The Palace of Versailles dedicates an exhibition to Louis-Phillipe a lost king of France who yet has been determinant in the history of Versailles by turning the palace into a museum focusing on “all the glories of France”. To be discovered from October 6, 2018 to February 3, 2019.
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Palace of Versailles takes you behind the scenes its administration. On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, meet at the Grand Commun, this sumptuous building set back from the Palace and the Court where the King used to relax.
For its new contemporary exhibition, the Palace of Versailles welcomes Hiroshi Sugimoto. This Japanese artist specialized in black and white pictures and author of architectural structures will take over the Trianon gardens from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
From June 12 to September 16, 2018, the Palace of the Versailles dedicates an exhibition to Jean Cotelle, King Louis XIV’s painter. Displayed at the Grand Trianon, it’s the beautiful opportunity to discover the work in situ of the one who has been entrusted with the decoration of the Grand Trianon by the king, as well as to enjoy the Grand Trianon flowery gardens.
The Queen’s House and the adjoining Réchauffoir (or warming room), entirely renovated and refurbished, open their doors again from May 12, 2018. For the first time in 2 centuries, Marie-Antoinette’s house – set in the Petit Trianon park in the Palace of Versailles estate – is unveiled. Refinement and spruce colors mix with the bucolic and nature aspect of the outdoor, a pastoral and historic visit you don’t want to miss.
For over 350, the Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been delighting visitors’ eyes. From March 27 to October 30, 2018, come and discover a new season of strolls around the estate thickets and fountains. The Musical Fountains shows, the Musical Gardens, the Night Fountains Show and the Royal Serenade expect you. In the weekend, at the pace of music, 55 fountains scattered across the 850-acre Versailles gardens offer an incredible show inherited from the Sun King!
Night Fountains Shows are back from Saturday June 16 to September 15, 2018 in Versailles. At nightfall, musicians and technicians tune to make you relive Louis XIV’s parties thanks to pyrotechnic effects and lit water jets… A show you should experience at least once in a lifetime!
Set south-west of Paris, in the Yvelines department, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited tourist sites in the region. Counting (about) 7 million visitors a year, the estate offers visitors to dive into History, with a capital H, and in the daily life of the Court from the 17th to the 18th century.
Marie-Antoinette is the incredible show performed in Versailles gardens at nighttime on Friday June 29 and July 5, 6, 11, and 12, 2018. This event is an incredible light and sound show with fireworks, flames, video clips, lit characters for one hour: welcome to the Sun King’s Realm!
On Museums Night 2018, the Palace of Versailles offers us to spend the night in the Royal Chapel, in the King’s Apartments or in the Hall of Mirrors. Visitors can live out a privileged night experience in the heart of the former royal residence.
The Grand Masked Ball is back, on Saturday June 23, 2018 in the magnificent Château de Versailles Orangerie, for a sepcial evening! After the Fountains Night Shows while the Palace should be falling asleep, stay up dancing until dawn to the rhythm of modern music in the Orangery of the domain.
It is now official, the great art exhibition of the Palace of Versailles we all are interested in is entrusted to the Palais de Tokyo, in charge of embellishing the groves with works of art. From October 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018, curator Jean de Loisy promises us a wonderful winter journey!
Each year, a fantastic dress evening is organized in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. These Fêtes Galantes invite you to take Louis XIV’s charming and sophisticated evening entertainments up again. May 28, 2018 is likely to be an unforgettable night with a firework show to top it all.
The Palace of Versailles and its exhibition dedicated to Peter the Great return on an international event: the Russian Tsar's stay in France in 1717. For two months, Peter I mangled the protocol, he refused to stay in the royal apartments, took the young King of France into his arms but retained France’s greatest innovations to use them again in Saint Petersburg. 300 years later, you can now relive his travel from May 30 to September 24, 2017.
The Palace of Versailles sheds light on the Visitors to Versailles throughout this exhibition in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a wonderful presentation, discover all the personalities who – since the construction of the palace – came to the palace upon the King’s invitation or for diplomatic business. You too become a Visitor to Versailles from October 24, 2017 to February 25, 2018.
Louis XIV, the Fire King is an incredible show played in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles on July 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2017. This event is a mesmerizing sound and light show with fireworks, flames, videos, luminous figures performing for one hour: welcome to Louis XIV’s Court!
The annual contemporary art exhibition at the Palace of Versailles features Olafur Eliasson, from June 6th to October 30th, 2016. Eliasson has been given free rein at the royal estate and uncovers an entirely new Versailles!
Closed since 2007, the Galerie des Carrosses (Carriage Gallery) at the Palace of Versailles is getting ready to reopen its doors, on May 10th, 2016. Located in the King’s horse stables, this “horse-drawn carriage museum” has preserved some of the most beautiful carriages of Versailles, vestiges of its royal history.
From June 18th to November 9th, 2016, the Palace of Versailles invites visitors to rediscover the Trianon-sous-Bois palace, which in 1963 became the president’s personal residence, during the De Gaulle era. After visiting this iconic president’s office, which has been historically recreated for the event, visitors can also see how the Grand Trianon is used to host chiefs of state during official visits.