The charming restaurant La Petite Venise, classified as a historical monument, is located in the heart of the Château de Versailles estate.

Restaurant La petite Venise in Versailles Palace
A lovely restaurant in the Palace of Versailles

An historical monument

Created in 1694, two years after the Grand Canal was filled with water, the complex in which the restaurant La Petite Venise is located was intended to house the shipbuilding hangars. The warships from Marseilles or Le Havre were assembled there, and rubbed shoulders with a more recreational flotilla. Indeed, the royal walks were done in a gondola imported from Venice, reflecting the court’s fascination with the city of the Doges. The site of Little Venice, where the corporation of sailors of Versailles, dissolved after the Revolution, was transformed into stables under Louis-Philippe.

Restaurant La petite Venise in Versailles Palace
La Petite Venise restaurant Versailles

An unusual environment

Located in the heart of the Park of the Palace of Versailles, the Restaurant la Petite Venise welcomes you to its site classified as a historical monument. Open every day from 11.45 a.m. to 6 p.m., come and enjoy a rare moment for lunch until 3.30 p.m. or for a simple gourmet break in the afternoon. On sunny days, you can enjoy lunch on a shaded and flowery terrace. It is in this unusual environment that Chef Robbie Pepin offers a menu with Italian flavors. Our dishes evolve throughout the year, with the seasons.

La Petite Venise restaurant

Park of the Palace of Versailles


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