Le Balcon Saint-Louis

Versailles, Yvelines

A gem of high French style for two in central Versailles with a talented designer host whose ancestors smile down on his enchanting tales


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Come live your dreams of gilt-edged halls and powdered wigs in the cloud-ceilinged salon where the ormolu clock ticks and your host’s ancestors watch benignly. An interior designer of talent, Guy has renovated this 18th-century nest for two most beautifully, with flair and family antiques, plenty of personal touches and a fine sense of detail. The slightest light switch has been sought out, the bathroom tiles were hand-painted to order, the lovely dark red and blue kitchen paints researched at length. You will sleep in the Louis XVI cane-headed bed in the sweet Braconnier-papered bedroom and eat in the superb little (perfectly equipped) kitchen facing the sunny, leafy courtyard. Guy will tell you all the stories of his family, the ancient history of Versailles and today’s secrets. He is warm and welcoming and wants you to take away a wealth of enchanted memories. He has arranged for behind-the-scenes outings for his guests through the tourist office, there are concerts galore, you can walk for miles in the many hectares of the palace grounds or take the train and spend the day in Paris. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €775
Short breaks €180 per night. Cleaning €30.
1 Apartment for 2
From €1101 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Guy de Montgailhard

  • There is so much to see and learn at the Château de Versailles you could spend numerous days looking around! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the leafy parkland where you can seek shade, escape the tourists or take a bike ride along tree-lined paths.
  • If like me you enjoy baroque music, Versailles offers an excellent programme of concerts each year. What could be better than listening to Purcell, Bach, Rameau in la Galerie des Glaces or la Chapelle Royale? These venues are just 10min away!
  • One of my greatest pleasures set off for a walk to Pièce d’eau des Suisses (10min), the château's park by Porte des Matelots (20min, free entry) or l’étang (pond) de la Geneste (1h) and l’étang Braque (1h30) both surrounded by woodland.
  • You can easily travel into Paris for the day and then return to the calm – almost provincial Versailles. Both the Chantiers and Rive Gauche stations are 10min away and trains run regularly getting you into central Paris in about ½ an hour.
  • If you bring a car there is nearby underground parking with a daily charge. Versailles is a perfect location to set off for Château de Rambouillet (33km), Château de Fontainebleau (70km), Chartres (86km) or even the D-day landing beaches (2h30).
  • The Saint-Louis quarter of Versailles is particularly charming: cobbled streets, 18th century buildings, shady squares with restaurant terraces, art galleries, antiques - all just a few mins from the more well known historical and cultural attractions.