The Musical Fountain Shows and the Musical Gardens of the Palace of Versailles are coming back in the gardens fountains and pools for a new season. From April 2 to October 29, 2019, enjoy strolls around the estate thickets and fountains in a magical atmosphere worthy of Louis XIV.
Night Fountains Shows are back from Saturday June 15 to September 21, 2019 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!
The royal opera set within the Palace of Versailles, usually open only for shows, exceptionally open from August 2 to September 22, 2019. It’s the occasion to go and discover the superb and newly restored trompe l’oeil set.
Starting this May 4, 2019, the Palace of Versailles unveils a new layout of the Salles Louis XIV recounting the reign of the Sun King. Discover a totally redesigned tour, following a chronological and thematic order. Masterpieces come and dialog with unknown works from the storehouses or freshly bought or restored. A new look to experience asap.
From May 14 to October 20, 2019, the Palace of Versailles welcomes Dove Allouche, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Eric Poitevin and Viviane Sassen for a compelling exhibition, Visible – Invisible, at the Trianon estate.
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.
Marie-Antoinette is the incredible show performed in Versailles gardens at nighttime on July 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2019 at nighttime. 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 2019 taking place this Saturday May 18, 2019, 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. It also offers us to relive the era at the rhythm of the Manufacture sonore.
Running from May 3 to August 3, 2019 the Palace of Versailles unveils us some of its secrets thanks to the “Architectural Projects” exhibition. For the first time, this exhibition offers to discover the craziest architectural projects in France for this unparalleled palace!
From April 15, 2019 to July 21, 2019 the Palace of Versailles dedicates a beautiful exhibition to Madame de Maintenon by restoring her quarters within the Palace of Versailles. Discover the story of this woman who has been king Louis XIV's wife and the founder of the Ecole de Saint Cyr.
Starting April 16, 2019 the Palace of Versailles houses an exhibition around Louis XV’s wife, called “The Taste Of Marie Leszczynska”. The occasion to discover the story of this discreet and unknown queen who’s yet the one who “reigned” the longest at the palace.
The Grand Masked Ball is back, on Saturday June 22, 2019 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.