Salle de restaurant

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 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
78000 Versailles

    Days and opening hours

    All year round, daily between 11.45 am and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th. Closed during 2 weeks in January after Christmas Holidays.

    high season : the resturant is open every day from 11:45 am to 6:00 pm.

    low season : the restaurant is open from Tuesday until Sunday from 11:45 am to 5:30 pm.


    • Terrace
    • Toilets
    • Reception room
    • Garden
    • Park
    • Parking


    • Pets welcome
    • Tourist routes
    • Restaurant
    • Buffet meal
    • Picnic hampers
    • Restaurant for children


    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French
    • Italian

    Documentation languages (home)

    • English
    • French
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