From Beehome 98, avenue des Ternes 75017 Paris catch the RER – Line C at Porte Maillot station and get off at Versailles – Rive Gauche.
The best-known of France’s chateaux, the Château de Versailles. Enjoy the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Chapel. Watch the Musical Fountain’s! come alive! The majestic Neptune Fountain will come alive on weekends as they splash and twirl and appear to dance to the hypnotizing sounds of music played.
In the 18th century, yet more apartments were added, and the Petit Trianon and the Hameau de la Reine joined the Grand Trianon created in 1687 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
Architecturals styles :
Classical, Louis XIV style, Louis XV style, Louis XVI style, Neoclassical, Baroque
List of collections :
Sculpture, History, Painting, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Architecture, Interior decoration, Panelling, Tapestries, Art instruments, Rugs, Objets d’art, Organ, Reception halls.
“Royal serenades in the Hall of Mirrors” Saturdays from 19 June to 28 August, 50 minutes performances at 6.45pm and 7.45pm
just before the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes (Evening Fountain Show).
2013 marks the year of André Le Nôtre, the talented architect and Louis XIV’s gardener
The park open on to the Grande Perspective, lined with 400 marble and bronze statues, numbers of fountains. The gardens are a beautiful maze of greenery, creating an amazing experience.
Le Nôtre was a genius. Louis XIV commissioned André Le Nôtre in 1661 (Roi des jardiniers et jardinier du Roi = King of gardener and gardener of the King). Unfortunately, his papers have disappeared, and his gardens have suffered numerous modifications. He also played a part in the creation of the Trianon. Le Nôtre is said to have received commissions for the Vatican gardens and several Roman dwellings. he did participate, by sending plans and collaborators, in the remodeling of the gardens of Hampton Court, Greenwich and Windsor.
In the beginning of his career as gardener he worked on the upkeep of the Tuileries and of the gardens of the Luxembourg, the Palais Royal and Fontainebleau.
At Le Nôtre’s death, the Mercure Galant of September 1700 commented his disappearance in the following laudatory terms:
Restaurant suggestion in Versailles
La Perle de Saint-Louis – Fish, and Fish….5 Bis Rue Marche Neuf, 78000 Versailles, France Tél: 01 39 51 50 30
Le Merial – French cuisine….5 Rue Pont Colbert, 78000 Versailles, France 0170441704
Tour en Batobus: Paris en bâteau 11€/ toutes les 25mn de 10 à 19h (21h de Juin à Août) - Arrêts Jardin des Plantes, Notre-Dame, Hôtel de Ville, St Germain des Prés, Le Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Champs-Elysées, Tour Eiffel.
Descendez du Batobus à Tour Eiffel. Prenez le RER station “Javel”. Prendre un billet Allr-Retour pour Versailles – Ligne RER C5 – arrêt Versailles Rive Gauche. Au retour, reprendre le RER C arrêt “Neuilly-Porte Maillot” afin de rejoindre votre maison d’hôtes Beehome.