Versailles Workshops Walking Tour, Versailles

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.
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Versailles Workshops Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Versailles Workshops Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Versailles (See other walking tours in Versailles)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: leticia
Aux Artisans Réunis

1) Aux Artisans Réunis

The Aux Artisans Réunis workshop, which is based on Rue du Vieux Versailles, specializes in making and restoring armchairs. If you are looking for a comfortable, luxury piece to add to your home this is the place to visit. Open since 1946, the workshop also produces curtains, drapes and wall hangings since 1946.
Hervé Demaison

2) Hervé Demaison

Situated on Rue Mazière in the center of Versailles, Hervé Demaison is a wonderful fine art workshop. Here you are sure to be impressed by the majesty and splendor of the workshop’s stained glass products. Individual designs and restorations are also available.
Jean-Paul Beaumont

3) Jean-Paul Beaumont

Jean-Paul Beaumont is a talented and capable craftsman of Versailles, whose excellent workshop you will find on Rue de l'Orangerie. This wonderful artisan specializes in upholstery, including the restoration of armchairs and other furniture.
Ateliers EMA

4) Ateliers EMA

Situated on Rue de Noailles, Ateliers EMA is a successful artisanal business that specializes in restoring antique furniture. Operating since 1978, this company’s showroom features traditional French furniture and other interesting local objects, some of which date as far back as the 17th – 19th centuries.
Atelier du Soleil

5) Atelier du Soleil

The Atelier du Soleil is an expert workshop for art restoration. Around for almost two decades, this workshop’s talented staff gives new life to all kinds of fantastic artworks from the 19th Century including paintings, prints and 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 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
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 splendor. Take our tour to find all the highlights of the palace gardens.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 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
Versailles Churches Tour

Versailles Churches Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Versailles for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Versailles has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Versailles, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.