Versailles, a political and diplomatic crossroads that has always welcomed people… this is the idea the Palace of Versailles tries to convey through the exhibition “Visitors to Versailles, 1682-1789” running from October 24, 2017 to February 25, 2018.
An exhibition returning on world’s characters from all over the world: princes, ambassadors, writers, actors, artists and even philosophers… they all pay a visit to the king upon a personal invitation from him or for a political or diplomatic interview. From the Siam embassy in 1686 to the Indian Kingdom of Mysore in 1788, the whole world knocked at the door of the sovereign.
All in all, 300 exhibited works offering to know more about the big History: paintings, sculptures, court costumes, tapestries, travel guide books, tobacco pouches, parade weapons and even china from Sèvres or Meissen will allow visitors to know about the king’s welcome conditions. This is also a way for visitors to discover the palace with the same eyes as their predecessors who came several centuries ago. An exhibition that will then be running in New York, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 9, 2018.
Visitors to Versailles 1682-1789
At Palace of Versailles
From October 24, 2017 to February 25, 2018
Open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., closed on Monday
Address: Place d’Armes – 78000 Versailles
Rates: €18, free for people under 26, unemployed persons and handicapped persons
From 24 October 2017 to 25 February 2018
Château de Versailles
- 26 ans, chômeurs, handicapés: Free
Ouvert de 9h à 18h30, fermé le lundi