Apartment in Versailles, Paris, France - Sunny and Spacious, 10 Minutes Stroll to Chateau and Park
Attractive and comfortable, fully modernised apartment ideally located on the third floor of an 18th century building in Place du Marché Notre Dame, a very atmospheric part of the old city of Versailles, full of life, charm and character, where the famous open-air market is held Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning offering fresh produce in a colourful location. Wide variety of restaurants and cafes (choice of 20 around square alone) and shops nearby. Collect fresh croissants every morning from the patisserie below or stroll up to the Chateau entrance for breakfast under the trees. Two cinemas and Theatre Montansier within easy walking distance. Average ten minute walk to three stations for trains direct to the capital. Pop into Paris on the train for a day's sightseeing before returning to the welcome of your own apartment offering all you need for a romantic and relaxing break. Excellent touring base to visit Monet's Garden at Giverny, Rouen, Chartres and the beautiful chateaus at Rambouillet, Chantilly, Monte Cristo, Auvers, Fontainebleau or Vaux le Vicomte.
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The apartment is beautifully furnished, the photos don't really do it justice. It is ideally located in the main square in the centre of Versailles with the boulangerie and market right on your doorstep. Although we were originally looking to be in the centre of Paris, this gave us the best of both worlds, when we had been in the city all day sightseeing it was relaxing to go back to Versailles for a less hectic pace. Versailles itself was an absolute delight, we had never actually planned a visit there but having had a small taste would definitely go back to both Versailles and the apartment.
Shirley Soar – 7 nights - June 2009
5 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
We stayed in this wonderful apartment over Christmas week and had a marvelous time. The pictures are very accurate, but don't do justice to the ambiance - warm, inviting and a great place to come back to after sightseeing. The location can't be beat. The permanent market stalls around the square are open every day and a large farmer's market fills the square several times a week with a smaller flea market on the other days so there is always something new to explore. There is a fantastic bakery just downstairs and several cafes and restaurants right there also. We are an older couple, so the three flights of stairs was sometimes a challenge, but we always made it. Somehow, we usually stopped for a wine or coffee just below before going up and that helped! The owners were more than helpful in every way. Will definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone.
Our fifth year of holidaying in this wonderful apartment. We really cannot fault it. Immaculately presented and offering all the comforts you could wish for. The location is first class being located above Place du Marche with a fabulous range of fresh produce several times a week and numerous really good restaurants. Proximity to the Chateau of Versailles is excellent - just a ten minute stroll, as is the station with regular trains direct to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame etc. We love our sightseeing in Paris but always look forward to returning to the comfort of this lovely apartment. We have already confirmed our 2016 visit!
Over the years we have never failed to have the very best relationship with the owner and would highly recommend the apartment to other travellers.
What a gem!
Perfectly situated amid bars and restaurants, overlooking the vibrant market square. The flat was very well equipped, including wifi. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and a credit to the owners. All the arrangements went very smoothly. Altogether delighted with our visit, and would not hesitate to recommend this charming flat. We will certainly come again.
The apartment is situated in an ideal central location in Versailles with markets, patisserie, shops and supermarket right on the doorstep. There is a wide choice of restaurants/cafes both close by and within easy walking distance. The apartment itself is very spacious, comfortable, immaculately clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We travelled by train to Paris which we found to be absolutely breathtaking but we also enjoyed the more laid back and relaxing qualities that the apartment had to offer in Versailles. We will certainly be recommending the apartment to any family and friends who decide to visit France and if we are lucky enough to be able to return in the future, we will be sure to stay here again.
Right in the centre of things
Our third stay in this lovely apartment which speaks for itself. The apartment is very comfortable, well equipped and in a great location. All amenities are within easy walking distance with a superb market right on the doorstep. Paris is easily accessible by a frequent train service. Versailles is also well worth taking the time to explore and makes a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Paris. Highly recommended.
What a superb location, Versailles is a 10 minute flat walk away, the train station to Paris again is only a 10 minute walk (both at a slow pace). After a long day in Paris it was most comforting to be able to return to Versailles and eat at the local very reasonably priced restaurant before retiring to the apartment next door.
This apartment is so easy to reach whether you arrive by car or on foot from your place of origin.
The apartment itself is next to several different experiences, ie, a most wonderful market which on Friday is full to brimming with fresh fruit, veg, meat; a boulangerie with wonderful patisserie and restaurants/cafes. Do not let the fact it is next door to restaurant & bar/café deter you - in the evening there is no loud music and you only hear the gentle sound of conversation and laughter. My husband and I slept in the front room overlooking the square and slept soundly.
I don't think the photos do it justice. Three of us stayed at the apartment quite comfortably. The décor in the flat is new, bright, clean and cheery and the facilities were great, eg, separate toilet (no waiting for a teenager to finish in the shower!). The owner was very attentive, helpful and informative (nothing was a bother). This was mirrored by books left in the apartment for information on the area.
