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Cathédrale Saint-Louis, Versailles

Cathédrale Saint-Louis, Versailles (must see)

The Cathédrale Saint Louis is a National Monument and it stands on the site of the former parish church of Saint Louis.

It was built in 1754 by Jacques Hardouin-Mansart and became a cathedral in 1790. The façade is Neo-classical in design with Doric and Corinthian columns, two bell towers and a dome with a spire in the form of a baluster over the Crossing.

In 1755 six bells were installed in the towers. These bells were named after the Queen Marie, the Princess Josephine of Savoy and four of King Louis 15th’s children: Adelaide, Louise, Sophie and Victoria.

During the French Revolution the bells were removed and melted down and the cathedral became a Temple of Abundance. It regained its status as a cathedral in 1843.

The cathedral has 17 side chapels: these are dedicated to the Dead, to Saint Julian, to Saint Genevieve and to Saint Peter. To the left of the transept are the chapels of Ecce Homo, Providence, Saint François, Saint Vincent, Saint Paul, St Joseph and the Sacred Heart.

To the right, is the Chapel of Baptism with its fonts, the Chapel of the Presentation of the Saint Virgin and the Chapel of Saint Charles. Beyond the transept, three chapels which surround the quire are dedicated to the Good Minister, to Saint Louis and to Saint John the Baptist.

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Sight Name: Cathédrale Saint-Louis
Sight Location: Versailles, France
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Versailles, France

Create Your Own Walk in Versailles

Create Your Own Walk in Versailles

Creating your own self-guided walk in Versailles is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Versailles Garden Fountains Tour

Versailles Garden Fountains Tour

Besides its many wonderful plants and trees landscaped into amazing patterns, the gardens at the Royal Palace of Versailles have another key ingredient: water. The marvelous fountains and other fantastic water features here only serve to underline the magnificent beauty of the whole complex. Take our tour to see the best water features in the royal gardens.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 10.1 Km or 6.3 Miles
Versailles Cultural Tour

Versailles Cultural Tour

The town of Versailles is not just about the palace – there are a number of fascinating cultural venues and museums that will enrich your knowledge of French history and creativity. Take our tour to see the most popular cultural venues in Versailles.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Viroflay Village Tour

Viroflay Village Tour

Located just outside Versailles, the quiet village of Viroflay is well worth a visit. Here you can see several top arts venues, as well as the 13th Century Église Saint Eustache. Take our tour to see the best attractions in Viroflay.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Versailles Historical Sites Tour

Versailles Historical Sites Tour

The charming town of Versailles is a place where French history can still come alive. Apart from the world-famous royal palace, there are a number of interesting historical sites in the town. Take our tour to see the most interesting historical places in Versailles.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Versailles Introduction Walk

Versailles Introduction Walk

Situated on the southwest outskirts of Paris, Versailles is a small city famed for housing the opulent residence of French royalty, the Palace of Versailles. The latter is, by far, Versailles' main attraction, complete with its Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments and the Royal Chapel, as well as the spacious formal gardens adorned with fountains and sculptures. Another major attraction is the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Versailles Gardens Tour

Versailles Gardens Tour

Spread across a vast area of 800 hectares, the Royal Palace of Versailles Gardens are the quintessential example of classic French landscape gardening. Most of the individual feature areas – known as bosquets – in the garden were created by King Louis XIV’s chief gardener, landscape architect André Le Nôtre. These numerous groves are certain to impress you with their magnificence and...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles