|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
WIFI and free phone to over 120 countries landlines (including Europe, Americas, Oceania, Asia, etc).
Welcome to the Sun King dream city !
Live "French style" in our new 35m2 studio which will warmly accommodate you in the historic Saint Louis district of Versailles town.
It is situated only 6 minutes' walk away through beautiful streets from the Versailles Palace and from the RER C station (which leads quickly and directly to Paris down-town: Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Notre-Dame, etc...).
Shops, cafés and restaurants are literally seconds away from your door.
The rate includes all taxes, utilities, high quality bed-linen, large towels, unlimited internet access with WIFI, and free phone to over 120 countries landlines.
The building dates from the 18th century but our classic studio was renovated in May 2014. We are on the “noble” second level (“étage noble” in French) where ceilings are over 10 feet high. Only a few steps to climb, easy for bringing your luggage and your shopping. The access to the building is secured by two digital access codes.
In the bright main room with its French traditional flavor, you will find a double bed and a double sofa-bed (both 140cm wide).
We have designed a kitchen separated from the main room, equipped to the best standards. To save on your shopping time, we provide you a starting supply of spices and condiments. Shampoo and shower-gel are also provided so you do not have to bring your own, making your travel bags lighter!
On top of these, we have prepared two adult bicycles for you to stroll the streets and parks of Versailles at leisure.
What to see in our neighborhood ?
The Palace of Versailles is a set of remarkable constructions which consist of the Royal Palace itself, the Orangerie, the World famous gardens, the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet.
But also, the town of Versailles in its St. Louis and Notre Dame areas shows a splendid architectural unity, as it was built mainly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and it offers wonderful walks and discoveries. Do not be afraid of falling from starvation, there are more than 200 bars and restaurants where you can restore your strength.
To help you a little at the beginning: a few meters from our place, the rue du Maréchal Joffre is bordered on one side by the Saint Louis Cathedral (1754) and on the other by the Potager du Roi (the King's Vegetable Garden), which you can visit and where you can buy fruits and vegetables as they were provided to the Royal Court . You can walk 3 minutes further and see the Carrés Saint Louis, a 1737 'shopping mall' !
-In the opposite direction , right after crossing the rue de l'Orangerie, our street becomes the pedestrian rue de Satory, lined with shops and restaurants. Fancy a croissant in the morning? This is also the path that leads to the castle of Versailles (6 minutes from our place).
You can also walk 3 minutes to the west and enjoy watching, opposite the Orangerie, the Pièce d'eau des Suisses, a beautiful pond partly built by the Swiss Guards of Louis XIV in 1678.
Exhibitions running now at the Versailles Palace:
Versailles and the American Revolution
From 5 July to 2 October 2016, on the occasion of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the Palace of Versailles dedicates an exhibition highlighting the war during which the fate of three countries met : the United States, the United Kingdom and France.
To know more: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/news-/events/exhibitions/versailles-and-the-american-revolution
What about Paris, 17 km away ?
Many Versaillais commute every day to Paris. To go to Paris by public transport is very easy, the RER C is 6 minutes walk from the studio (Versailles Rive Gauche station) and takes you in 30 minutes directly to the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay or Notre-Dame stations.
If you want to go to La Défense, you should instead take the A or H bus for 10 minutes to reach the Versailles Rive Droite station where the train (L line) will bring you there in 20 minutes.
An ideal base for touring the West of Paris
If you have a vehicle, you can take advantage of our location in Versailles to avoid traffic jams and visit more easily the area west of Paris that is quite interesting. Some suggestions:
-11 km away, the Château de Monte-Cristo , a surprising villa that Dumas built with his copyrights from the novel of the same name in 1846.
-12 km away, the Château de Malmaison, owned by Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon's first wife. The Museum houses beautiful Empire style furniture.
-15 km away, Saint Germain en Laye, the birthplace of Louis XIV , do not miss the seventeenth century narrow streets and the National Museum of Archaeology in the Royal Castle of Saint Germain en Laye ( 30,000 objects from prehistory to the Merovingian dynasty).
-65 km away, Giverny, Home and Garden of Claude Monet. Everything has been restored to the condition that the artist has known . Beautiful gardens and a house with a soul ... 10 km on the way back, you should visit La Roche-Guyon, a picturesque village with a surprising castle built against, into and on top of the chalk cliffs overlooking the Seine valley.
