Huttopia, Versailles, Paris

Huttopia Versailles

Stay in the heart of the forest near Versailles, yet only a 20 minute train ride from the centre of Paris ! This wonderful, friendly Huttopia campsite is open from April through to September. Stay in a wooden "cabane" or trapper tent, with own bathroom and wood stove, or stay in other accommodations which have access to bivouac areas and toilets nearby. The site also has emplacements for bringing your own tent, caravan or motorhome. All under the woodland of the forest. The ground is not grassy but is a woodland floor so please be aware of that. But in the heat of the summer this forest is a lovely haven from city life. And the laid back and relaxed atmosphere will quickly make you never want to leave !

Huttopia Versailles

There are walks into the forest from the campsite entrance and there is an excellent playpark just at the start of this walk about 50 metres from the campsite. You can hire bikes at Huttopia site and explore the forest paths or cycle to Versailles and explore the old town or ride further and enter the park of the Chateau. (you must enter further down from the chateau and gardens to find the free entry where you can enter the park walking or by bike for free).

moped

There is a local market in Porchefontaine just 200m from the campsite on Wednesdays and Saturday. There is also a big Marché de Versailles: the food market is open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Sunday, while the non-food market is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

CAMPSITE FACILITIES
  • • campsite area for tents, caravans, motorhomes
  • • rental accommodation types including wood cabins, trapper tents, cahuttes and wood trailers
  • • a bar / cafe which serves pizza, chips, burgers, steaks and salads as well as breakfasts
  • • takeaway pizza
  • • WiFi at the bar
  • • TV
  • • table tennis (borrow equipment on site)
  • • games such as chess, monopoly to play, library of books to borrow
  • • heated swimming pool with a paddling pool toddler area
  • • reception with computer access and selling local produce
  • • bike hire
  • • order fresh bread, croissants for the morning - delivered to the bar for you
  • • laundry with washing machines
  • • showers and toilets, including family washrooms
  • • small playpark adjacent to pool onsite, but a larger one is available in the forest park right behind the site
  • • excellent supermarket 400 metres away, also boulangerie and chemist
  • • 500 metres from train station and bus stops


Booking Your Holiday

Getting There

Ports

  • • Calais : 303 km

Airports

  • • Beauvais: 100 km
  • • Paris Charles de Gaulle: 1.5 hours (RER B train from either Airport Terminal 2 or Terminal 1 train station towards Paris and change trains once at the stop St. Michel/Notre Dame.)
  • • Paris Orly Airport: 38 km

Public Transport

If you are arriving by train :

  • • Local Station : Porchefontaine

Things to Do in the Area

Paris Metro Interactive Map

eiffel towerThis is an excellent tool for planning your travel around Paris - http://www.lost-in-france.com/france-travel/paris-metro-map"

Paris

You can be in the centre of Paris at the Eiffel Tower by taking a 20 minute RER train ride from the local station of Porchefontaine. And further along this train line takes you to near Notre Dame or to the Musee D'Orsay.

You may wish to enjoy an Open Top Bus Tour to get your bearings in Paris and to see some of the popular sights. We took one with OpenTour and enjoyed one of their tours which took us past the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, up the Champs Elysees etc. You can hop on an off these tours. We took the tour from next to the Eiffel Tower and were able to buy a ticket on board.

Chateau de Versailles

It is a half hour walk from Huttopia to Versailles Palace or you can hop on a train or bus. Tickets to visit the Chateau itself can be purchased from the campsite. But if you are there in high season I suggest you plan ahead in order to try and avoid very long queues. You can more easily visit the gardens.

Versailles castle with fountain

The gardens near the castle are around 9Euros to go in and you can time your visit to see the fountains operating.

fountain at Versailles

However you can also walk a bit further and enter the gardens for free and walk down to the Grand Canal and take a picnic or go out in a rowing boat or visit the lovely restaurant there. Across from Versailles you can visit the Kings Stables and enjoy a horse show or stable visit at the Versailles Equestrian Academie ... a "must visit" for horse lovers !

  white horse leaving a stable  Horse training at Equestrian Academy Versailles

Disneyland® Resort Paris and Walt Disney Studios® Park

Disneyland is not on the same side of town as Huttopia but you could take the train across Paris to it. So for a day trip it may be possible, but this is probably not the best location to stay if your only purpose is to visit Disneyland.

There are two separate theme parks : Disneyland® Resort Paris has over 70 attractions, including Space Mountain, Fairyland and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Walt Disney Studios® Park is a separate park and has the Animation Courtyard, Stunt Show Spectacular, Armageddon Special Effects and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster. Separate tickets must be purchased for both parks.

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