Speciality Museums • History Museums
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- Such detail within the carriages, the death carriage was a real highlight. Good information displays and even sleds.Written March 14, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Royal Chapel is the third thing we liked best in the palace of Versailles, just after the Hall of Mirrors and the Battle room.
The Chapel is pretty big, made on two levels and it strongly reminds me on the Paris' Saint Chapel, although it does not have such amazing stained glass.
You cannot enter it, just observe it from the entrance.Written February 16, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- An interesting building re the real tennis aspect and the fact this is where the French Revolution began. It opens at 2pmish and is free.Written September 17, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Museum of French History is within the Chateau Versailles which is dedicated “ to all the glories of France “ by the wishes of Louis Philippe who was the King of France in the 1830. The Museum is literally filled with paintings, sculptures, drawings depicting every aspect of French history.
It’s definitely recommended to buy the skip the line ticket from Guideatours located across the road from the railway station as the queues are horrendous.
Once outside the palace there are golf buggies to rent which are fab for getting around the gardens . We really enjoyed it as the weather was extremely hot & having shade made our day more enjoyable. Cafes are located just near the lake which is handy for coffee or lunch break.Written October 18, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Located at 10min. driving distance from Versaille, we visited this museum as advised by a guide.
The museum displays fine pieces of Jouy linen (high quality printed cotton with traditional patterns: nature, animals, plants, scenes from everyday life).
I was more interested by the information panels explaining very well how an industry is built from scratch, how it survived the political turmoil of the revolution, the occupation in 1815 by Prussian troops etc.
An hour is sufficient to visit the museum before going on to Versailes and resume exploration of its castle and parks.Written May 22, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- add to your experience of Versailles; the intimate museum located in a hotel particulier has much to offer with quality period furniture and frequent small interesting exhibitions.Written June 28, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Versailles Montreuil is the neighborhood around L’ Eglise St . Symphorian . Rue de Montreuil is a short but sweet commercial street starting at the rotary in front of the church running up to Place Alexandre and the statue of André Le Nôtre (Louis XIV’s garden landscaper ) and ave St.Cloud. More interesting are the off the beaten track historical sites along la rue Champs de Lagarde which is a block or so behind the church: La Maison des Musiciens Italiens where Louis XIV’s housed 5 Italian sopranos when they joined the la Musique de la chapelle Royale. Included in the same buildings is the Musée du Compagnonnage /Union compagnonnique Tour de France.
Les Compagnons is an association dating from the middle ages when the construction of cathedrals got underway. Today it provides training and apprenticeship in traditional crafts ( woodwork, carpentry, ironwork , masonry, building, roofing, plumbing, painting, cooking, leather, glass etc) for youths from 15 years old on and post high school. The apprentices live together and travel round France practicing their trades and improving their skills in preparation for a chef d'oeuvre .
La Maison des Musiciens was eventually passed on to the botanist Le Monnier who landscaped a garden behind the house. The garden is now a small park open to the public with information about it in French and braille . Unfortunately if you want to visit the museums inside you have to schedule your visit(individually or group)
Maison des musiciens italiens :15 rue Champ Lagarde
78000Versailles. Tel : +33(0)6 07 39 70 00.
Across the street a few yards up on rue Champs de la Garde(another entrance 73 rue avenue de Paris) is la domaine de Mme Elisabeth, Louis XIVs sister who was beheaded doing the revolution. It consist of rambling park with gardens and a lovely house . It used to organize exhibits but it seems to have streamlined its activities and its visits are also now scheduled.
Domaine de Madame Elisabeth
73 avenue de Paris
Renseignement auprès du Conseil général des Yvelines
Tel : +33(0)1 39 07 78 78
The park however is open from March 1st to 30 November 30th and there is no fee.
Summer : April 1st - September 30th : 11h à 20h
Winter : Octobre to Novembre and March 1st-31st 8AM-6PMWritten September 13, 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Versailles
- These experiences are best for museums in Versailles:
- Time entry ticket: Versailles with Self-Guided Tours in Paris
- Versailles Monarchy Private Tour
- Skip-the-line tickets for the Palace of Versailles
- Palace of Versailles Entrance Ticket
- Versailles Palace & Gardens Full Access With Audio Guide
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