Living in Versailles

Quality of life/Safety – Nature – Welcoming city

SP12 "Abris de fortune", 2022 / photo : Salem Mostefaoui

According to a survey, Versailles is a town where most French people would like to live in. It offers a pleasant lifestyle with historical quarters and open spaces: the local authority has always been committed in preserving its rich historical and cultural heritage. But Versailles is also a dynamic area and don’t hesitate to look towards future. The town takes care of its territory as regards environment: clean streets, flourished parks and gardens…

Only 9.2% of the inhabitants of Versailles are not graduated. The education level is high in the town, much more than in the Yvelines department (45.3% against 29.7%). About one inhabitant out of two has a job in the town, making Versailles an important employment centre in the area (9% of the jobs in the department). Versailles’ economy is mainly dedicated to trade, tourism, education and administration.

Versailles boasts numerous transport links from and to the French capital by train, bus or car. Indeed, located only 19km from Paris, they are very well-developed. No less than five railway stations in Versailles will let you move easily, especially to the main quarters of Paris: Montaparnasse, la Defense, Saint Lazare… Numerous bus routes complete this network in the town and its surroundings.