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Museums Night 2017 at the Palace of Versailles

Published on 27 April 2017 By Julien A.
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Practical information

On 20 May 2017
from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Place d'armes
78000 Versailles


On Museums Night 2017, 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.

After the exceptional opening of the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery in 2015 and the Great Stables in 2016, the twelfth edition of the Museums Night will highlight places that have made Versailles famous worldwide since the 17th century.

The itinerary

At night time, the public can enjoy the Royal Chapel considered as one of the greatest masterworks of Religious Art. Completed in 1710 by Robert de Cotte, at the end of a work begun by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1687, the Royal Chapel and the Hall of Mirrors represent the boldest project in Versailles carried out under the reign of Louis XIV. The visit will continue through the Palace’s emblematic areas: the succession of ceremonial rooms, the Hall of mirrors or the King’s Bedchamber.

This visit will allow night-visitors to stroll around the ceremonials rooms which used to accommodate ceremonies, royal festivities and game evenings in the 17th century.

Practical information:
Museums Night 2017 at the Palace of Versailles
Saturday May 20, 2017
Location: Palace of Versailles
Free entrance
Schedule: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (last entry at 12:30 a.m.)
Access via the Main Gate and entrance A

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