Viroflay Village Tour, Versailles (Self Guided)

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.
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Viroflay Village Tour Map

Guide Name: Viroflay Village 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: 1.0 km
Author: leticia
Viroflay Poste

1) Viroflay Poste

The Viroflay Poste is conveniently located near the Église Notre-Dame du Chêne in the center of the village. From here you can send beautiful French postcards or buy collectible stamps.
Église Notre-Dame du Chêne

2) Église Notre-Dame du Chêne

The Église Notre-Dame du Chêne is situated on Rue Rieussec in the heart of Viroflay. This fine religious building was constructed in 1967, and features an attractive copper roof. This popular church is one of the most beautiful places of worship in the community.
Église Saint Eustache

3) Église Saint Eustache

The Église Saint Eustache is one of the oldest churches in the surrounding region, dating all the way back to the 13th Century. This marvelous church is easy to find, as it is situated near the Centre de Loisirs de Dieuleveult and the École de Musique.
Viroflay Mairie

4) Viroflay Mairie

The Viroflay Mairie (Town Hall) is at the center of the village on Place Général de Gaulle. This beautiful building was constructed in classical style back in 1794 as both a town hall and a school. Built in wood and millstone, it’s also known as the “Grand Cottage”.
Château de Gaillon

5) Château de Gaillon

This beautiful country house was built in 1813, with a splendid stained glass window depicting Diana the Huntress. The site was originally the location of a manor village occupied by a succession of noble families. It later became royal property and was demolished in 1779.

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
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 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
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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 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.