Passage de la Geôle à Versailles

Footpaths of Versailles

The footpaths of Versailles are pleasant shortcuts used by the royal town’s locals, and often overlooked by visitors to the area. They are, however, well worth exploring.

  1. What to see and do
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  4. Footpaths of Versailles


Most of the footpaths in the royal town of Versailles radiate out from the square where the Notre-Dame Market is held. From there, Rue des Deux-Portes leads to Rue Carnot, whilst also passing by two courtyards full of shops.

The Passage Saladin, meanwhile, runs from the market to the Avenue de Saint-Cloud, and in turn the Passage Saint-Pierre links that to Rue Clémenceau.

The Passage de la Geôle takes you to Rue Baillet-Reviron and a network of courtyards and lanes lined with antique shops.
Not far from there is the Passage du Plessis, home to all kinds of artist and craft studios. You can reach it via the Impasse du Plessis, which opens out onto Rue du Maréchal Foch.

At the other end of the Place d’Armes, the Passage des Récollets leads to Rue de la Chancellerie near the Palace of Versailles, Rue Bailly, and the Vieux-Versailles area, where there are plenty of artisan boutiques to explore.
In the **Saint-Louis neighbourhood, the Passage Saint-Louis emerges just to the left of the cathedral, heading to the delightful restaurants and shops of Carrés Saint-Louis.

There’s the picturesque climb up Chemin du Janicule to enjoy, too, leading from the Avenue de Saint-Cloud to the top of Montbauron hill, where you’ll find houses offering some incredible views… All that’s left to do is head off and explore!

Take time out to visit Versailles and its treasures over a weekend.

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