Hôtel de Ville

Hôtel de Ville, Versailles

Hôtel de Ville
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Government Buildings
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  • Versailles-Château • 3 min walk
  • Versailles-Château • 3 min walk
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4.5
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JohnPaul2010
Dubai467 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
On the way to the castle, we stopped by the city hall to spot the majestic stairs and the ball room.

It is funny to learn that after the French revolution(s) it was built so as to get the first floor above the level of the castle King's room to prove the supremacy of the republic over the monarchy: as a matter of fact the King Louis XIV did not want to see any building in Versailles higher than his bedroom to overlook the city.
Written March 26, 2016
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paris
Paris, France184 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Every time I visit this cute town, I feel refreshed. it seems that the time has kind of stopped when you arrive from Paris. The pace is not as fast and you see old ladies going to the covered farmer's market. The quality of the fruit, cheese or pastries is excellent and cheaper than in Paris for the same quality.
Written September 2, 2014
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore7,090 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
This lovely town is within walking distance from the Versailles Palace Museum and so if you are visiting the museum, you are highly recommended to dropby for a walk-about to fully immerse into the local culture and lifestyle of the people!

There are many shops around this area, built and arranged neatly in rows, along the roads and lanes. These shops sell a wide variety of merchandise and items, ranging from fashion, to shoes, furniture and antique, stationery and books, toys, pharmacy, mini supermarket, florist, cafes, restaurants, chocolates, confectionery and pastries etc. Many of these shops have been there for a long time (from their design and decorations etc) and quite authentic and vintage. So you must be prepared to walk so as to fully explore the town. Along your way, you will see interesting statute and churches as well.

On the other side of the town, there are also local market stalls selling fresh produce, such as fruits and vegetables, meat, bread and other food stuffs. These stalls are operated within a rectangular long one-storey building structure and is air-conditioned. So you don't have to worry about shopping for groceries under the hot sun in summer. There are a few of such building structures here.

And in front of these buildings (on weekends), there is also a flea market (open air market), where operators will setup their makeshift stalls here selling a wide variety of goods as well, such as fashion, shoes, hats, cosmetics, perfumes, sourvenirs, arts and crafts, handbags etc. There will also be a big crowd of visitors and people visiting these stores to have a good bargain of these shopping goods.

We were there on a Saturday morning and happened to see the flea market! We were also lucky to be able to see an open-air market stall, selling fresh and potted flowers and plants there as well at very cheap prices. We were told by our guide that they only operate on weekends.

Its a very nice and worthwhile place to visit! Highly recommended!
Written July 19, 2014
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JAYDenver
Denver561 contributions
Sep 2018 • Business
If you are entering Palace of Versailles the traditional way via the RER station one can not help but notice the Hotel de Ville on Avenue General de Gaulle. The architecture is great and there is a floral clock and a monument to the dead. It is a great photo opportunity! Throughout France it is a municipal building and not to be confused with a hotel where you can stay.
Written November 19, 2018
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Holidaylover091
Wallasey, UK179 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
Interesting town with nice independent shops. Particularely liked the antique shops and the pretty lanes.
Written March 6, 2014
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ChateauGudanes
Perth, Australia20 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
The markets, brocante all excellent. Hire a bike and take a camera.
Try and spent two nights, it's worth it.
Written July 17, 2013
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Greg K
Phoenix, AZ765 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Built in the late 1600's, this property change many hands through the monarchy. Originally a gathering place for the Palace visitors, this is the City Hall of Versailles. Some interesting history on the construction of this property as the King did not want any structure visible from the Palace to be above his bedroom view.

Beautiful architecture, carefully maintained.

We stopped here after our visit of the grounds of the Chateau. The market is worth seeing. Also, ice skating was available (5,00 each) but it is not on ice. It was on a plastic flooring and we decided to not try it.
Written December 15, 2016
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ETHKino
Paris, France552 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
G to the market square when it s the day of the open market..great buys and photos to take. Go to the store Eurodif on the corner and explore the four floors and see all the bargains in Versailles
Written April 6, 2015
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nyk
nyk512 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
The small town adjacent to the versailles is good to visit. Its nice to stroll around away from the crowded areas and see the local culture.
Written January 11, 2015
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,215 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Stopped here on the way back from visiting the Chateau, grand building with a good information sign, we didn't try to enter. There is also a war memorial and a floral clock on the way back to the station.
Written March 13, 2020
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