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The Palace

From the seat of power to a museum of the history of France

Open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pmAttendance: high

The estate of Trianon

A place of intimacy

Open from 12:00 pm to 6:30 pmAttendance: average

The Gardens

The art of symmetry

Open from 8:00 am to 8:30 pmMusical Fountains Shows

The Royal Stables

The Coach Gallery

Open from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pmAttendance: low

From 30 May to 24 September 2017 at the Grand Trianon

Peter the Great, a tsar in France. 1717

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Getting to Versailles

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Visiting Versailles

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The visit from Peter the Great

Peter the Great (1672-1725) was heir of the Romanov dynasty and had already been governing Russia for 28 years when he visited France in 1717. A great reformer, in the first few years of his reign he had travelled across Europe looking for inspiration for his grand projects, but France had refused to receive him, for diplomatic reasons. This time, it was Versailles that inspired him.

The visit
Visit by Queen Elizabeth II at Versailles 1948

The French Republic in Versailles: State Visits

Since the late 19th century the Palace of Versailles has become an important venue for official and diplomatic receptions in France.

The official visits

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.

Le serment du Jeu de Paume, 20 juin 1789

1791 - 1792 — Jacques-Louis David

Le serment du Jeu de Paume, 20 juin 1789
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1701 — Hyacinthe RIGAUD

Louis XIV
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1783 — Élisabeth Vigée Lebrun

Portrait de Marie-Antoinette
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1665 — Gian-Lorenzo Bernini, dit (le) Bernin

Buste de Louis XIV
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1777 — Michel-Barthélémy Ollivier

Souper du prince
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