The royal city
Royal city by excellence, Versailles has about 90,000 inhabitants, located just 17 km from Paris, it is the prefecture of the Yvelines. World famous for the splendor of its palace and its French-style gardens built by Louis XIV, the Sun King, it was the seat of the monarchy between 1682 and 1789, Versailles became a bourgeois city after the Revolution. Its palace, the Trianons and the gardens are listed as World Heritage by Unesco. Versailles welcomes in this regard six million visitors each year.
Versailles is today a beautiful well-off residential city, much sought by families for its pleasant living environment, its proximity to Paris and its many green spaces (parks, gardens and forests). There is a high proportion of executives because of its interconnection (SNCF, RER, Bus) with many surrounding employment areas (Paris, La Défense, Vélizy, St-Quentin-en-Yvelines). Versailles is also known for the high quality of many schools (public and private) and one of the best preparatory classes in France.
An important transportation network
The city has five stations serving: Paris-La Défense, Paris Saint-Lazare, Paris-Montparnasse and St Quentin en Yvelines.
It is 10 minutes drive from the Paris ring road and offers easy access to the Normandy motorway (A13) and the West motorway (A10, A11).
Historical and residential neighborhood
The five neighborhoods that appeal to buyers in Versailles are:
- The district of Notre-Dame : nerve center of Versailles, we find the market square, shops and antique shops
- The district of Saint-Louis : the historic center (you will see the Salle du Jeu de Paume in which was voted the French Constitution) with its shops and its fresh market square of the cathedral, its good schools.
- The district of Les Prés : residential area with mansions with gardens
- The districts of Glatigny and Clagny : in the greenery, beautiful houses located in a quiet area.
- The district of Porchefontaine : near the forest, residential area at affordable prices appreciated by families.
A housing market turned to families
The Versailles market includes many family apartments (3 bedrooms +) but also beautiful old stone or millstone houses. The housing market is more affordable than that of the capital or the first ring while not sacrificing in a far distance. Average prices for apartments range between € 4,500 and € 8,000 per sq.m. whereas those houses range between € 5,000 and € 8,500 per sq.m.