Versailles Churches Tour, Versailles

Versailles Churches Tour, Versailles

Versailles is home to a number of marvelous Christian buildings, some of which date back to the 18th Century. One of the highlights is the Royal Chapel, which hosted many baptisms, weddings and funerals involving the French royal family. Take our tour to visit the most interesting places of worship in the town.
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Versailles Churches Tour Map

Guide Name: Versailles Churches Tour
Guide Location: France » Versailles (See other walking tours in Versailles)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 km
Author: leticia
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Cathédrale Saint-Louis

1) Cathédrale Saint-Louis (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...   view more
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Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Armées

2) Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Armées

The Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Armées is situated right in the heart of the town, near the Versailles City Hall. Initially this religious building was used as a home for soldiers, hence the name. It was designed by Franz Blondel, who was also the architect of the St. Jean de Bethune school in the...   view more
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Royal Chapel

3) Royal Chapel (must see)

The chapel of the Palace of Versailles is an ornate early 18th Century masterpiece. Dedicated to Saint Louis, patron saint of the Bourbons, the chapel was consecrated in 1710. Its upper level, known as the “salon de la chapelle”, is decorated with white stone and a bas-relief sculpture. The floor of the chapel is inlaid with marble, while at the foot of the steps leading to the altar is a crowned monogram of an interlaced double “L”, alluding to both Saint Louis and Louis XIV. During the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Eglise Notre-Dame

4) Eglise Notre-Dame (must see)

Although the Eglise Notre-Dame isn’t as grand as the cathedral, it is by far more lavishly decorated and less austere.

The church was commissioned by Louis 14th in 1686 and built by Maurice Gabriel on plans by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. It is 80 metres long, 34 metres wide and 19 metres high under the vault.

The sculptures in the quire of Faith and Hope were installed in 1786; the bas-reliefs of Religion and Charity were carved a little later.

The nave is wide with a barrel vault...   view more
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Eglise Sainte Jeanne d'Arc

5) Eglise Sainte Jeanne d'Arc

The Eglise Sainte Jeanne d'Arc is a beautiful church dedicated to Joan of Arc. Dating from 1914, it was first a Nordic style wooden chapel. Nowadays, the church is also a memorial to locals who died during World War...   view more
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Chapelle Saint Joseph de Glatigny

6) Chapelle Saint Joseph de Glatigny

The Chapelle Saint Joseph de Glatigny is a large chapel with many rooms that have housed dozens of monks for decades. Begun in 1923, the building was blessed in 1934 by Bishop Roland Gosselin. It was originally located on the site of the present Trianon Palace, although the two are not...   view more
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Eglise Saint-Antoine

7) Eglise Saint-Antoine

This splendid religious building dates from 1900. The Eglise Saint-Antoine features a large altar which is made in marble, bronze, onyx and enamel. Look out for the magnificent windows at this beautiful house of...   view more
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Église Notre-Dame de la Résurrection

8) Église Notre-Dame de la Résurrection

The Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Résurrection, or Church of Our Lady of the Resurrection, is a beautiful church on the Avenue du Docteur Schweitzer. This modern religious building was opened in 1970, with many contemporary features such as its green and white...   view more

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 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
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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 Musée Lambinet charting the city's history. To learn more about these and other top landmarks of Versailles, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Versailles Workshops Walking Tour

Versailles Workshops Walking Tour

Versailles is justifiably proud of its long-standing reputation as a center for crafts. Plenty of fantastic workshops that sell unique craft items are located here. Talented local craftsmen open their studios for individual visits, so you can see exactly how these amazing pieces are made. Take our tour to find the best workshops in town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
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: 1.6 km
Le Domaine de Marie-Antoinette Tour

Le Domaine de Marie-Antoinette Tour

Located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, the Trianon area - or Le Domaine de Marie-Antoinette – is a quiet place where Marie Antoinette went to escape the formalities of her royal position. If you buy a ticket at the entrance to the palace, you can discover all the best places in this very pleasant area of Versailles.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km