With several dozen kilometres of pathways, the Estates of Versailles and Marly are a great place for cyclists, either on their own, as a family, or with a group, on self-guided routes.
Cycling in the estates of Versailles and Marly
From Louis XIV's official residence…
Bicycle lovers will be able to ride down the pathways through the park of the Palace or along the banks of the Grand Canal on either paved roads or dirt paths.
The Palace of Versailles Park is open to cyclists. However, the gardens of the Palace and the Estate of Trianon gardens are off-limit to bicycles.
…to the Sun King's leisure palace
Cyclists can access the Estate of Marly, the former leisure palace of the Kings of France from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, via the Royal Star Gate and the D7 departmental road and ride down its paths and trails through the forest.
Accessing the Estate of Versailles by bicycle:
- via the Queen's Gate
- via the Sailors' Gate
- via the Saint Anthony Gate
- via the Royal Star Gate (only in high season)
Accessing the Estate of Marly by bicycle:
- via Route de la Grille Royale
- via Route de Marly
- via Route de Bacchus
- Via Allée Saint-Denis
- Via Route de Maintenon
Bicycle access to the Estates of Versailles and Marly is free and permitted every day of the year.
Consult the opening hours for the Estates of Versailles and Marly
Bicycles for adults and children as well as tandem bicycles can be hired from several places in the Palace Park.
Learn more about bicycle hire in the Park
Parking your bicycle
Bicycle racks are available in different spots throughout the Estate of Versailles: in front of the Place d’Armes, next to the Queen's Gate in the Park, near the Grand Trianon, near the Petit Trianon, and near La Flottille restaurant and the Petite Venise.
Coming to the palace by bicycle
From Versailles Rive Droite station
From Versailles Chantiers station
From Paris (Porte Maillot) via the Bois de Boulogne, the Parc de Saint-Cloud, and the Forêt de Fausses Reposes
From Paris - Châtelet
From Saint-Cloud station
Repairing your bicycle
Does your bicycle need a repair? The following professionals in Versailles can help you:
- Velomonde (near Versailles Town Hall)
- Pur Velo (Notre Dame district)
- Cyclo Pierrot (near the Saint Anthony Gate)
- Le Triporteur (Place du marché Notre Dame)
- Cycles Jacquot (Notre Dame district)
- En selle Marcel (also open on Mondays, near Versailles Chantier station)