Versailles, the official seat of royal power and the political capital of France from 1682 to 1789, owes its reputation to the spectacular ensemble formed by the château, its gardens and the Trianon. A UNESCO world heritage site, it is one of the most striking examples of 17th century French art and remains inextricably linked to Louis XIV, the Sun King.
During your visit, you can admire the Chapel, the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Gardens designed and created by André Le Nôtre, the Grand Trianon, Marie-Antoinette's estate and the Petit Trianon... and of course the spectacular Grandes Eaux Musicales, musical fountain shows held from the end of March to the end of October.
The trip from Montigny le Bretonneux to Versailles by car takes about 15 minutes if you take the N12 through Voisins le Bretonneux, or around 20 minutes if you take the back roads, like the D91 through Guyancourt.
Paid parking is available at Versailles.
You can also take the Transilien SNCF train from the Montigny le Bretonneux/Saint-Quentin en Yvelines station and get off at Versailles-Chantiers.