Forest of Versailles / Green belt
Versailles has a significant heritage in plant life, which cannot be "reduced" to the 800 hectares of the palace park… In fact, the communal area also includes 12 hectares of squares, gardens and parks.
Versailles has the King's Kitchen Garden, Parc Balbi, the Domaine of Madame Elisabeth, some thirty public squares, … but it also has a forest environment, to the delight of the lovers of green tourism: National Forest of Fausses-Reposes, forest parks in Picardy, Porte Verte and Nouettes, the Gonards woods, Saint-Martin woods, and Cerf-volant woods in Satory, adding up to over 7 m² of green space per inhabitant…
A project to develop these forested and environmental areas is underway: by 2013, there will be a "green belt" allowing a complete tour of the city by bicycle, on horseback, or by foot, for the hardiest, without ever leaving forests or tree-lined paths. For 18 km of walking or riding…
For all information on all Parks, Gardens, and Forests of Versailles.
Contact the Service des Parcs et jardins de la ville de Versailles:
56 avenue de Saint Cloud
Tel: +33(0)1 30 97 82 30.