Pierre de Nolhac was the curator of the Palace of Versailles between 1892 and 1920 and one of the stand-out figures in the history of the museum. Made a Member of the Académie Française in 1922, Nolhac undertook a metamorphosis of the Palace of Versailles, transforming Louis-Philippe’s museum from the previous century.
Experience the restoration site
More than forty years after its last major restoration, the Royal Chapel is requiring an urgent intervention on the roof timbers, the roof and decorative lead work, the statues and the window frames and stained glass. Follow the live of the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
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22,000 artworks to discover online
With 60,000 artworks, collections of Versailles illustrate 5 centuries of French History. This set reflects the dual vocation of the Palace once inhabited by the sovereigns and then a museum dedicated "to all the glories of France" inaugurated by Louis-Philippe in 1837.