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Fêtes Galantes 2018, a fancy-dress evening at the Palace of Versailles

Published on 30 August 2017 By Elodie D.
Fêtes Galantes 2017 : soirée costumée à la Galerie des Glaces

Practical information

On 28 May 2018
from 7:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.


Place d'armes
78000 Versailles

150 euros (Marquis et Marquises)
285 euros (Ducs et Duchesses)

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.

You have always dreamt of strutting in a beautiful dress, practicing baroque dance and trying your hand at pool in a majestic venue? The Fêtes Galantes held in the Hall of Mirrors are likely to delight you! On Monday May 28, 2018, come to the Palace of Versailles dressed in a costume as marvelous as those worn during Louis XIV’s period.

Fêtes Galantes 2017 : soirée costumée à la Galerie des Glaces

The palace’s most stunning rooms will be wide open so that this exceptional evening can be full of entertainments like during the glorious time of Louis XIV. Lovers of the place directly coming from the great century will guide you to make you discover or rediscover the private apartments: the King’s, Madame du Barry’s or Louis XV’s six daughters – Mesdames. The night will draw to a close with a firework to be admired from the Hall of Mirrors after the grand ball.

2018 theme? Period games: baroque pool table, trictrac and period dance, the minuet, in the Hercule Salon.

There are three packages at rates more or less (un)affordable:

  • Marquis and Marchioness ticket: free access to all sketches and demonstrations, 2 activities of your choice, a glass of champagne and cloakroom, from €135

  • Dukes and Duchesses ticket: free access to all sketches and demonstrations, 2 activities of your choice, private visit of exceptional rooms, unlimited access to buffet, champagne bar and priority cloakroom, from €260

  • Kings and Queens ticket: privileged and personalized VIP welcome from 7 p.m., private visit of the Opera Royal, free access to all sketches and demonstrations, 2 activities of your choice, private visit of exceptional rooms, unlimited access to buffet with reserved table, champagne and priority cloakroom, from €370

So, dress in your finest (mandatory) baroque costume before entering the palace and be ready to experience a one-of-a-kind evening!

Practical information:
Website: Fêtes Galantes 2018
 
May 28, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Venue: Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles
Mandatory costume
Rates: from €135 to €370

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