- if you're waking up a bit early, why not visit the Invasion beaches in Normandy ? It takes 3 hours and about 260 km to go to Arromanches , but it is perfectly feasible on a single day trip.
French and Chinese couple with 3 kids. We live West of Paris
Romain & Elise BERARD purchased this studio in 2014
Versailles is a wonderful town not as well known as its famous castle. We hope you'll enjoy discovering this place as much as we did.
If you like 17th and 18th century architecture and city planning, you'll fall in love with Versailles. Also a way to discover Paris while staying in the green and exclusive west suburbs.
We were welcomed warmly by Elise when we arrived, and Romain checked on us via text to ensure everything was wonderful...and it was! The apartment is stunning, comfortable and ideally located for exploring this wonderful city and access to further afield such as Fontainebleau and Barbizon. The Chateau is literally around the corner and parks to picnic in just a short stroll or bike ride away. Make sure you check out the market in Notre Dame particularly on Sundays when the stalls are overflowing with produce you can cook up in your own little french abode! If you walk to Versailles Chantiers station (15 minutes from the apartment) it is only 12 minutes by train into Montparnasse in Paris! (TIP: ask at the ticket desk for a Mobilis ticket €12 which will get you from Versailles and back and all around the Paris metro for a whole day!) We would highly recommend staying here, felt very much at home and had a fantastic time.
My daughter and I stayed at Romain and Elise's property in Versailles. It was a studio charmingly decorated and very clean. And everything worked!!!! It was 10 minute walk to the palace and gardens and so many restaurants to chose from. This would be an ideal romantic getaway. Elise and romain were both ideal hosts. On time in greeting us and checking everything was OK. Highly recommended.
The apartment was amazingly clean, modern and very tidy with all the modern ammenities required to spoil ourselves on our Paris vacation. The little French windows overlooking the busy street provided some interesting entertaining and that amazing feeling that we were truly in Paris. It is very convenient to some very quaint restaurants and Patisseries and an easy walk to Versaille Castle and Rive Gauche train station. The train leaves regularly to the centre of Paris. My family truly enjoyed the hospitality of the owners who attended to all our needs without being evasive. I highly recommend this studio apartment to couples or family with one or two smaller children. One of the best Air BnB's we've stayed in! Thank you for this wonderful experience and hope we get the chance to stay here again one day!!
My husband, 13 year old daughter and myself stayed here for four nights and absolutely loved the apartment. While small, there was plenty of room for the three of us and both of the beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen was very functional and well stocked with equipment, and we were easily able to cook meals. The bathroom was also very functional with modern fixtures. The whole unit was very clean and while in a very old historic building, it had all of the charm and none of the downside.
The location was absolutely perfect...with shops, restaurants and the Chateau literally right outside of the door. In the morning, we could run down the street for pastries and be back in 5 minutes, and there were numerous restaurants within a few hundred meters. However, the location didn't feel crowded or noisy, and the windows kept out any street noise overnight.
We used this location as a home base to explore the surrounding area and Paris. The train station is just a very short 10 min walk from the front door, and even when we left for the airport, it wasn't a difficult walk pulling our luggage. From the unit, we could easily be at the Notre Dame within 45 minutes and the trip to CDG only required one train change.
Romain, the owner, was great to deal with as well, showing us all of the features when we arrived, and checking in via text during our stay to make sure we didn't need anything.
I highly recommend this unit, and when we're back in the Paris area, we will definitely stay here again!
Such a tastefully done place just steps from the Palace of Versailles and half a block from the happening stretch of eateries in the St. Louis neighborhood. Hosts were really helpful and responsive. Having 2 bikes at your disposal to explore the Palace gardens is wonderful. Great little espresso machine and all the things you need to cook light meals in if you want. Feels spacious for a studio. Bed is tucked back a bit so it kind of feels like it's own space. On the second floor so you have privacy from the street but still easy access. Street sounds may bother the lightest of sleepers but the wood window shutters really help mute/block the sounds. Two parents a teen and a tween had a great time here. Highly recommend!
Had a very enjoyable stay. Romain and Elise were extremely helpful. The location is very convenient to the palace and to the RER train for trips to Paris. I would recommend this property to friends and family. This was a very good value.
|End of stay cleaning fee||£26|
|Bed linen included||£0|
|2 bikes included||£0|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
For the long term renters, to make your stay more confortable, we clean the studio 3 times a month and change the linen and towels for free.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.