Anyone interested in French history should visit the Palace of Versailles in France. Around 14 miles from the capital Paris. The palace is a very important part of French history and home of King Louis XIV who reigned for over 72 years.
If you are looking for somewhere eco-friendly to rest your head then Hotel Novotel Ch?teau de Versailles is environmentally friendly and reasonably priced for a hotel in the area. Rooms start at ?76 and the hotel is close enough to the Palace should you wish to travel there on foot or by bicycle.
There are a variety of tours available that will allow you access to different parts of the palace. However, if you book directly through the official site you can opt for the passport which will allow you access to everything the palace has to offer.
Another lovely way of enjoying the estate as well as other parts of the surrounding area is to go for the Versailles by Bike Tour. This lovely tour includes both the Petit Trianon as well as the Grand Trianon as well as visiting Marie Antoinette’s estate. The tour stops of at the Versailles village market where you can pick up some locally grown produce for your picnic before sitting down at the Grand Canal to enjoy your lunch whilst enjoying one of the best views in all of France.
Versailles is a beautiful spot to visit that is both close enough to Paris to visit, yet far enough away so that you don’t have the hustle and bustle of the city to contend with every day. Public transport is very good in Versailles so other than transport form the airport you should be able to enjoy what the area has to offer without the need of a car.