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Preparing your trip to Versailles: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Paris and Versailles are connected by the RER trains, so it will take no more than half an hour to reach the latter from the capital.
2. Fountains in Versailles work on certain hours only, so travelers who want to admire that view should find out about those hours in advance.
3. It is very comfortable to explore the park while cycling. Visitors are always welcome to rent a bicycle in one of the numerous rental offices. The rental fee is approximately 6 euro per hour. If you do not want to cycle and would like to explore the park in a more comfortable way, it is always possible to rent an electric car. However, only travelers with the international driver’s permit are allowed to rent that vehicle. In order to rent an e-vehicle, you will also need a credit card with a certain deposit and an identity document.
4. Savvy travelers are recommended to explore the palace complex on weekdays when Versailles is free to enter. On weekends, the entrance is paid and costs approximately 15 euro.
5. The ticket line is always very long on weekends. In order not to waste time, travelers can purchase the Museum Pass in advance. This pass entitles its owner to free access to Versailles and many other museums and galleries. Copyright
6. FORFAIT LOISIRS pass is also very advantageous for travelers who plan to visit Versailles. This pass entitles its owner to free public transport access and is also a ticket to the palace and park.
7. The park is very clean and tidy. Visitors should not ruin that harmony, carefully observe numerous landmarks, and do not break any rules.
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8. Taking photographs in some halls or museums of the palace complex can be allowed only for an extra fee. It is recommended to check rules about cameras before the excursion starts.
9. Fans of nature will like their excursion to Versailles even more if they visit the palace complex in summer. This is the time when thousands of flowers bloom in beautiful flowerbeds. These giant fragrant flower compositions look nothing but impressive.
10. A grandiose fountain show takes place in Versailles Park in the evening. The tickets to this performance are purchased separately. The ticket costs nearly 17 euro. Travelers can purchase memorable souvenirs together with the ticket, such as CDs with traditional music of the Louis XIV period.
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What to visit being in Versailles - unique sights

The Palace and Park of Versailles

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Huge crystal chandeliers, paintings and frescoes of impressive scale, refined furniture and variety of gilded sculptures make the place impeccable. The surrounding garden is worth the palace. It’s delightful to visit it in summer at the weekend, when a large fountain in the garden is working. On weekdays, the garden is available for public access. Guests can relax on one of the benches in the shade of trees, as well as walk through the garden and admire ancient sculptures. … Read further

Sports and Recreation Center

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Saint-Cloud is very popular city among fans of nature and adventure travellers. The main sightseeing of the city is a large landscape park with hundreds of wonderful trees, decorative plants and artificial lakes. This is a motherland of bicycle sport. The first official bike race was held there on the territory of a nice park in 1866. Nowadays the park has great cycle lanes. Vacationists will find there a lot of things to do. … Read further

House on Rue D’Alsace

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Quite often, there is no place for arrangement of parks and gardens in modern cities. Vertical gardening architectural structures can significantly improve the environment. Each project of Patrick Blanc is unique. In whatever city he is creating an open air botanical garden, he always uses only plants that are typical for the region. This greatly facilitates caring for green facades and makes them look the most natural way. Flower houses of Patrick Blanc have another important feature. Plants serve as natural blinds for the house and protect it from the sun, so even buildings without air conditioning always feature pleasant coolness. … Read further

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