From the seat of power to a museum of the history of France
A place of intimacy
The art of perspective
The Coach Gallery
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.
André Cardinal Destouches had an exceptional life. He began as a missionary in Siam, and went on to fight in the royal army at the siege of Namur (1692); he then discovered his talent for music, took lessons with Campra and became very close to the musician. His first opera composition Isse was performed in 1697 in front of Louis XIV with great success.
The 2019-2020 musical season
The Palace of Versailles presents many operas, concerts, gala evening and ballets in some of its exceptional sites as the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel. In May 2020 we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the inauguration of the Versailles Royal Opera : discover the 2019-2020 musical season programme.
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.