During the European Night of Museums, the Palace of Versailles is opening its most prestigious areas to the public: the Royal Chapel, the King's State Apartments, and the Hall of Mirrors. Visitors will thus have a unique night-time opportunity to discover the heart of the former royal residence.  #Versaillesbynight

The European Night of Museums

After the exceptional opening of the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery in 2015, and the Great Stables in 2016, the 13th edition of the European Night of Museums will showcase the places that have contributed to Versailles’ worldwide renown since the 17th century.

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The itinerary

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the Royal Chapel at night. This masterpiece of religious art was completed in 1710 by Robert de Cotte, who continued the work begun by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1687. Along with the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel is considered the boldest Versailles project under the reign of Louis XIV. The visit will then continue through the Palace's emblematic areas: the succession of ceremonial rooms, the Hall of Mirrors, and the King's Bedchamber.

The Royal Chapel

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Cette promenade permettra aux noctambules de déambuler dans les salons qui accueillaient au XVIIe siècle cérémonies, festivités royales et soirées d’appartement.

Practical information

  • Free admission
  • Times: 7.30 pm – 1 am (last entry at 12.30 am)
  • Access via the Main Gate and entrance A

Social networks

As part of this event, the Palace of Versailles is encouraging all visitors to share their experiences on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) with the hashtag #Versaillesbynight.

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