Fodor's Expert Review La Cour des Senteurs
At the threshold of Versailles's Old Town, the beautiful Cour des Senteurs—Courtyard of Fragrances—celebrates the town's status as the birthplace of the modern perfumer. Tiny Maison des Parfums charmingly recounts the history of perfume with a timeline and interactive displays, while the Inédite Toile de Jouy boutique features the store's famous cotton decorated with country scenes on a range of table linens, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more—all made in France. Atelier Saveurs Versailles offers inspiration in the art of the French dinner table, with a curated selection of dishes and elegant tableware by homegrown designers, along with a small épicerie carrying gourmet groceries. For a quick bite or afternoon tea, grab an outdoor table at Salon Sur Cour.