La Petite Venise


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 italien and a bucolic cuisine.

COVID information: Following government announcements, Little Venice is closed until further notice.

History of The Petit Venise :

Created in 1694, two years after the Grand Canal impoundment, this monument was supposed to house a sheds for shipbuilding.
The military vessels of Marseille and Le Havre were built in this place.

Moreover, before, the Court liked to do royal Pormenade on gondolas built in Venise. It was the sign of a fascination for the city of the Doges.

The Petite Venise was a place where the Corporation of sailors of Versailles were living. It was dissolve during the French Revolution and it became stables with the King Louis-Philippe.

Two hundred years later, it became a place for gourmet thanks to the Chef.

Our restaurant houses a reception room and a living room with a terrace which can be privatized for private of professional festivities.
Our team of commercials listens to you and helps you to built your event.

Good plan : In summer, the terrace is the ideal place to have lunch with your 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
ChildrenGroups onlyHome school groupsWelcome for business/incentive groups


All year round, every Saturday and Sunday between 11.45 am and 6 pm.
Holidays : from Tuesday to Sunday 11:45 am - 6:00 pm.


A la carte: from 33 €
Child menu (11 years): from 12 €
Group menu: from 45 €
Dish of the day: from 18 €.

Group rate available for > 12 people.

Carte JCB


  • Terrace
  • Toilets
  • Reception room
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Parking
  • Tourist routes
  • Buffet meal
  • Picnic hampers
  • Restaurant for children

Facility info

150 seats
100 seats

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 : 70 people
Maximum capacity : 150 people

Contact details

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