Explore Versailles Chantiers
The new Versailles Chantiers District is the living proof that past and present, old and contemporary architecture, can cohabitate in perfect harmony. In fact, for nearly 10 years, the City has been working towards the area’s renovation, encouraging young architects to propose innovative, eco-responsible projects.
Versailles Chantiers : a new district for Versailles
The new Versailles Chantiers District is an urban project designed to be a natural setting within the city. With plants aplenty and low-rise buildings, the space here is airy and pleasant for strolling. The plan was to breathe new life into the Versailles Chantiers District whilst preserving its ancestral identity.
Renovated in 2016, the train station has retained its original clock and 1930s façade. The old freight depot has become the new head offices for the chain Nature & Découvertes are will also include a shop. Faithful to its philosophy, the brand will install solar panels on its roof, and a permaculture site will be created on the Long Pond, in partnership with the Palace of Versailles. A large-scale project which places the environment at the forefront.
The Etangs Gobert public garden was designed by Michel Desvigne and Inessa Hansch, who took care to preserve the palace’s old water tanks. This park includes an upper walkway, a steel footbridge and landscaping over 6,500 m² which will lead you to the St Louis District.
This area feels like a “nature town” and is located just 12 minutes from Paris Montparnasse Train Station, 8 minutes from La Défense and a short walk from the Palace of Versailles. By 2030, Versailles Chantiers Train Station will be linked to the rest of Greater Paris, including Orly Airport, by Metro Line 18, allowing you to reach the airport in just 30 minutes.