literally takes days if you want to see all of it. However, one room stands out above them all. One of the most famous parts of the palace is the Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended World War I, was signed on June 28, 1919.
Aside from the Château, the city is a treat to visit as it is stunning, with cute shops and trees lining the roads. It is also a great place to raise children as the population is younger than most people would expect. Concerts are often organized and several international schools have been opened for them, bringing an international flavor to this already vibrant city.
The city of Versailles also offers many excellent restaurants and is a real treat for people looking for good food.
Expert tip: If you’re staying in Paris, take a train in the morning to Versailles. Spend the morning touring the Château and take a break to try one of the local restaurants for lunch. Afterwards, head to the spectacular gardens of the Château where you can just relax without even realizing that you are only about twenty minutes away from one of the busiest cities in Europe and the world: Paris.
Rent a bike to see more of the city and stop at a boulangerie (bakery) to enjoy one (or a few…) of the famous French pastries. Next, you must visit one of the many art galleries or museums and finally decide which great restaurant you are going to try before taking the train back for Paris.