Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Versailles, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 4.4 km
Ascend 46 m
Descend 49 m

Experience Versailles in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in VersaillesIndividual Sights in Versailles

Sight 1: Statue équestre de Louis XIV sous les traits de Marcus Curtius

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The Equestrian Statue of King Louis XIV is a sculpture designed and partially executed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Bernini first discussed the project while in France in the mid-1660s, but it did not start until later in the decade, when back in Rome. It was not completed until 1684 and then shipped to Paris in 1685. Louis XIV of France was extremely unhappy with the result and had it placed in a corner of the gardens of Versailles. Soon after, the sculpture was modified by François Girardon and altered into an equestrian sculpture of the ancient Roman hero Marcus Curtius.

Wikipedia: Equestrian statue of Louis XIV (Bernini) (EN)

571 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Parc Balbi

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Balbi Park is an English-style park, located next to the King's vegetable garden in Versailles, France. It is free to access and its entrance is located on rue du Maréchal-Joffre.

Wikipedia: Parc Balbi (FR)

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Le Potager du Roi

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The King's Vegetable Garden is a 9-hectare vegetable garden, created in 1683 near the Palace of Versailles by the director of the Royal Orchards and Vegetable Gardens Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, at the request of King Louis XIV to supply the court of Versailles.

Wikipedia: Potager du roi (FR), Website

240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Cathédrale Saint-Louis

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Versailles Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Versailles, France. It is a national monument.

Wikipedia: Versailles Cathedral (EN), Website

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Quartier de Croy

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1345 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 6: Hôtel de Police

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184 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Hôtel de Madame du Barry

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963 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 8: Parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth

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Parc du Domaine de Madame ElisabethHenry Salomé (Jaser !) 22:00, 8 November 2006 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Madame Élisabeth's estate or Montreuil estate is located at 24 and 26, rue Champ-Lagarde, in the Montreuil district of Versailles in the French department of Yvelines, in the Île-de-France region.

Wikipedia: Domaine de Montreuil (FR)

643 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 9: Église Saint-Symphorien

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Église Saint-Symphorienℍenry Salomé (Jaser !) 22:13, 8 November 2006 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Church of Saint-Symphorien is a parish church located in Versailles, in the Yvelines department, France. It is dedicated to Saint Symphorien and depends on the diocese of Versailles.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Symphorien (Versailles) (FR), Website


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