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La Petite Venise

A taste of Italy in the park at the Palace of Versailles! If eating pasta al dente in incredible surroundings, or sharing antipasti on a shady terrace sounds like your idea of heaven, then a lunch fit for a king at La Petite Venise - Trattoria is a must!

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The dining room is located in Louis-Philippe’s former stables, where the bare stone walls and horses’ hay mangers provide a striking contrast to the electric blue chairs and modern chandeliers. These surroundings are a historic, yet unusual backdrop for chef Alexis Donadieu’s delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Creamy risotto, perfectly-cooked octopus, tasty and time-honoured tiramisu…here, it’s all about classic Italian cooking using seasonal produce. Authentic flavours which conjure up the charm of the Italian Peninsula.

Out on the terrace, you can enjoy views across the Grand Canal one way and the Bassin d’Apollon the other. When the fountains are on at the weekends, it’s truly magical. What better way is there to make the most of the summer sunshine than by enjoying a tasty treat under the shade of the trees in these idyllic surroundings?

It’s the perfect place to sit back and relax after working your way through the magnificent Palace of Versailles and its wooded grounds. If you’re on your way to visit the Trianon palaces and the Queen’s Hamlet, make sure your pit-stop takes you to La Petite Venise!

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Parc du Château de Versailles
Enclos de la Petite Venise
78000 Versailles

    Days and opening hours

    All year round, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11.45 am and 6 pm. - Monday to Sunday from 11.45am to 3.30pm and until 6pm for the tea room (April to October) - Tuesday to Sunday from 11.45am to 3pm and until 5pm for the tea room (November to March).


    • A la carte: from 9 € Child menu (11 years): from 12 € Group menu: from 48 €.
      Group rate available for > 12 people.


    • Covered terrace
    • Parking
    • Shady terrace
    • Terrace
    • Restaurant
    • Meeting room
    • Toilets


    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-fi


    Spoken languages

    • Italian
    • English
    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • English
    • French
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    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible

    Parc du Château de Versailles
    Enclos de la Petite Venise
    78000 Versailles

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