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La Petite Venise - MUSIAM


In the heart of the Park, La Petite Venise welcomes you every day in a building with the French Historic Monument classification. The restaurant is located in former stables and it offers an italian trattoria and a bucolic cuisine.

- Monday to Sunday from 11.45am to 3.30pm and until 6pm for the tea room (April to October)
- Tuesday to Sunday from 11.45am to 3pm and until 5pm for the tea room (November to March)

- Les Terrasses de la Petite Venise" takeaway counter:
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10.30am to 6pm (April to October) and Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm (November to March)

History of the Little Venice enclosure:

Created in 1694, two years after the opening of the Grand Canal, this complex was intended to house the shipbuilding sheds.
War ships from Marseille or Le Havre were assembled here, alongside a more recreational fleet.
Indeed, the royal promenades were carried out in gondolas imported from Venice, reflecting the court's fascination with the City of the Doges.
The site of Little Venice, where the Versailles sailors' guild was housed, was dissolved after the Revolution and transformed into stables under Louis-Philippe.

Classified as a historical monument, the restaurant La Petite Venise has now regained the spirit and soul of its first occupants by transforming itself into a chic and elegant trattoria with a festive and relaxed atmosphere. Italian cuisine with a wide choice of traditional recipes to be enjoyed after an aperitivo or a spritz ordered at the bar.
Something to delight families, lovers of Versailles, and those who like a little secret place...
Our restaurant has a main reception room, but also a lounge with its privatized terrace, for your private or professional festivities. Our sales team is at your disposal to take care of the organisation of your event from A to Z. "

Good tips: In summer, the shaded terrace of La Petite Venise is an ideal place to share a lunch with friends.

General information

Maximum capacity for groups: Lunch: 50 seats, Dinner: 150 seats.
Hearing disabilityMental disabilityVisual disabilityAccessible for wheelchairs with assistanceWC + grab handle + adequate space to moveSite, building totally accessible
Home school groupsChildrenGroups onlyWelcome for business/incentive groupsGroups


All year round, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11.45 am and 6 pm.
- Monday to Sunday from 11.45am to 3.30pm and until 6pm for the tea room (April to October)
- Tuesday to Sunday from 11.45am to 3pm and until 5pm for the tea room (November to March).


A la carte: from 9 €
Child menu (11 years): from 12 €
Group menu: from 48 €.

Group rate available for > 12 people.

Carte JCB


  • Covered terrace
  • Parking
  • Shady terrace
  • Terrace
  • Meeting room
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi

Facility info

One seat
One seat

Meeting facilities

Family Reception/drinks reception Seminar/meeting
Salon privé de 70 m² à la lumière du jour donnant sur une terrasse privative. Décor atypique avec d’anciens pavés au sol et une enfilade de mangeoires d’époque. A votre disposition, le salon privatif d’une capacité de 50 personnes peut accueillir vos réunions professionnelles, ainsi que vos réceptions familiales. Maximum capacity : 1 person
Maximum capacity : 1 person
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Contact details

La Petite Venise - MUSIAM
Parc du Château de Versailles
Enclos de la Petite Venise
78000 Versailles