On 20 June 1789, the Royal Tennis Court of Versailles played a major part in French history. From being a royal sports hall during the reign of Louis XIV, it became synonymous with the foundation of French democracy and will be forever linked to a key episode in the French Revolution.
A “green lung” just 16 kilometres from Paris, the estate managed by the Public Institution of the Palace of Versailles draws a great many nature lovers and sports enthusiasts every day. Make the most of this exceptional natural heritage on your own or with friends, as a family or a club.
The virtual exhibition that puts Versailles in the picture!
At the Palace / The Palace
Hyacinthe Rigaud or the Sun Portrait
The Palace of Versailles will be presenting the first major monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Hyacinthe Rigaud. This most famous portraitist of the Sun King dominated portraiture for nearly a century and set new codes in the discipline.
The 28th november 1973
The exceptional evening, from November 28, 1973 at the Royal Opera, organized by the Baroness of Rothschild, in close association with the chief curator, Gérald Van der Kemp to raise funds for the restoration and remedying of the Palace. The show at the Opéra Royal combines fashion show, dance and singing in a staging by Jean-Louis Barrault.
From February 28 to May 31 2021
After Singapore in 2019, the next stop on the tour of the “Virtually Versailles” digital exhibition will be Shanghai’s Xitiandi Style Mall. The event will take place from 28 February to 31 May 2021 and will offer an immersive journey into the world of the Palace, its décor, collections and gardens.
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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.