The Royal Serenade 2022, at the Palace of Versailles, an immersive tour of the Sun King's Court

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Published by Rizhlaine F., My B., Elodie D., Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 17 March 2022 at 13h17
The Royal Serenade is one of the summer highlights in the Paris area. This immersive experience takes you to the Sun King's Court, showing you their entertainments. The Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the King's Apartments and the Queen's, or the Royal Court, they all display historic scenes with baroque dancers, sword fights and even short plays. Meet on Saturday evenings from June 11 to September 17, 2022, as well as on July 14 and August 15.

This is one of the greatest events on the Parisian cultural program. Every year, when the weather warms up, the Palace of Versailles invites us to an immersive experience taking you back to the Sun King's time: the Royal Serenade. On the menu, a historic tour with authentic scenes telling you more about the life at court through the Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the King's Grand Appartements and the Queen's, or even the Royal Court.

Meet on Saturday evenings from June 11 to September 17, 2022, as well as Thursday July 14 and Monday August 15. Go back in time and attend religious songs, short plays, sword fights, as well as a magnificent demonstration of baroque dancing. At the same as the Royal Serenade, make the most of the Fountains Shows and/or the fireworks of the Night Fountains Show to enjoy the ultimate experience enchanting people's summer nights.

To find our more about this fantastic experience, let us tell you what we attended during our immersion in the Versailles of the Sun King. The tour starts with a common poetry lesson, then, the King's valet invites children and adults to a chamber music recital in the lobby of the Royal Chapel.

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For 10 minutes, carefully listen to the musicians, before being invited to go the Hall of Mirrors: all along the tour, discover the King’s chamber and his apartments.

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In the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, at dusk, attend a funny sketch, the reception of the sultan at the court, a show between dance and burlesque to make children and adults laugh. The magic happens, but you shall take a few minutes to get a nice spot in the hall, because groups are made of 100 people and it can be hard to enjoy the show if you stay at one ends or in the middle of the room.

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Last but not least, the king’s valet offers us to attend a wild fencing duel in the Hall of Battles, the biggest rooms of the palace gatherings paintings representing all battles that marked history starting from Clovis’ victory in Tolbiac.

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At the end of the 45 minutes, children are over the moon and discover colorful characters they will remember. In other words, if you want to introduce your children or enjoy a staged tour in Versailles, the Royal Serenade is made for you.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 11 June 2022 to 17 September 2022

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    Location

    Place d'Armes
    78000 Versailles

    Prices
    Tarif enfant -5 ans: Free
    €25 - €47

    Official website
    www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr

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