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The Water Parterres, Versailles

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Where to stay in Versailles

Though you can visit the palace of Versailles on a day trip from Paris, travelers interested in exporing outside the château should consider staying in the town of Versailles, Rambouillet, or Fontainebleau. All three of these boast historical centers and a number of accommodations for visitors, from swanky hotels to short-term apartment rentals. You may want to avoid the other nearby towns, like Senlis, which don't offer any lodging in their old town centers. To put yourself within walking distance of the grand palace, pick a spot along the main avenue in the town of Versailles. When staying here, you can experience first-hand what city planners took into consideration when building this new capital.
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  • These parterres are a wonderful part of the Palace. I can si and watch the water for seemingly hours and never tire of them.  more »
  • You gotta explore the entire gardens, there are so many varieties of fountains (The Apollo Fountain being my favorite). This is the centerpiece you likely will see first.  more »
  • Loved loved loved this fountain. It was a beautiful place and the fountain was so beautiful that i couldn't help but to take lots of pictures!  more »