Luxury Accommodation near The Palace of Versailles
Our luxury self catering accommodation near Versailles, Le Moulin de la Tuilerie is only 26 minutes drive away. It’s a fabulous place to visit and the perfect compliment to your stay at Le Moulin de la Tuilerie as, Le Moulin has it’s own royal connections being the former French residence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
A Brief History of Versailles
From 1682 the Palace of Versailles was the primary residence of the French Royal Family and remained so up until the French Revolution in 1789.
Since it’s modest beginnings as a hunting lodge built between 1623 and 1624 by Louis XIII, the Palace has been extended and altered to make, with much of the work being undertaken y Louis XIV, who in later life decided to turn what was then described as a château, into a place for resting and for grand entertainment.
Louis the XIV is probably Versaille’s most famous royal resident, and during his residency it is estimated there were six to seven thousand courts, courtiers and members of government residing at the Palace.
At the time of the French Revolution in 1789, the Palace was occupied by Louis XVI, soon after which the monarchy of France was abolished. Around the same time many artifacts and physical features of the Palace were auctioned.
Although, following the Revolution, France did have a brief period where a monarchy sat on the throne, none of the Kings between the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis-Phillippe, who was overthrown in 1848, occupied the Palace. The cost of rennovation proved too much, but Louis-Phillippe did begin the important process of transforming the Palace into the Museum of the History of France, a title the Palace still holds, and is still there and enjoyed by millions every year.
- Location: Department of Yvelines
- Floor Plan of the Palace: 67,000m²
- Grounds and Gardens: 8.2km²
- Became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979
Staying at Le Moulin de la Tuilerie
Le Moulin de la Tuilerie is only 26 minutes drive from Versailles so booking a stay with us will make a great base for a visit to Versailles. There’s two luxury two bed self catering properties to choose from or if you have a larger party why not go for our larger 5 bedroom luxury self catering property. Disneyland Paris is just under an hour and half’s drive from Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.
Getting to Versailles from Le Moulin de la Tuilerie
Travel through the Villiers-le-Bâcle and join the D361. This turns into the D6. A right turn at the end will get you onto the D938. Continue along the D938 until you reach the N12. Cross the N12 and you should see signs to the Palace.
ACCOMMODATION AT LE MOULIN DE LA TUILERIE
The Lodge is the original 17th century gatehouse to the estate and can sleep 10
Beautifully converted by the Windsors this former Stables sleeps 4
Formally the estate dovecote. Sympathetically restored is now a stunning 2 bedroom cottage
For Events: L'Orangerie
Our event space, able to seat over 100. Great for parties, weddings or corporate events