The Palace of Versailles invited electronic music composer Thylacine to spend a day and three nights recording in full immersion to the sounds of Versailles: clock movements, harpsichords, locks, creaking floors… a variety of sounds were picked out to compose “Versailles”, a new and original piece of music, available to listen to from 4 July 2019.
This exhibition dedicated to King Henri IV (1553-1610) and organised in partnership with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (National Monuments Centre – CMN) will allow visitors to discover works that, up until now, have been kept in storage. The Musée National des Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon collections will be displayed in the magnificent setting of the Ducal Château of Cadillac.
The Palace of Versailles and Les Cristalleries Saint-Louis have joined forces to present the « Galerie des Rois » gift set, gathering four crystal tumblers inspired by decorative motifs at Versailles. Released as a limited edition, the gift set will only be available to purchase on a pre-order basis from 16 May to 30 September 2019. The profits will go towards the restoration and refurnishing of the Palace of Versailles.
14 May – 20 October 2019 / The estate of Trianon
Versailles - Visible/Invisible
The internationally renowned photographers Dove Allouche, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Eric Poitevin and Viviane Sassen reunited for the exhibition of contemporary art Versailles - Visible/Invisible, from 14 May to 20 October 2019 at Trianon.
Arras Musée des Beaux-Arts / 28th June - 11th november 2019
The Treaty of Versailles
The Town of Arras, Hauts‐de‐France Region and Palace of Versailles have joined forces this year to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which ended the combats of the First World War. From 28 June to 11 November 2019, Arras Musée des Beaux-Arts is hosting an “evocation” of this major event in the history of the 20th century.
From 2 April to 29 October 2019 / The Gardens
Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens
From 2 April to 29 October 2019, enjoy the Musical Fountains Shows and the Musical Gardens in the Gardens and the groves open for the occasion. During summer, every Saturday night discover the Gardens of Versailles differently with the Night Fountains shows.
18,000 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.