We were able to park our car in the local underground car park at a reasonable cost and actually did not use the car until we (reluctantly) had to return to the UK.
I would certainly recommend my friends and family stay in the apartment.
Activity and Interests
Nearest airport is Orly(15ml/24km) but restricted flights (Thomsonfly has cheap flights from Coventry) otherwise Charles de Gaulle (26ml/43km) (British Airways, EasyJet flights from London) then metro line to St Michel for RER train line C5 direct to Rive Gauche Station, Versailles (10 minutes walk from apartment) Travel via Eurostar use same metro line to St Michel.
By car Dieppe (Transmanche Ferries) via Rouen to Versailles (117ml/189km), off A13 east of Paris, or from Calais (191ml/307km).
Ideal touring base for: Giverny - Monet’s House and Garden (40ml/65km); Auvers sur Oise – Impressionist museum in 18th century Chateau/Van Gogh’s grave (28ml/45km); Chateau de Monte Cristo – residence of Alexandra Dumas (7ml/11km); Vaux le Vicomte – inspiration for Versailles (42ml/68km);Fontainebleau (44ml/72km); Rambouillet – chateau and forest, great for walking, cycling, picnics and swimming (21ml/34km); Chartres – largest cathedral in France and inspiring ‘son et lumiere’ (46ml/75km).
Interesting variety of boutiques and shops close by. Over 20 restaurants in market square alone - we recommend Le Boeuf a la Monde for excellent French cuisine, La Cameleon for fresh pasta dishes, Riva Destra for great pizzas in nice surroundings. Many other places to be discovered in locality, for antique lovers Le Patio des Antiquaires in the Passage de la Geole, just behind the apartment is ideally situated. Or wander up to the chateau for a lazy lunch at La Flotille in the park by the canal, their tarte tatine is superb. Please let us know your favourite places when you get back?
Self catering couldn’t be easier - open air market is on Tues, Friday and Sunday mornings, the covered market is open 7 days a wk. The nearest supermarket is Franprix (70m) open 6days a wk including Sunday mornings or Monoprix department store and supermarket (120m) 6 days a wk, closed Sundays.
The Chateau de Versailles, a UNESCO world heritage monument and one of the most fascinating and historic sites in France, is 10 mins walk away. Indoors and out, there is so much to see. Don’t miss the fountains playing to music during the daytime (Sat/Sun/public hols – 4/4 to 25/10) and at night fire, water, baroque music and statuary (Sat evenings 20/6 to 22/8) or for a very special evening - choose from ballet, opera songs or pyrotechnic display in the romantic setting of Neptune’s fountain. Le Mois Moliere or the Jazz Festival in June to the week-end of Heritage Days in September with free entry to local sites of cultural interest - will you ever have time to pop into the centre of Paris only 20km away?
For more about the attractions at the chateau & the surrounding area visit www.versailles-tourisme.com & www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr or contact us for more ideas for great days out.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
27 Aug 2015 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Payment of 25% to secure your booking. Balance and a deposit of £100 (£200 for longer lets) due 4 weeks before start of your stay. The deposit will be returned in full on receipt of the key and confirmation that the apartment has been left in the same state in which you found it.
Flexible changeover day, to be agreed.
Notes on prices:
PLEASE NOTE: 2016 PRICES - Minimum stay of 3 nights will cost £297(£99 per night), 4 nights £360(£90 per night), 5 nights £400(£80 per night), 6 nights £450(£75per night) & 7 nights £490(£70 per night). These prices include all linen/towels + cleaning/laundry charges & are based on two people staying. There is a charge of £15 for one extra person per night or £10 per person per night for two extra people to cover extra costs. Please enquire re prices for longer rentals ie winter lets.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- city centre
- live theatre
- sight seeing
- 54 m²
- Shower room - Shower Enclosure, Luxurious shower room,fitted cupboards& heated towel rail
- Toilet 1 - Toilet, Separate toilet with fitted cupboard under wash basin
- Luxurious fully tiled bathroom with shower and basin with range of cupboards and heated electric towel rail. Shaver point, hairdryer & basic first aid kit provided.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Kingsize bed in double bedroom sleeps 2 Double sofa bed in lounge sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Large fitted wardrobe with ample storage space.
- Notes on accommodation: Spacious apartment ideal for two people but can comfortably accomodate four adults using sofa bed in lounge (less quiet than bedroom though), please note not suitable for children. Also should point out that supply of hot water from smaller tank may require more considered use of shower when four people staying. Dual aspect with large windows, north and south, make the apartment light and airy in the summer. Heating with new electric radiators in each room, individually controlled for convenience, make it easy to keep warm and cosy in the winter. No smoking in the apartment please. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment is thoroughly cleaned before arrival & every week for longer rentals unless required more often for an additional charge. Clean bed linen, towels etc provided on arrival & changed each week. Local English speaking contact available if necessary. Other: Separate toilet with basin and cupboard under.